It’s The Firm meets Rosemary’s Baby: hotshot Florida attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) is lured to New York City by the promise of riches from senior partner John Milton (Al Pacino). Any similarity to the name of the Paradise Lost scribe is no coincidence, as Milton reveals a diabolical agenda for Lomax and his young wife, Mary Ann (Charlize Theron, in a full-blooded, career-launching role). Pacino’s performance as a ripsnorting father figure (or perhaps something more sinister…) is outsized enough to make his work in Scarface look restrained, yet his pyrotechnics are right at home in this deliciously lurid tale. Features a scorching turn by Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) as Kevin’s seductive office mate as well as an operatic new twist on selling your soul.
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