Blu-ray Review: ALL THE DEVIL’S MEN

ALL THE DEVIL’S MEN was written and directed by Matthew Hope and stars Milo Gibson, Sylvia Hoeks, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Elliot Cowan, Joseph Millson and William Fichtner.

All the Devil’s Men follows a team of hardened military operatives on a relentless manhunt through the backstreets of London in this explosive action-thriller. A battle-scarred mercenary in the War on Terror is forced to go on an overseas mission to find a disavowed CIA operative, which turns into a deadly running battle with a former military comrade and his private army.

This gritty international action-thriller follows a CIA special ops team that includes Collins (Milo Gibson), Samuelson (Gbenga Akinnagbe) and Brennan (William Fichtner) on a top-secret mission to locate Deighton (Joseph Millson), a former ally of Collins’ who’s working with McKnight (Elliott Cowan). Calling the shots for the CIA team is Leigh (Sylvia Hoeks) who also has a personal vendetta against McKnight and she’ll do anything to take him down, even if it means playing both sides and betraying her team.

The reason the CIA is hunting down these men is because McKnight has plans to buy a nuclear warhead from the Russians and a dangerous man like this can’t have this kind of power in his possession so the small team goes in to stop him no matter what the cost. What they didn’t count on is that Deighton has a small army at his disposal and he’s ready for a fight while McKnight moves on and seals the deal for the warhead. Not everyone of the team makes it out alive but Collins is the last man standing and he’s able to track down McKnight and stop him before he gets away. Don’t worry because I didn’t give it all away because there’s twists thrown into the mix.

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, an image and list of special features. The Blu-ray disc also features some artwork that matches the front cover. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, I know All the Devil’s Men hasn’t received great reviews but I kind of enjoyed it for what it is because it’s a fast-paced action thriller that focuses on the war on terror and the battle-scarred heroes that fight it on a daily basis. Most action movies are just like horror movies when it comes to the “snobby critics” because they only like a handful of films that lean more towards artsy fartsy dramas that put normal people to sleep. This movie serves as a calling card for Milo Gibson in his first lead role and he does a great job and pops should be proud plus he’s surrounded by a great supporting cast. The movie is packed to the max with gun fights, explosions, car chases and hand-to-hand combat, so the violence is at a peak level to say the least. There a lot of bloodshed and the body count is high in this entertaining watch that was made for die hard action movie buffs. All the Devil’s Men will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) on February 5th.

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 100 Minutes

Rated: R

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.35:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Special Features: The Blu-ray extra is a making of featurette that includes interviews with some of the cast and crew. There’s also a digtial copy of the movie.

  • All the Devil’s Men: Working in the Shadows” Featurette (08:04)
  • Digital Copy
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