The Devil All the Time, Netflix’s latest mystery/thriller directed by Antonio Campos, follows the journey of complex and conflicted characters who eventually crisscross into each other’s lives. The film features an ensemble cast of Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgård, Sebastian Stan, Harry Melling, Jason Clarke and Haley Bennett to name a few. YouTuber Steph Cozza from the channel Aggressive Comix shares her feelings about this dark thriller.
It’s just one of those films that pulls you along, it lures you in with its curious and unpredictable plot and its weird twisty complex characters, but then it doesn’t really know where you leave you at the end.
A very dark film with stunning visuals and brilliantly strung together with an odd, yet unsatisfying ending, according to the YouTuber. She gives props to character performances for keeping her fully engaged at the edge of her seat for most of the film.
I would say it’s worth seeing just for the impressive performances from the ensemble cast. I mean we get a brilliant show from Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgård, Haley Bennett, Riley Keough, … the list goes on and on and on.
Despite the well written screenplay by Campos, the YouTuber fails to understand the main premise and purpose of the film. Is the film trying to say something about the delusions some people have about religion and how they believe in what God is telling them to think and feel? Is this a depiction of what corruption looks like even in the hearts of seemingly “good people”?
What does it mean to be good or bad? Right or wrong. Where is the line? But it’s mostly just people being horrible, horrible humans.
In a nutshell, Cozza enjoys the impressive screenplay and performances from the cast describing The Devil All the Time as “a spectacle of horrible complex misshapen people.”
YouTuber Steph Cozza from Aggressive Comix rates and reviews movies on her channel regularly.