The Devil's Own
The Devil's Own (1997)

A New York cop finds himself playing host to a notorious IRA terrorist who has come to the U.S. to buy weapons to get final revenge upon those responsible for his father's brutal execution.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 24, 1998
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Critic Score
31%
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User Score
42%



Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

The good news is, The Devil's Own doesn't live down to its reputation.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

What's left is a lot of moral grappling, not all of which has one iota of relevance to the plot.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Messy, but still strangely appealing

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Presents itself as being about Something Important, whereas in fact it is really about nothing very much at all.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A cobbled-together mess of conflicting tones.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Unjustly dismissed and really quite watchable, despite Brad Pitt's silly Irish accent.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Finally just another schoolmarmish prestige piece touting America's moral superiority

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The line 'This is not an American story, it's an Irish one' means nothing ... it is a story as American as McNuggets -- all extra-crispy coating and no real meat underneath.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Revolves around two men whose passionate commitment to justice puts them on a collision course.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
They came from different worlds. They fought for different causes.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
terrorists kidnapped Harrisons family again! part4584
Anthony Lawrie
This film is as good as Brad Pitt?s Irish accent (although he mastered it in Snatch).
Sophie Burgess
Awful. At first I thought the story sounded real good at it got off to a great start but it just didn't follow through and bored the pants off of me. I got… More
Jason Owens
This has GOT to be the worst movie ever for both Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt. I found myself wondering throughout, "What is this movie even about?"
Derek Daniels
Wow. With these two stars headlining something like this, you just think it has to be pretty decent. Sorry to disappoint you, folks. Ford puts in a good… More