Devil

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
Devil Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 15+

Spooky trapped-in-elevator horror tale promotes forgiveness.

PG-13 2010 80 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 45 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+
age 13+

Scary fun for 13+!

Great movie! I liked how different the story is from others. Thought it seemed tame for a horror but then noticed the PG-13 rating...the rating is very accurate. Not too over-the-top for 13+ viewers but still creepy and suspenseful! About of group of people trapped on an elevator who each have their own horrific past and it's only discovered when security looks further into it. When the lights in the elevator start flickering on and off, someone mysteriously gets hurt or dies, and you only see the result of the killing when the lights go back on. Each of them think that it's someone in the elevator performing the gruesome acts so they accuse each other sometimes. But in the end, a survivor discovers who/what it was all along. Not too much gore and a good creepy atmosphere throughout. Violence has bickering and arguing between characters, a person hanged, injuries with some gore, a neck stab, person with their head twisted backward, images although hard to make out sometimes of the devil, electrocution and someone falls out of a window. Language isn't too bad but has a few uses of sh*t, [email protected], @ss, Oh-my-God, jerk, scumbag but no f-words. Sexual content doesn't exist except for a woman accusing a creepy guy that he touched her @ss (in her words). Drinking, alcoholics and talk of drunk driving. Good scary fun for 13+ range.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Identity Poster Image

    Identity

    Scary beyond belief serial killer thriller.

    age 18+
  • Vacancy Poster Image

    Vacancy

    Taut, grisly horror movie has unexpected bite.

    age 18+
  • Panic Room Poster Image

    Panic Room

    Extreme suspense, graphic violence; not for kids.

    age 16+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate