Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: November 21, 1997 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 23 Critics
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Two aspects stand out. Clint Eastwood is not the first person we might think of to direct a film of leisurely pace, concerned with ghosts and a transvestite...Then there's Kevin Spacey, who grows before our eyes. [29 December 1997, p. 28]
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The fans who have kept John Berendt's nonfiction tale on the best-seller list for more than three years may come away feeling they've seen "Perry Mason" on Valium. [1 December 1997, p.87]
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Regrettably, it's the movie version of John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a book still thumping its chest on the hardback best-seller list after more than three years.
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It is likely to disappoint the book's acolytes and tax the patience of newcomers. [1 December 1997, p.84]