FFCC members on Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’

FFCC members on Sofia Coppola’s Civil War thriller The Beguiled

Juan Barquin, Dim the House Lights

“For the first time, a Sofia Coppola work needs more time to marinate; two hours instead of an hour and a half would have helped to build further the tension, claustrophobia, and the perils of desperate living that are hinted at.”

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Dan HudakPunch Drunk Movies

“You’ll think you know where it’s going, and you’ll be wrong … the last third of The Beguiled packs a wallop, and at the end you’re quite taken by what you’ve just seen.”

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Hans Morgenstern, Independent Ethos

“Ever the stylish filmmaker when depicting ennui, Coppola loses something when she has to handle a distinct plot.”

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Alfred SotoHumanizing the Vacuum

“Bawdier and rowdier than even 2013’s The Bling Ring, The Beguiled is a hidebound and unsatisfying picture. It isn’t that the audience knows where the film is going before the opening scene has ended; it’s that Coppola wrings no unfamiliar nuances from the material.”

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