The Devil's Advocate (1997)
"Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven," railed Satan in Paradise Lost. And, for "Devil's Advocate" star Al Pacino, the closest approximation of hell on earth is the cutthroat law firm of Milton, Chadwick, and Waters. As Satan, Pacino is gleeful, vengeful, and ever-so-charismatic, battering the gates of heaven with a linguistic cudgel and drawing apprentice lawyer Keanu Reeves ever closer to his infernal bosom. God? "He's an absentee landlord," Pacino tells Reeves. "Worship that? Never." Man? "I cared about what he wanted and never judged him." Of course, Pacino's dastardly Devil pillages, rapes, and murders at will--all on billable time, apparently--suggesting that a little accountability ain't such a bad thing.