The Beguiled Reviews

June 26, 2017
The story may sometimes come off as a ribald soldiers' tale that Siegel ... had been awaiting a sexual revolution to tell; still, his intense, intelligent breakdown of the film's wild outbursts reveals subtleties of love, despair, and shame ...
March 12, 2019
It's a weird little movie that I'm glad I saw.
July 1, 2017
This intriguing drama ranks as one of Eastwood's most atypical pictures.
June 8, 2017
A rather daring experiment in subverting audience empathy - almost an art-house 'I Spit On Your Grave,' in which the assault/revenge elements that may satisfy one half of the audience will probably piss off the other, and then vice versa.
May 26, 2017
...what begins as a swooning pastoral soon develops into a kinky, Southern Gothic nightmare.
July 11, 2013
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.
January 9, 2009
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.
April 24, 2008
Evidently the public didn't like Eastwood in this sleazy role and stayed away in droves.
October 21, 2005
A sexually-charged Southern Gothic masterpiece that's monumentally underappreciated. One of Eastwood's and Siegel's best films.
June 29, 2005
November 19, 2004
June 26, 2004
Provocative and hypnotic...Eastwood revels with spellbinding spunk in this suggestive military melodrama
November 20, 2003
What fools you about The Beguiled, is that it has the surface looks of a good movie... Looks are deceiving.
July 31, 2002
January 1, 2001
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
We're used to Eastwood playing a hero, so we accept his casual words and silky delivery without really questioning it