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The Night of the Iguana Reviews

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Emanuel Levy

Though uneven and not as powerful as other Williams-based films, Huston's version benefits from a high-profile cast, headed by Burton, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon and best of all Ava Gardner as the lusty hotel owner and Grayson Hall as the repressed lesbian

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

July 21, 2008
Variety Staff
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Direction by John Huston is resourceful and dynamic as he sympathetically weaves together the often-vague and philosophical threads that mark Tennessee Williams' writing.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 5, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Alternately fascinating and boring.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 5, 2008
Neil Jeffries
Empire Magazine

Brilliant, apart from some minor plot glitches.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

May 5, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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No one but Tennessee Williams could have concocted it, but anyone other than John Huston should have directed it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 5, 2008
Steve Crum

Burton and Gardner star in heavily dramatic John Huston film.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 25, 2007
Cole Smithey

Hot, Hot, Hot!

| Original Score: 5/5

August 20, 2006
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Would play well on a double-bill with Huston's The Misfits.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 4/4

June 8, 2006

Time Out
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Films of Tennessee Williams' plays now often look very artificial and overwrought, but with this Huston came up with one of the best.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Christopher Null

This adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play is heavy on melodrama and earnest performances, but weak on dialogue and lasting meaning.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

September 6, 2005
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Mr. Huston has got some scenic beauty of the Mexican coast here and there in black-and-white. But the setting, at the last, becomes monotonous -- just like the all-talk, no-play film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 9, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Noteworthy for Burton's acerbic performance and Ava's seen-it-all portrayal of an earthy lady.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

May 20, 2004


Huston always had a sensitive hand in adapting great literary works and this is no exception, successfully bringing Williams' writing to the screen while effortlessly adding the Huston touch.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

| Original Score: 5/5

November 28, 2004
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