Top definition. One who argues against a cause or position, not as a committed opponent but simply for the sake of argument or to determine the validity of the cause or position. Roman Catholic Church.
What Is the Meaning of ‘Devil’s Advocate’?
An official appointed to present arguments against a proposed canonization or beatification. One who argues against a popular cause or position, not as a committed opponent but simply to make people discuss and consider it in more detail.
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He's such a Devil's Advocate!! One who takes up the opposite argument to another person's statement or position, just to cause a problem for them. She was played by Connie Nielsen. This causes a special effects meltdown so you think the Devil has been thwarted.
It was his willingness to sacrifice his life that redeemed him. TrumpisRosemarysBaby metaphorically speaking of course.
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Likewise, its grasp of human frailty and vanity takes "The Devil's Advocate" dimensions beyond "The Firm. This is a writer's as well as an actor's movie. Screenwriters Jonathan Lemkin and Tony Gilroy have devised a screenplay of sink-or-swim moments, tense seductions and philosophical confrontations, and director Taylor Hackford "An Officer and a Gentleman" has orchestrated it beautifully. The director's sure hand is felt in the film's selective use of surreal flourishes -- thuds on the soundtrack, a lopsided frame that rights itself -- that tells the audience this is not realism.
Hackford is also in command of subtleties.
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One scene on an elevator goes on for no more than a minute and features six actors -- yet each has something dramatically interesting to do. It's a delight to witness all that crisscrossing energy.
The devil who runs the firm is named, of all things, John Milton as in "Paradise Lost". Milton Pacino installs the young man in a luxury apartment and gives him high-profile cases.
Charlize Theron plays Lomax's wife, a type rarely seen in movies -- Southern, rowdy and smart. These days most year-old actresses seem 22, but Theron is the opposite, a year-old with a mature aura. She's affecting and convincing here, starting with a breezy confidence and gradually disintegrating. The movie takes the audience to a high-powered party, where Milton introduces young Lomax to his fellow masters of the universe.