Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Clint Eastwood directed this adaptation of John Berendt's non-fiction best-seller about a Savannah, Georgia, murder case. When this film was released, Berendt's book had been on best-seller lists for four years. As the film begins, New York journalist John Kelso (John Cusack), alter ego of author Berendt, arrives in Savannah to do a brief Town and Country article on the annual Christmas party given by sophisticated, urbane antique dealer Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey), who restored many mansions in Savannah, including the famed Mercer House where he lives. After the party, Williams kills… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Seems like alchemy in reverse - a golden property is turned into lead."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"Overlong and clumsy, but compelling."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"I can't wait to read the book and see what all the fuss is about."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"An intriguing and handsome production."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Spacey, the best reason to see Midnight, gives his usual suave, effortless performance."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"crowned by a smashing performance by the always-mesmerizing Kevin Spacey..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The film's effect is that of a fictional travelogue that offers amusement, but lacks substance."
‑ Bob Satuloff, Film Journal International
"Seriously underrated; Eastwood gets the lazy Savannah pacing exactly right."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Sometimes Clint Eastwood does this. Forgets how to make a movie."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Spacey's charm and wit carry this film about as far as it can go."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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