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Picture Perfect Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 28, 2002
...the stink of mediocrity is upon this movie.
Full Review| Original Score: C
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's a shame the plot is so contrived, because parts of this movie are really pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
There are times when a bad ending doesn't seriously damage a motion picture. This is not one of those.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
[Aniston] has the rare gift of getting you to root for her in the most trying of circumstances, a quality that will stand her in good stead when she progresses to better material.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 16, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Aniston doesn't need dialogue to catch Kate's quicksilver moods. It's the sitcom lines, at the service of a contrived plot, that choke her.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
The characters are one-dimensional and surprisingly shallow, the film is unpleasantly predictable, and the realism factor here is You've gotta be kidding.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
One of those films with a toe-tapping contempo soundtrack that is pretty to look at and mindlessly enjoyable to watch, but falls short of anything more.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 4, 2003
Not quite bad enough to call rancid, and that's the best I can say for it.
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
It's one of those uninvolving films where the good bits are great, but who cares? -- there aren't enough of them to make us forget about the dross.
| Original Score: 2/4
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
There's not much to like in Picture Perfect. Jennifer Aniston, in her first starring role, comes across as whiny, mean and cruel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
The main thing that makes it watchable are the performances of Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr and Kevin Bacon. The three make an interesting romantic triangle, despite numerous plot problems, such as the story is basically unbelievable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Movies like this one just sort of float around for a few weeks like a thin cloud, then slowly dissipate. Most people probably won't even remember it was in theaters when it shows up on the video rack three months from now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
What Picture Perfect sells as romance is a junior high school health class morality lecture we all got years ago. And it was a crock then, too.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A vacuous feel-good movie that leaves you feeling nothing at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The results should not surprise you. It's cute, fairly amusing, overly contrived and underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Aniston comes across like an imitation of a movie star instead of the real thing. She gets less attractive as the film goes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Lambert
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The script has interesting comments to make about the expectations people place on love, marriage and commitment, but it fails to follow through; its structure disintegrates just at the point when it should take off...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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