Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Clint EastwoodÕs adaptation of John BerendtÕs nonfiction novel doesnÕt create much of a drama from its centerpiece tale of murder in high society, but it brings to life the setting, the rich assortment of characters and the atmosphere of… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 21, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 30, 1998
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

An oppressively long cinematic oddball.

Rob Gonsalves

Spacey, the best reason to see Midnight, gives his usual suave, effortless performance.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Spacey's charm and wit carry this film about as far as it can go.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The picture has a smoky, laid-back style that suits it during quieter moments yet feels out of place when the piece's more spiritually tinged escapades are front and center.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I think Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a great movie.

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Bob Satuloff
Film Journal International

The film's effect is that of a fictional travelogue that offers amusement, but lacks substance.

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Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

Seems like alchemy in reverse - a golden property is turned into lead.

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Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Overlong and clumsy, but compelling.

Widgett Walls

I can't wait to read the book and see what all the fuss is about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
What should have been a routine assignment turns into a murder mystery when a Yankee journalist is sent to Savannah to cover a lavish party in this, Clint… More
Melvin White
Jim Williams: Sport, truth, like art, is in the eye of the beholder. You believe what you choose and I'll believe what I know.  "Welcome to Savannah,… More
Clintus Maximus
Ambiance takes center stage in this most unusual murder mystery starring the quirky citizens of Savannah, GA. The story centers on a northern reporter, John… More
Cassandra Maples
A fine achievement, for three reasons. First, the extraordinary atmosphere which Eastwood succeeds in conjuring, especially at the opening and in the graveyard… More
Lanning : )
11/21/11 update: <p> Just saw this again after about two or three years. Clint Eastwood is a multi-tasking god. <p>I have a friend who has a… More
Conner Rainwater
It was an interesting movie with a good cast, but it wasn't a particularly amazing bit of film-making. It's easily Clint Eastwood's most… More