The Devil All the Time

Character: Willard

Created by: Donald Ray Pollock

Directed by: Antonio Campos

Written by: Antonio Campos, Paulo Campos

Produced by: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker, Randall Poster, Max Born

Cast Members: Tom Holland, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Sebastian Stan, Haley Bennett, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson

Released date: September 11, 2020

Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller

Sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality.

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Taglines:

  • Some people are just born to be buried.
  • Everyone ends up in the same damned place.

Trivia and Goofs:

  • Willard’s unit crest indicates he was part of the 3rd Marine Division, which only saw action in the Pacific Theater. He comes home with a German Luger pistol, although the 3rd MarDiv did not see action in Europe.
  • Crucifixion is a recurring theme throughout the movie. There is a picture of Jesus on the cross hanging on the wall in Arvin’s room. Arvin, Willard and Reverend Teagardin all injure their hands, recalling the stigmata. And while it wasn’t common, Japanese soldiers really did crucify prisoners of war during World War II.