Year of Release: 1997
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Approx. Running Time: 155 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A MYSTERY LACED WITH CLASS AND SASS."
-Gene Shalit, "TODAY"/NBC-TV
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 mystery 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 leads 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), rendevous at Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Though not the best output by either director or cast, this is a solid, intriguing movie. Probably more 3.5 stars than 3.
Rated R (MPAA)