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

A policeman plays Good Samaritan to a visitor from Ireland, only to discover that he has a potentially deadly secret. Belfast-born Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) saw his father gunned down by enemy soldiers at the age of eight, and when he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 26, 1997
DVD Release Date: February 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Though Hour 2's heavy emphasis on physical and emotional confrontations stimulates dramatic momentum, this respectable superstar meeting is finally, of all things, ordinary.

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

A cobbled-together mess of conflicting tones.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An engrossing but disappointing big-budget political suspense film, that never becomes exceptional.

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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.

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

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

Messy, but still strangely appealing

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
They came from different worlds. They fought for different causes.
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
Coxxie Mild Sauce
terrorists kidnapped Harrisons family again! part4584
Candy Rose
Brad and Harrison are two of my fave actors but this storyline is poor and accents are terrible.