The Devils
The Devils (1971)

The Devils was the Ken Russell film version of the controversial play by John Whiting. The story, based on Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudun, concerns controversial 17th century French priest Urbain Grandier, whose radical political… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 16, 1971
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Donald J. Levit
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Never letting up its energy, 'The Devils' is eye-ride.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Quite frankly one of the greatest films ever made. Period. No qualifiers are necessary.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Ken Russell at his excessively visual best and dramatic worst.

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Cole Smithey

Twisted genius.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
This is any Cinefiles dream come true, Ken Russel adapting John Whiting adapting Aldous Huxley starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Derek Jarman's… More
familiar stranger
There have been quite a few movies on false accusations of witchcraft, but the highly extra-ordinary execution of the subject matter herein makes this one, one… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
One of my all time favorite movies, sadly missing a proper DVD release with the full uncut version to this day. Seems the movie keeps hitting nerves after 40… More
Wahida K
Nice but even tiny bit cheesy 70 Movie
Steve K
Here's a film that deserves a far more detailed write-up than I am going to give it. Easily the best film I saw last year. Stellar performances keep your… More
Arash Xak
Insane depiction of insanity, hypocrisy & corruption, Impressive in most aspects