Beat the Devil
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An exquisitely dry comedy with a witty script by Truman Capote, this film finds subtle, absurdist laughs in the misadventures of Humphrey Bogart's tough customer, who becomes involved in a complex scheme to gain control of a patch of uranium-rich land in Africa.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Beat the Devil puzzled audiences on its first release, it has charmed them since."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An all-star home movie."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"he film ranges from the diffident to the grotesque, with Huston selecting his lenses to make the performers look as freakish as possible."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Perhaps the oddest film Humphrey Bogart ever made."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It looks like it's going to be a riot, but turns out almost laugh free."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"You have to wonder what Capote and John Huston were thinking in trying to make a satire that didn't have any actual jokes."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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