Today I watched The Devils Own and I have to say it was very average indeed. The cast is actually really good and all put in pretty good performances but for me the story is lacking and seems to have poor characters.
The story focuses on the confict between Rory (Brad Pitt) and Tom (Harrison Ford), one a notorious terrorist from Ireland and the other a veteran cop from New York. They grow close but eventually come to blows as they each realize neither will back down from the situation.
The situation is a bag of money being used to purchase missiles for the IRA and after men break into his family home; Tom is, at worst slightly aggieved to find out Rory is involved.
Rory at times also seems so out of character, maybe that was the intention seeing as he is on the run but at no point are you thinking, ‘oh dear, this guy is responsible for twenty plus deaths’ nor does it seem that he has the troubles of things he has done in the past on his mind. It just wasn’t very believable.
That being said I don’t think it had enough character building scenes, Rory seemed like an almost care-free lad and Tom, who by the end was holding Rorys hand when he was dying. Too far for me i’m afraid, hours earlier he had just killed his best friend and was also responsible for seriously endangering his family.
I don’t think so… some good action scenes at the start and the most ridiculous ending known to man.