Movie Review

Faith is fickle and evil is rife in 'The Devil All The Time'

Author Donald Ray Pollock's Southern Gothic noir story comes to the screen in this multi-stranded film

27 September 2020 - 00:01 By

Director Antonio Campos has adapted Donald Ray Pollock's 2011 Southern Gothic noir, The Devil All The Time, with plenty of style, grim pity for the unavoidable tragedies of its multi-story characters and an increasingly brutal and grotesque body count.

Set in the backwaters of West Virginia and the real-life Ohio town of Knockemstiff, the film begins in the post-World War 2 era before taking us on a roller-coaster ride of misery that skips back and forth in time and between a set of memorably sketched, loosely connected characters spanning the decades leading up to the Vietnam War...

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