Jamie Morgan (Sturgess), born with a disfiguring birthmark on his face, makes a pact with the devil that has fatal consequences.
Jamie cops off with a model (Clémence Poésy), but bad things happen — with two or three explanations forthcoming. The romance comes out flat and the clever-clever last reel tries too hard, but it also has a lot of good stuff — including Eddie Marsan as a funny/evil minion of hell and a couple of well-timed jump-out-of-your-seat scares.
Effective jump-shocks and a strong turn from Eddie Marsan mask an over-complicated last act.
Reviewed by Kim Newman