Devil’s Advocate
1997
***½
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen

This visually impressive and gripping morality play is reminiscent of The Firm. A young hotshot lawyer is lured into a dodgy law firm, only this time it’s literally run by a bad guy. Al Pacino goes predictably over the top but Charlize Theron is excellent in her breakthrough performance. Based on Andrew Neiderman’s novel.