The Devil and Max Devlin
The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

The title character, a nasty landlord (Elliott Gould), is killed in a car accident and descends into hell. There he meets the Devil (Bill Cosby), who promises him his life back if he can find three people willing to sell their souls in… More

Rated: PG
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DVD Release Date: January 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

The script has its moments, especially when Cosby is around as the Devil's aide, but the film finally subsides in a welter of structural flaws and heartwarming sentiment.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I loved this as a kid. It didn't hold up well, once I grew up.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

The performances are attractive though, with one exception, not especially memorable.

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Scott Weinberg

Clumsy ol' Disney comedy.

TV Guide

Despite an encouraging start, the film degenerates into typical Disney sentimentality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
A splashy Disney curiosity. It's great seeing Bill Cosby as the Devil! Elliot Gould plays Max Devlin, a rotten man who is given the chance to save his own… More
Sean Gillespie
THE first movie my family ever rented. You know back in the day when you had to rent the VCR too. It came in a big bulky plastic case like a musical instrument.… More