The Beguiled (2017)

The Beguiled (2017)

The Beguiled (2017)

A girls boarding school takes in an injured, scheming, Civil War defector in this Cannes Best Director-winning period drama from Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette). All-star cast includes Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. 

This is Coppola's sixth feature, based upon the novel A Painted Devil (previously brought to the screen as The Beguiled, starring Clint Eastwood, in 1971). Story follows a Union soldier (Farrell) during the American Civil War who, while imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.

Winner of Best Director, 2017 Cannes Film Festival
2017Rating: M, Violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb93 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

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The Beguiled (2017) / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Sofia Coppola’s Civil War drama sees an injured Union soldier played by Colin Farrell at the mercy of Nicole Kidman and the inhabitants of her boarding school. It’s fertile ground for a modern-minded bodice-ripper, and the psychological dance between Farrell and the various women (and girls), is quietly thrilling.

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Vulture

Vulture

Its power is in its undercurrents, in the sense that what we're seeing isn't inevitable but a sort of worst-case scenario of genders in opposition.

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Variety

Variety

I count myself as a Coppola believer, but this may be the first film she has made in which her essential personality as a director gets buried under the movie she's making.

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Time Out

Time Out

An exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

"Beguiled" is less a hothouse flower than a bonsai garden, a work of cool, exquisite artifice that evokes wildness on a small, controlled scale.

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Stuff

Stuff

Perfectly paced and terrifically engrossing, Beguiled draws the viewer in with its shifting sympathies and nuanced characters.

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Newshub

Newshub

Funny, sexy and scary in all the right places.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"The Beguiled" has some of the spooky, suggestive magic of a fairy tale.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Other than to place slightly more emphasis on the female empowerment angle ... it's hard to detect a strong raison d'etre behind Sofia Coppola's slow-to-develop melodrama.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Sofia Coppola’s career may have all been leading up to this.

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