If I tell you to go see this movie, you should. I am a person who has not enjoyed one of this writer/director's movies in probably ten years. When did Unbreakable come out? I liked that one.
Devil is perhaps miss-marketed, as a lot of truly good films are. This one is being sold as a horror film, which it never really is, nor does it try to be. What it is more is a closed room mystery, in the purest sense it can be. People. Closed space. Death. Miss Christie would be pleased.
While this film is a departure from what you might expect, it delivers something just as unexpected, and this time, unlike the Sixth Sense, I do not mean the punchline.
“...There are so many ways of being despicable it quite makes one's head spin. But the way to be really despicable is to be contemptuous of other people's pain. You ought to have some apprehension that the man you see before you was once even younger than you are now and arrived at his present wretchedness by imperceptible degrees.”