Another of the Clint Eastwood directed films I’d missed out on is a thriller from 1997. It stars John Cusack and Kevin Spacey, but is it any good? Here’s my Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil blu-ray review.
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
- Genre: Crime, Thriller
- Directed by Clint Eastwood
- UK Rating N/A
- Discs: 1
- Released By Warner Bros
John Kelso (John Cusack), a magazine reporter is invited to cover Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey), an art collector, antiques dealer’s dinner. However later that night Williams is involved in an incident with his friend/lover Billy Hanson (Jude Law). Subsequently Jim is charged with Hanson’s murder.
John Kelso decides to stick around and do some digging. Will it help clear or convict Jim Williams?
Style / Direction
Directed by Clint Eastwood the cinematography is handled by Jack N. Green. It’s another well crafted piece of filmmaking that delivers a compelling storyline.
Music / Audio Effects
Lennie Niehaus provies the film’s score.
Acting / Characters
Excellent acting performances all-round.
- John Cusack as John Kelso
- Kevin Spacey as Jim Williams
- Jack Thompson as Sonny Seiler
- Irma P. Hall as Minerva
- Jude Law as Billy Hanson
- Alison Eastwood as Mandy Nichols
- Paul Hipp as Joe Odom
- The Lady Chablis as Chablis Deveau
- Kim Hunter as Betty Harty
- Geoffrey Lewis as Luther Driggers
- Bob Gunton as Finley Largent
- Richard Herd as Henry Skerridge
- Leon Rippy as Detective Boone
- Sonny Seiler as Judge Samuel L. White
- Dorothy Loudon as Serena Dawes
- Patrika Darbo as Sara Warren
- Michael Rosenbaum as George Tucker
- Jerry Spence as himself
- James Moody as William Glover
- Georgia Allen as Lucille Wright
- Emma Kelly as herself
Conclusion: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) Film Review
Clint Eastwood delivers a thoroughly entertaining and compelling crime thriller.
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Conclusion: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Blu-ray Review
The picture quality is excellent as you would expect from a Warner Bros blu-ray release.
On to my movie rating for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
- Movie Rating: MUST SEE
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
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Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
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Summary: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Duration: 155 mins
Director(s): Clint Eastwood
Actor(s): John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall, Jude Law, Alison Eastwood
Genre: Crime, Thriller
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A thoroughly entertaining and compelling crime thriller.
Directed by Clint Eastwood