The Beguiled

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: June 30, 2017
DVD: October 10, 2017
Blu-ray: October 10, 2017
Digital: September 26, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 2.61
based on 94 votes and 39 reviews
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Cast: Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Oona Laurence


Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman) is the head of a Confederate girls' boarding school located in Virginia during the Civil War. One day, one of the girls, Amy (Oona Laurence), discovers injured Union soldier John McBurney (Colin Farrell) in the woods. She calls Miss Martha, who gets the young man inside and reluctantly tends to his wounds, telling him he'll need to leave as soon as possible.

However, the Irish charmer manages to win over each of the girls during his stay. He focuses his attentions on a teacher, Edwina Dabney (Kirsten Dunst), and convinces her to run away with him. Before they do, she discovers him in another girl's bed and in the heat of the moment, does something rash that leads to regret. 

Loosely based on Tom Cullinan's 1966 novel The Beguiled and adapted from the 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Sofia Coppola, Youree Henley
Screenplay: Sofia Coppola

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  • 2 stars "I found this movie lacked a good story line. Slow and boring."
  • 1 star "The drive to redefine everything in feminist terms marches on, so now we get yet another needless remake; this time from Sofia Coppola. The source material is idiotically betrayed and the film is a wrong-headed and poorly shot bore. Must-miss!"
  • 1 star "expected more with the actors that are in this movie, very boring"