The Beguiled
The Beguiled (1971)

The Beguiled is a Freudian mood piece from the team of actor Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel. Eastwood plays Corp. John McBurney, a wounded Union soldier during the Civil War, who takes refuge in a prim-and-proper Southern girl's… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Southern Gothic that sinks too deep into the bayous of sexploitation and horror towards the end, Don Siegel's adaptation of Thomas P Cullinan's 1966 novel is still ripe and pungent enough to intermittently fascinate.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A sexually-charged Southern Gothic masterpiece that's monumentally underappreciated. One of Eastwood's and Siegel's best films.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's perhaps their most atypical and most psychologically fascinating, showing Eastwood as more of a sexual being than most of his other, iconic films ever did.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Provocative and hypnotic...Eastwood revels with spellbinding spunk in this suggestive military melodrama

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Evidently the public didn't like Eastwood in this sleazy role and stayed away in droves.

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Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

We're used to Eastwood playing a hero, so we accept his casual words and silky delivery without really questioning it

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Wow Clint Eastwood took full advantage. Women and Clinteastwood in his youth. Sorrounded from teenagers to well lady`s? And he had them all. It is actually a… More
Stella Dallas
sorry, is this a comedy? cuz it's hilarious :p
Cassandra Maples
This powerful drama centering around the effect which the arrival of a wounded civil war soldier has on a house full of women is probably Don Siegel's… More
Stephen M
One of Eastwood's lesser known movies, and one of his very best. Like <i>Play Misty for Me</i>, also released in 1971, Don Siegel's… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Certainly the strangest association between Eastwood and Siegel, but also one of their best. A morbidly perverse cautionary tale, narrated with the pulse of a… More
Chris Garman
The Beguiled is the film that taught Clint Eastwood that a man has to know his limitations. The film is about a Union soldier that is found by one of the young… More