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The Night of the Iguana Reviews

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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
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.
May 5, 2008
Alternately fascinating and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 5, 2008
Brilliant, apart from some minor plot glitches.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2008
No one but Tennessee Williams could have concocted it, but anyone other than John Huston should have directed it.
May 25, 2007
Burton and Gardner star in heavily dramatic John Huston film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2006
Hot, Hot, Hot!
| Original Score: 5/5
June 8, 2006
Would play well on a double-bill with Huston's The Misfits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
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.
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
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
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.
November 28, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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