• The Beguiled (2017)

The Beguiled

Release Date: June 23rd, 2017

R |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Emma Howard

Director: Sofia Coppola

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: American Zoetrope

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Suspenseful, Rivalry, Temptation, Intense, Gripping, Dark, Sacrifice, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 79
    Alex WelchIGN

    It may not be Coppola’s most thought-provoking or emotional outing to date, but it’s a chilling and stunningly well-made one nonetheless. show more

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The film consistently works as both a straightforward psychosexual thriller and something more troubling — almost unspoken — underneath. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s hard to detect a strong raison d’etre behind Sofia Coppola’s slow-to-develop melodrama. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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