Questions tagged [the-devils-advocate]

1997 American thriller about a lawyer (Keanu Reeves) who gets tempted by the devil disguised as the head of a successful law firm (Al Pacino).

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Why doesn't Kevin recognize the news reporter as the devil?

At the end of The Devil's Advocate (1997), Kevin is having a dialogue with Milton where things are revealed to him. Among the things he now knows is that Milton/(the Devil) doesn't actually do the ...
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Are the supernatural events real, illusions or a state of a character's mind at the time?

There are a number of supernatural events that happen as the plot of The Devil's Advocate unfolds, all of which center around John Milton's power. Some examples of these: Mary Anne & Eddie ...
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Is "I'm no puppeteer, Kevin" a lie?

Throughout the Devil's Advocate there are many different glimpses into John Milton's power. Despite this John tells Kevin that he's "no puppeteer", at least regarding free will. While I understand the ...
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What does "He sets the rules in opposition" mean?

Towards the end of Devil's Advocate, John Milton makes a long speech to Kevin. In part of this he gives Kevin an "inside information" into God and quotes: He gives man instincts. He gives you this ...
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Why did John Milton bother the guy in the subway train?

When John and Kevin are riding the subway train John intentionally "gets the attention" of a very hostile commuter. In the shot prior to John pulling the face at him it is clear that the commuter is ...
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Sopranos: Mergers & Acquisitions - Devil's Advocate Homage?

There is a scene in the episode of The Sopranos, called "Mergers and Acquisitions" where Valentina La Paz gets up after being with Tony Sopranos. The positioning of her body with regards to the camera ...
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Why does the devil go by the name John Milton?

In The Devil's Advocate (1997) Al Pacino plays a character who goes by the alias John Milton, who is eventually revealed to be the devil. Why does he go by this alias? Is there any symbolism meant by ...
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Was the Devil's Advocate showing multiple attempts to corrupt Kevin?

Based on another question, What was Satan's goal with Kevin?, the answer says that Milton/Satan/Pacino is trying to do everything again, taking a different approach. But what is apparent is ...
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What was Satan's goal with Kevin?

I watched the movie The Devils Advocate tonight but could not understand why did Satan (played by Al Pacino) choose Kevin (played by Keanu Reeves) to make him a conscientious person. Satan does not do ...
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What does he mean by "Vanity-definitely my favourite sin"?

Quotation By Satan at the end of The Devils Advocate Vanity — definitely my favorite sin. What does he mean by that? He has succeeded in transforming Kevin to a good man. So why does he make this ...