Warner Bros. (Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson & Anne
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Jonathan Lemkin & Tony Gilroy [based on the novel
by Andrew Neiderman]
DP: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Ed: Mark Warner
Mus: James Newton Howard
PD: Bruno Rubeo
Keanu Reeves (Kevin Lomax), Al Pacino (John
Milton), Charlize Theron (Mary Ann Lomax), Jeffrey Jones (Eddie Barzoon), Judith Ivey (Edith Lomax), Connie Nielsen (Christabella Andreoli), Craig T. Nelson (Alexander
A horror twist on the courtroom drama, playing wholly on
the concept that the devil owns a law firm which specialises in getting the guilty acquitted, free to roam the streets to sin again. Unfortunately, this is as satirical as it gets and the
final 15 minutes descends into incredulity.
Keanu Reeves is less wooden than usual as hotshot lawyer
Kevin Lomax, whilst Al Pacino gets to ham it up and shout a lot as John Milton, the firm's owner. The best performance in the film belongs to newcomer Charlize Theron, delivering a solid big
screen breakthrough as Lomax's wife.