Review: The Devil All The Time

Cert 18 ★★★★


This engaging gothic thriller is set in the postwar American bible belt and is adapted from Donald Ray Pollock’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name.

produced by Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) and directed by Antonio Campos, the film features an impressive ensemble cast comprised of Tom Holland, Eliza Scanlen and Robert Pattinson amongst other current  Hollywood big hitters. It  follows a series of sinister characters who converge around a young man determined to protect those he loves. 

This is a genuinely thrilling, gorgeously acted and at times deeply unsettling story full of surprising twists and turns and featuring some genuinely thrilling performances all around. 

This review was originally published in The Daily Morror on 18/09/20

By Linda Marric

Linda Marric is a freelance film writer and has written extensively about film and TV over the last decade. Current bylines include:
senior film critic and Reviews Editor for HeyUGuys
film critic at the Jewish Chronicle
contributing writer at the Daily Mirror

After graduating with a degree in Film Studies from King's College London, Linda has worked in post-production on a number of film projects and other film-related roles. She has a huge passion for intelligent Scifi movies and is never put off by the prospect of a romantic comedy. Favourite movie: Brazil.