Release date: Wednesday, September 16
Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennet, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska
Director: Antonio Campos
Run-time: 2h 18min
Age rating: R
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
If you're in the mood for a star-studded thriller, watch The Devil All the Time on Netflix. The psychological drama, which premieres tomorrow, boasts a cast filled with A-list names: Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan and more.
The Devil All the Time is based on the Southern Gothic-noir novel by Donald Ray Pollock. The blood-soaked, violence-laden tale follows a several, interconnected families near Knockemstiff, Ohio after World War II and into the 1950s. At the center of the story is young Arvin Russell (Holland), an orphan whose father (Bill Skarsgard) instilled the belief, "There’s a lot of no-good sons of bitches out there."
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He's right. Among those sinister characters are an unholy preacher (Pattinson) with designs on Arvin's stepsister (Eliza Scanlen), a corrupt sheriff (Stan), a creepy photographer (Jason Clarke) and his immoral wife (Riley Keough). In their country backwoods, evil lurks in everywhere, as does rage and fear.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch The Devil All the Time on Netflix.
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How to watch The Devil All the Time movie in the US
If you're in the U.S., you can watch The Devil All the Time on Netflix (opens in new tab) starting at 3:01 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 16.
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The Devil All the Time trailer
The Devil All the Time trailer opens with Arvin celebrating his birthday and receiving the gift of his father's old gun, foreshadowing the violence that will follow. The trailer also flashes back to Arvin's father returning home from WWII and discovering a gruesome scene. That's just the start of the bloody violence that follows.
The Devil All the Time cast
The Devil All the Time features an ensemble cast, headlined by Tom Holland as Arvin Russell. He's joined by:
- Bill Skarsgård as Willard Russell, Arvin’s father
- Haley Bennett as Charlotte Russell, Arvin’s mother
- Riley Keough as Sandy Henderson, Carl’s wife
- Robert Pattinson as Reverend Preston Teagardin
- Jason Clarke as Carl Henderson, Sandy’s husband
- Sebastian Stan as Sheriff Lee Bodecker, Sandy's brother
- Eliza Scanlen as Lenora Laferty, Arvin’s half sister
- Harry Melling as Roy Laferty, Lenora’s father
- Mia Wasikowska as Helen Hatton, Lenora's mother
- Douglas Hodge as Tater Brown
- Pokey LaFarge as Theodore, Roy's best friend
- Tim Blake Nelson as Gas Station Attendant
The Devil All the Time movie reviews
The Devil All the Time is receiving mixed to negative reviews. Here's a sampling of what movie critics are saying:
AV Club (opens in new tab): "The pace slackens too much in the film’s final third, as the plot stops racing ahead through the characters’ lives and instead carefully positions them for a series of final confrontations. And while the performances are all strong, some of the attempts at Southern accents—Pattinson’s in particular—come across as exaggerated to the point of becoming cartoonish. "
IndieWire (opens in new tab): "There is no reason to care about anyone in Antonio Campos’ “The Devil All the Time,” a sweaty, bloated mess of a movie that flushes a knockout ensemble down the drain."
Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab): "With a cast so large and so consistently good, it's nearly impossible to single out more than a few players, though it's maybe most gratifying to see Holland so far from Peter Parker mode; his performance is delicately underplayed, which is not a claim Pattinson can probably make with a straight face. "
Mashable (opens in new tab): "And yet, it's hard to muster up any feeling stronger than "aw, sweetie" about these unconvincing visions of moral depravity. The more self-important this film becomes, the sillier it gets, especially because The Devil All the Time manages to trip over every overplayed trope on its way to saying not much of anything."