Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Reviews
The actors are all generally strong, though Kevin Spacey often straddles the line of believability in realizing his decidedly over-the-top, rich southern gentleman. Even more of an issue, however, is the awkward manner in which tonal and genre shifts occur: grim murder mystery to absurd comedy of manners to "Doc Holiday-esque" fish-out-of-water to courtroom drama. It's all too muddled and clumsily handled. There's even a pointless romantic plot with the protagonist that the audience has no use for, thrown in for good measure. Ultimately, Clint could save 35 minutes without this distraction and make this a tighter, two-hour jaunt.
Entertaining atmosphere and leads, but script and director need to try harder to reign in the jumble of tones. It seems as though the filmmakers in question are going for the whole "Hey! Look at this wackiness!! Can you believe this is all based on true events??" [The book on which this movie is based makes use of a real court case]
Principal photography began in spring 1997, and was shot in Savannah, Georgia. The film featured a cameo by Uga V, the English bulldog live mascot of the University of Georgia, playing his father, Uga IV. The Uga mascots live in Savannah between football games
Reviews of the film were mixed, with a score of 47% on Rotten Tomatoes. Casting in the film was praised, however, for Spacey's likeness to Williams.
The film was a box office bomb, grossing $25.1 million to an estimated $30 million budget.
Spacey won the best supporting actor award from the Society of Texas Film Critics.
man this is such a really good comedy movie 2 watch, its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......I think that kevin spacey was absolutely brilliant throughout this movie.....I think that this is such an entertaining movie 2 watch, its got a great cast throughout this movie......