Running With the Devil

critic Reviews

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    Rex ReedObserver
    Ho-hum. Running with the Devil is yet another generic drug trade thriller that defies coherence, embraces clichés, and wastes the time and talent of Nicolas Cage.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    What might in other hands have played as a tragedy is lent further emotional distance by the fact that there are almost no innocent victims here.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    It almost doesn't matter that it doesn't make a lick of sense.
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    Sara StewartNew York Post
    A tiresome parade of gory and sexist cliches that are, frankly, insulting to a cast that includes Laurence Fishburne, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Leslie Bibb and Clifton Collins Jr.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Plays like a flowchart in search of a pulse, a drama whose Traffic-like ambitions aren't matched by narrative inspiration.
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    Andrew StoverFilm Threat
    If you want to see a film about how the Columbian drug trade process works, then this movie is for you. If you like films like Sicario or Traffic, this may be right up your alley...
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    Sean BurnsNorth Shore Movies
    As long as the movie sticks with Fishburne it's a blast. Unfortunately, Cabell has bigger ambitions.
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    Chris AgarScreenRant
    Running With the Devil is a dull, disjointed affair that unfortunately wastes the talents of its high-profile ensemble cast.
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    Niall BrowneMovies in Focus
    Jason Cabell's Running With The Devil might not be perfect, but at least it attempts to do something new with the oft-told tale of drugs moving across the Mexico/US border.
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    David N. ButterworthLa Movie Boeuf
    "It's Nic Cage. How bad could it be?"
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