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The Night of the Iguana Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2008
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 | Original Score: B
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Variety Staff
May 5, 2008
Direction by John Huston is resourceful and dynamic as he sympathetically weaves together the often-vague and philosophical threads that mark Tennessee Williams' writing.

TV Guide
May 5, 2008
Alternately fascinating and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Jeffries
Empire Magazine
May 5, 2008
Brilliant, apart from some minor plot glitches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 5, 2008
No one but Tennessee Williams could have concocted it, but anyone other than John Huston should have directed it.
Steve Crum
May 25, 2007
Burton and Gardner star in heavily dramatic John Huston film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
August 20, 2006
Hot, Hot, Hot!
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 8, 2006
Would play well on a double-bill with Huston's The Misfits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Films of Tennessee Williams' plays now often look very artificial and overwrought, but with this Huston came up with one of the best.
Christopher Null
September 6, 2005
This adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play is heavy on melodrama and earnest performances, but weak on dialogue and lasting meaning.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 20, 2004
Noteworthy for Burton's acerbic performance and Ava's seen-it-all portrayal of an earthy lady.
Full Review | Original Score: B

May 24, 2003
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.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
November 28, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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