The Beguiled (1971)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 1
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1971 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 5,220
The Beguiled is a Freudian mood piece from the team of actor Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel. Eastwood plays Corp. John McBurney, a wounded Union soldier during the Civil War, who takes refuge in a prim-and-proper Southern girl's school run by Martha Farnsworth (Geraldine Page). Chauvinistic, insensitive and conceited, McBurney takes full advantage of the women by bedding each successively -- and then learns the true meaning of "a woman scorned." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Jan 1, 1971 Wide
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Corp. John McBurney
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Southern Gothic that sinks too deep into the bayous of sexploitation and horror towards the end, Don Siegel's adaptation of Thomas P Cullinan's 1966 novel is still ripe and pungent enough to intermittently fascinate.
It's perhaps their most atypical and most psychologically fascinating, showing Eastwood as more of a sexual being than most of his other, iconic films ever did.
Evidently the public didn't like Eastwood in this sleazy role and stayed away in droves.
A sexually-charged Southern Gothic masterpiece that's monumentally underappreciated. One of Eastwood's and Siegel's best films.
Provocative and hypnotic...Eastwood revels with spellbinding spunk in this suggestive military melodrama
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