Reviews: The Beguiled (2017)

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  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
    • Excerpt: This take on The Beguiled isn’t quite the sexual thriller Don Siegel’s 1971 version was; Coppola is far more interested in the nuance of the characters and story but she also doesn’t shy away from the visceral when necessary. The result is a gorgeous gothic tale that isn’t afraid of anything: not the sexuality of girls and women, not the way we communicate, not the measures we take to keep afloat and certainly not our sense of humour.
  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: The Beguiled is about shrugging perception (a household of women not only surviving, but *thriving* without men), machismo unchecked (never a man’s fault) and taking deviousness for granted (women are smarter, goddamit).
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New] | Federico Furzan @ The Beguiled [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Una soberbia interpretación de un clásico literario con sólidas interpretaciones y una magnífica dirección.
  • Nguyen Le @ Film Threat
    • Excerpt: Sofia Coppola’s control over the framing, the wording and the timing is nothing short of hypnotic.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Coppola does fix [Siegel’s] mistakes, but not by enhancing the horror undertones. She removes them. She turns a pulpy treatise on war’s psychological atrocities far-removed from the frontlines into an authentic character piece dealing with jealousy, lust, and betrayal.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Nerdist.com
    • Excerpt: Seek it out, or else you’ll miss out on one of the most beautiful and electrifying films of the year.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies