Christian Answers Movie Review: Suing the Devil

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.

http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2011/suingthedevil2011.html

Dove Foundation Review: Suing the Devil

What a terrific film! Malcolm McDowell turns in a compelling performance as the devil himself, and he brings all the tricks and accusations he can to the trial in which he finds himself and his lawyers defending his past and evil ways. Bart Bronson also does a commendable job as Luke O’Brien, the salesman who is a lawyer by night and who files a default judgment against Satan as he is tired of his scheming ways and the pain he has inflicted on people over the centuries. This film is based in scripture and many verses are quoted and the special effects are nicely handled as they reveal that Satan is a being from below. O’Brien’s plan to expose Satan is in keeping with the Bible which urges believers to be aware of the subtle deceptions of the enemy. We find in this film that Satan still can’t stand to have scripture quoted at him! Satan states in the movie that the Bible is fiction but he sure squirms when it is used against him. He makes comments like “Evil is good’ but O’Brien, despite Satan’s accusations, holds his own against him when he relies on scripture, a lesson to all believers. This film was made with good intentions and writer and director Tim Chey hits a homerun with this story, his direction and with this film. We highly recommend this film for ages twelve plus and for mature kids under twelve. This is a movie which offers hope and inspiration. Every Christian should see it as should anyone who has ever faced the storms of life, which covers everyone. We award this film five Doves, our highest rating. Official Website for “Suing the Devil”

 

http://www.dove.org/reviewpopup.asp?Unique_ID=8597

Man Drives 3 Hours in the Rain to See ‘Suing the Devil’ movie

In a telling tale of the intense public interest to see the new faith-based movie, ‘Suing the Devil,’ one man drove 3 hours – enduring pouring rain and other bad weather – to see the film at a theater.

“I drove that far because the theaters around here are not playing it,” says Jeremy Ambler, “and the closest theater was in Greensboro, North Carolina. I had to see the film!”

Along the way, Jeremy endured pouring rain, sleet, and other bad weather as he drove across two state-lines to see the film.

Was it worth it in the end? “Oh yes! The film rocked!” he says. “The film really spoke to me about how cunning the devil is and how he manipulates you into pleasing him instead of God. Things like lust, revenge, slander, loving the world…the film was amazing. You could not have found a better actor to play the devil than Malcolm McDowell.”

Kay Arthur, best-selling author and founder of Precept Ministries, also says, “It’s a wonderful film that shows the spiritual battle we face against the Enemy.”

‘Suing the Devil,’ the highly-acclaimed film opened in select theaters nationwide on August 26, 2011. It had the second highest-grossing average of any independent film in the nation.

‘Suing the Devil’ stars Malcolm McDowell, Rebecca St. James, Corbin Bernsen, Shannen Fields (‘Facing the Giants’), Tom Sizemore, Ros Gentle, and Bart Bronson. Hillsong also participated in the movie shot in Sydney, Australia.

‘Suing the Devil’ also made the list of WIRED Magazine’s ‘Top Summer Movies That Will Rock Your World’ and won the Five-Dove award from the Dove Foundation.

In the film, Luke O’Brien (Bart Bronsen), a washed-up janitor turned night law student, decides to sue Satan (Malcolm McDowell) for $8 trillion dollars. On the last day before Luke files a default judgment, Satan appears to defend himself. On Satan’s legal team are 10 of the country’s best trial lawyers (Dennis Cole, Jeff Gannon, Annie Lee). The entire world watches Legal TV (Corbin Bernsen, Tom Sizemore, Rebecca St. James) to see who will win the Trial of the Century.

http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/7770017692.html

Dan’s Movie Review: Suing the Devil

So I watched this film without finding anything about it. Suing The Devil is an odd story about a young gentleman who decides to sue the devil for 8 trillion dollars. The film was peppered with sarcastic undertones as veteran actor Malcolm McDowell played Satan with vim and panache. Suing the devil poked fun at all aspects of the devil including looking for him at used car lots and strip clubs.

Although most of the film takes place inside the courtroom, outside drama was played like a Court TV battle with host and very quirky, and down right nutty Tom Sizemore as Tony ‘The Hip’ Anzaldo. In addition to him was the levelheaded and damn cute Rebecca St. James as the tame and demure Jasmine Williams

Not sure what to make of the whole thing, it is definitely open to interpretation, thoughtful, well acted, and very well directed. I thought it was a rip on the ridiculousness of the whole God Satan argument, until the final stage of the film, Suing the Devil develops a more somber tone.

There were many movie references including the “You can’t handle the truth” line from A few Good Men. I enjoyed it the script, it was smart and if you have a low vocabulary, you will admonish this as trifle drivel. You do not have to be religious to enjoy this film. Just enjoy the silliness of looking for Satan and the devil leaving a flaming business card.

I loved it, Come to find out, Suing the Devil was apparently a religious film! So what, I rate it a solid 7 out of 10 as Motley Crue would say: I give a “SHOUT AT THE DEVIL!!!!! hahahahah.

http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/04/malcolm-mcdowell-interview-suing-the-devil

http://www.fandango.com/suingthedevil_146565/moviereviews

http://www.fandango.com/suingthedevil_146565/moviereviews

From Fandango (Neil Ward):

I really enjoyed watching Suing the Devil. The concept of a struggling law-student suing the Devil for a ton of money was quite original, IMHO. Malcolm McDowall was perfect in his role as Satan, and pretty much steals the show with his sly, cunning, and sinister portrayal of the Dark Lord. Not to give away the plot, but there is much more to the story than simply some guy trying to sue the Devil to get payback, or even money. Two thumbs up!

http://www.fandango.com/suingthedevil_146565/moviereviews

Fandango Movie Review: Suing the Devil

From Fandango (Neil Ward):

I really enjoyed watching Suing the Devil. The concept of a struggling law-student suing the Devil for a ton of money was quite original, IMHO. Malcolm McDowall was perfect in his role as Satan, and pretty much steals the show with his sly, cunning, and sinister portrayal of the Dark Lord. Not to give away the plot, but there is much more to the story than simply some guy trying to sue the Devil to get payback, or even money. Two thumbs up!

http://www.fandango.com/suingthedevil_146565/moviereviews

Film Review for ‘Suing the Devil’ from The Lair:

Film Review for ‘Suing the Devil’ from The Lair:
 
Suing The Devil, which stars Malcolm McDowell as Satan, is set to hit On-Demand on April 6th. The film, which is directed by Tim Chey, is about a law student who sues the Devil, and gets more than he bargains for. Sounds like fun to me!
 
The film also stars Rebecca St. James, Corbin Bernsen, Shannen Fields and Tom Sizemore. Below I have full release details as to which On-Demand networks will be carrying the film, as well as a few stills and the extended trailer.
 
SUING THE DEVIL revolves around a landmark legal battle, in which a down and out law student Luke O’Brien (Bart Bronson) sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Just as Luke is about to file a default judgement, Satan (Malcolm McDowell) himself appears to defend himself. Armed with a legal team of the United States’ best trial lawyers, the entire world watches intently to see who will win this Trial of the Century.

Cable Carriers: AT&T, Brighthouse, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast/Xfinity, COX, DirectTV VOD, Insight, Mediacom, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Rogers (Canada), Cogeco (Canada), Shaw (Canada), Telus (Canada)
Broadband Carriers: Amazon Video On Demand, Apple iTunes, Blockbuster OnDemand, CinemaNow, Playstation, Vudu, Xbox, Zune
 
 
 
 
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Film Review for ‘Suing the Devil’ from The Lair:
 
Suing The Devil, which stars Malcolm McDowell as Satan, is set to hit On-Demand on April 6th. The film, which is directed by Tim Chey, is about a law student who sues the Devil, and gets more than he bargains for. Sounds like fun to me!
 
The film also stars Rebecca St. James, Corbin Bernsen, Shannen Fields and Tom Sizemore. Below I have full release details as to which On-Demand networks will be carrying the film, as well as a few stills and the extended trailer.
 
SUING THE DEVIL revolves around a landmark legal battle, in which a down and out law student Luke O’Brien (Bart Bronson) sues Satan for $8 trillion dollars. Just as Luke is about to file a default judgement, Satan (Malcolm McDowell) himself appears to defend himself. Armed with a legal team of the United States’ best trial lawyers, the entire world watches intently to see who will win this Trial of the Century.

Cable Carriers: AT&T, Brighthouse, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast/Xfinity, COX, DirectTV VOD, Insight, Mediacom, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Rogers (Canada), Cogeco (Canada), Shaw (Canada), Telus (Canada)
Broadband Carriers: Amazon Video On Demand, Apple iTunes, Blockbuster OnDemand, CinemaNow, Playstation, Vudu, Xbox, Zune
 
 
 
 
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Suing the Devil Movie Review

Movie Review: Suing the Devil

From Crown Video

Tired of all the pain that the Devil has inflicted on the world over the centuries, a down-and-out law student decides to sue Satan for eight trillion dollars.  Satan suddenly shows up to defend himself, and then the Trial of the Century begins!!

 SUING THE DEVIL provides insights into the big dangers of pride, the power of prayer, and the ultimate victory that there is in CHRIST over all the forces of evil.

We find in this movie that Satan still can’t stand to have scripture quoted at him!  He states that the Bible is fiction, but certainly squirms when it is used against him!!  He makes comments like “Evil is good”, but Luke holds his own when he relies on scripture, which is a strong lesson of a reminder for all of us believers!!

http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/04/malcolm-mcdowell-interview-suing-the-devil

http://www.christiandvd.com/suing-devil-p-3233.html

 

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