The Beguiled

The Beguiled

By Sofia Coppola

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-06-23
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Sofia Coppola
  • Production Company: American Zoetrope
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
5.8/10
5.8
From 467 Ratings

Description

From acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) comes an atmospheric thriller that unfolds at a secluded girls' boarding school in Civil War-era Virginia. When a wounded Union soldier, Corporal McBurney (Colin Farrell), is found near the school, he's taken in by its headmistress, Miss Martha (Nicole Kidman). As the young women provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries when McBurney seduces several of the girls. Taboos are broken and events take an unexpected turn in this gripping and haunting thriller also starring Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

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Reviews

  • Begotten ripped off

    1
    By Connie Ann Garner
    The trailers was what made this movie
  • boring AF

    1
    By vertigoxcured
    I don’t even know what to say. The whole thing could have been summed up in one 30 min made for tv episode. It was so boring. I don’t understand how he says he all about Dunst...but ends up in Fannings room the same night?!?!? There is NO explanation. I know some movies are open ended so you can make up your own....but this aint that.
  • Not very good.

    2
    By mikebeach
    :(
  • Confused by the negativity?

    5
    By Matthew Kyle Smith
    This film was amazing! Gorgeous cinematography, wonderful acting, and the setting was outstanding. The one’s who couldn’t sit through it most like aren’t that educated on film, because this film is without a doubt good.
  • Worthwhile

    4
    By zafulotus
    I decided to give this film a chance on a long flight. I was a clean slate in the sense that I had not seen the 1971 version and I had not read the book. I was interested mostly because I had watched Kidman in Big Little Lies and was impressed with where she's at these days. The movie suffers from lack of development. I would have enjoyed a few more scenes demonstrating how the women are taken in by Farrell's character (e.g., the "I love you"s fly far too fast and unbelievaly). At the same time, I'm a fan of old Hollywood and I had the sense that some of the film was an homage to that era/ Gone With the Wind, so it may have been strategic. The premise is completely captivating and the acting superb. It's like a really good first draft of something that could have been epic. It's unfortunately that it was marketed as the "crazy women torture helpless male"... such a hack concept. The movie runs deeper than that, but you'll be disappointed if you turn it on hoping for a snuff film. If you like period films and/or like films that scratch the surface of the socially constructed psychology, you will enjoy this. I was also pleased that it inverted a lot of gender expectation: Farrell is the sex object, Dunst is not made up and perfected to within an inch of her life, Kidman plays her mix of control and desperation perfectly and Fanning adds depth to her antagonist role that really make the most of an otherwise sparse script.
  • Great Cast - But Opportunities Lost

    3
    By SeattleMoose
    This movie could have been so much more "juicy" if the dirctor (feminist Coppola) did not try to make it so PC. As it is it is mostly "implied" situtations and eye candy. So many love triangle opportunities lost... See the original with Clint Eastwood. It is a better movie and more engaging.
  • zzzz...zzzz...zzzz

    2
    By E=mkitty2
    Too dark. Too slow. Too boring. The original with Clint Eastwood in the lead role was better.
  • lc

    2
    By abbeyroad17
    This was slow and very dark ( poor light). Acting was monotone. Nothing like the original Beguiled movie. Glad I didn’t go the the theatre to see this.
  • Slow, dark, and boring!

    1
    By SLC Dad
    Pay to watch the movie or watch the trailer thirty times. Same experience but the latter is free.
  • Not what I expected

    1
    By Tim Reinke
    The preview is a lie. Long and drawn out. What you think will happen, and what you wait over an hour to happen, never happens. Then the credits role.

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