The Beguiled (2017)HD Closed Captioning SDH
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About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 272
- Fresh: 212
- Rotten: 60
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: An interesting choice for Coppola. Her sixth feature film is a feminist take on some fairly sexist and exploitative material.
Fresh: Coppola has inverted the old order of sexploitation and Farrell has been reduced to a sex object. He just looks like a very happy one.
Fresh: A passable, pretty period time filler for the undemanding...The film has been politically corrected to within an inch of its life.
Rotten: A slightly sleazy Clint Eastwood vehicle from 1971, also called The Beguiled, gets an arthouse remake from Sofia Coppola for no discernible reason.
This is a really good move that I didn't have to see. I was excited because of the trailer, but disapointed by marketing. I understand they had to sell it a certain way, but just so you know the movie isn't what you think. I like it, it's solid, it's just nothing special. I love Sofia Coppola, and it's good to see her making good movies, but thsi is an easy pass. It's good, but you don't have to see it.
Not beguiling in the least
So boring. No depth to any of the characters. I'm not sure if this is a faithful adaptation of the book, but if it is, the book certainly didn't deserve two movie versions, and not with such (usually) engaging performers. I spent more time watching the seconds tick by than in any other movie I've seen this year (and I see one or more a week).