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Review of by Paul D — 22 Jun 2018

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At the heart of this movie is a solid murder mystery and courtroom drama about a complex and believable relationship gone bad. All around that core are extravagant and odd characters and a beautiful, charming city that the authors are desperately trying to pass off as extravagant and odd as well.

It's a rich, complex situation that held my interest but which afterwards left me feeling that too much time was spent on sub-plots that didn't go anywhere, specifically the journalist's romance and the cotillion scenes.

That made the movie slower and longer than needed. I have the feeling that Eastwood and especially the screenwriter were trying too hard to be faithful to the complex, detailed best-selling original book.

Spacey and Cusak are excellent, and they have a very good, vivid supporting cast.

This review of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) was written by on 22 June 2018.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil has generally received mixed reviews.

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