suing the devil movie review

suing the devil movie review

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Rick R

Broadbeach, Australia

#1 May 8, 2012
I can hardly find words to express how grand this film is—superb acting and story, with lot of action, drama and emotion—but the stunning message, that the devil’s greatest lie is he doesn’t exist, is what carries “Suing the Devil” to the end.
Malcolm McDowell, as the devil, packs a powerful, mesmerizing, punching performance to the very end, and without him, we wouldn’t be talking about this film, as much. This is probably his finest performance.
The movie has an eerie tension to it that begins with the first scene, and crescendos to the final confrontation between Luke (Bart Bronson) and the devil. The ending is one of the best in recent cinema history and culminates to an incredible feel-good, uplifting ending.
“Suing the Devil” does not portray the devil as a horrible being, but rather takes the C. S. Lewis approach that the devil is the same being that “tricked” Eve thousands of years earlier. I love this approach the filmmakers took—it’s a profoundly layered film that drips of intelligence, so lost among all films today, not just faith-based.
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Suing the Devil Fan

Broadbeach, Australia

#2 May 8, 2012
Excellent film!

Malcolm McDowell’ performance is outstanding. Better even than Walter Huston’s eerie portrayal of Scratch in the film “The Devil and Daniel Webster.” Malcolm played the part of Satan with arrogance, rebelliousness, deceit, anger, mockery, pride, sarcasm, hatred, and malevolence, such as has never been seen on film. In other words, an honest, effective, Biblically accurate, and revealing representation of the Enemy.

It is refreshing that an actor of such caliber as Malcolm McDowell, who not only starred in the film, but also produced it, would make such a bold statement for Christ and create a film that will no doubt be useful for sharing the Gospel.

Bart Bronson also does a splendid job portraying Luke, a young attorney who files a lawsuit against Satan for all the damages he has caused him, personally, and humanity throughout time. Luke struggles with human nature, but grows in faith as he attempts to expose and boldly confront Satan. The premise of the film cleverly presents and addresses many questions and objections people raise about faith, God, Jesus Christ, Satan, evil, temptation, salvation, free will, the reality of Hell, and individual choice.

There are Scriptural references throughout, quoted directly or paraphrased effectively. Interesting to note is the way many people in the film dismiss Satan or knowingly and willingly support him. In response, the devil belittles those serving him and gloats over his cartoonish characterization in the media.

The film focuses on Satan’s biggest lie: that Hell isn’t real and the devil doesn’t exist. But his pride prevents him from remaining silent, so he appears in court to defend himself.

The testimony of witnesses, cross examination, and summary arguments are very interesting. I pray that this film will plant seeds and give pause to unbelievers.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent!/ Moviemaking quality: 4½

Kansas City, MO

#3 May 8, 2012
Suing the devil is my favorite movie
Esther Simon

Broadbeach, Australia

#4 May 8, 2012
It is a very compelling movie about exposing the lies of the devil & our authority over the power of the enemy thru Jesus! It did not a bit watered down the message of the Gospel! Brave!!!

I noticed that every scene is just packed with messages from the Holy Spirit! I said 'Brave!' because this film is up and against the devil! Yes, like face to face to the enemy!

I love what Malcom McDowell said in the movie -"Everyday people die. And they are not really dead!…There is only 2 places, they are either alive in heaven or alive in hell! You pick!” WOW!
I personally matured more spiritually after watching this film. This is a great tool for evangelism! So I am buying for everyone I know who needs to be saved and mature in their Christian walk!!” Looking forward for more radical films like this ! #

Broadbeach, Australia

#5 May 10, 2012

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