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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The strength of her film transcends the soldier’s power to seduce. We’re beguiled, as an audience, by seeing this male animal as he is seen, and for better and worse experienced, by a diverse and dynamic group of females. And by seeing, in the end, how The Beguiled gives new and memorable meaning to the notion of a finishing school. 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

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