Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

1997 • 155 minutes
4.4
296 reviews
50%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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The most important party of the Savannah Christmas season ends with a bang! When affable host Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) shoots a man to death. The party is over, the investigation begins.

Director Clint Eastwood weaves murder, mystery and voodoo into a sumptuous adaptation of the John Berendt bestseller based on true events. Spacey and John Cusack as a journalist drawn to Savannah's decadence and eccentrics lead a nimble cast that includes Jack Thompson, Alison Eastwood and The Lady Chablis. For "one of the best American films of the year" (Boston Herald), rendezvous at Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Rating
R

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4.4
296 reviews
IslandGirl 9152
March 31, 2019
I read the book first, and couldn't put it down. I believe it was on the NY Times Bestseller list longer than any other book, several years. Then I had the chance to visit Savannah when a family member got married there. I absolutely fell in love with the city. It was positively enchanting. Lo and behold the Williams Mercer home had become a museum so I got to tour the lower level of the house. It was so unbelievable to be in the same room where this famous murder happened! Then came the movie which I have seen well I have lost count of how many times and the sountrack is awesome. I highly recommend the book, the movie, and the city!
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Emily Pritchett
August 15, 2015
From the story line to the actors, this is a phenomenal movie. Lies, betrayal, and good ole' southern hospitality.....just watch out who's spilling the real "TEA" of their true nature in the Savannah summer heat.
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Georgia Langdon
June 19, 2020
This story is probably my most favorite movie/book I've read. Me & my husband @ the time took his parents that came over from England & we went down to Savannah Georgia & the movie had recently came out. Savannah is gorgeous and the history is awesome! We saw the lady that knew 6k songs & Lady Chablis. If ever get a chance visit Savannah it has interesting history a must see
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