By Owen Gleiberman
Updated October 31, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST

Embarrassingly entertaining. A young attorney (Keanu Reeves) is recruited to join a New York law firm run by John Milton (Al Pacino), a lawyer so ruthless, so egomaniacal, that he?s?well, he?s even more shameless than Alan Dershowitz. Pacino, of course, is playing the devil himself, and the premise of his outrageous performance is that it?s fun to be the baddest guy on God?s block.