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Blu-ray Review: The Devil’s Own

You know him; you love him; now see that man Brad Pitt in this slow-paced moralistic drama.

The Devil’s Own was directed by the late Alan J. Pakula (April 7th 1928 – November 19th 1998) and tells the story of Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) who at a very young age witnesses his father’s brutal execution by masked gunmen. He joins the IRA, and soon becomes one of the most dangerous men in Ireland. McGuire then travels to New York on a mission. Through an IRA sympathizer, he gets a fake green card and arranges to stay with Tom O’Meara (Harrison Ford), an honest cop and family man.

More dodgy deals after the jump.

Tom thinks his family is playing host to a young immigrant from the old country, and this provides the perfect cover for Frankie (now called Rory Devaney). A bond develops between the two men, with Frankie viewing Tom as the father figure he never had. Frankie’s secret mission brings unexpected violence into the home. Tom gets suspicious, and eventually pieces things together. He now has to make a difficult decision – should he let Frankie go or do the lawful thing and bring him in?

The Devil’s Own has a run time of 111 minutes and has an age restriction of 16. This Blu-ray release presents the film re-mastered in HD and sadly comes with no special features except two movie trailers.

The Devil’s Own was kindly supplied for review by Nelmari Claassens, SterKinekor Entertainment Marketing Manager for Sony Pictures. Go to to view the latest Blu-ray news, reviews and competitions featured on SterKinekor Entertainment’s newsletter. Sony Pictures can be found on the Web at