Perfect Stranger (2007)



Critic Consensus: Despite the presence of Halle Berry and Bruce Willis, Perfect Stranger is too convoluted to work, and features a twist ending that's irritating and superfluous. It's a techno-thriller without thrills.

Movie Info

When investigative reporter Rowena Price learns that her friend's murder might be connected to powerful ad executive Harrison Hill, she goes undercover with the help of her associate, Miles Hailey. Posing as Katherine, a temp at Hill's agency, and Veronica, a girl Hill flirts with online, Rowena surrounds her prey from all sides, only to discover that she isn't the only one changing identities. The closer Rowena gets to finding the truth, the more we see how far people will go to protect it.

Rating: R (for sexual content, nudity, some disturbing violent images and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Bokenkamp, John Bokenkamp, Todd Komarnicki
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 21, 2007
Box Office: $23.7M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


as Rowena Price

as Harrison Hill

as Miles Haley

as Cameron

as Lt. Tejada

as Elizabeth Clayton

as Mia Hill

as Kenneth Phelps

as Victoria's Secret Pa...

as Senator Sachs

as Bethany

as Jesse Drake

as Capital Policeman

as Bill Patel

as Gunnar Hope

as Jon Kirshenbaum
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Critic Reviews for Perfect Stranger

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (42)

This one's DOA.

Full Review… | July 9, 2007
Top Critic

The movie shows that the only thing worse than a generically screwy thriller is one with a selective narrator -- and one that doesn't give viewers a fair chance to play along.

Full Review… | June 23, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

A rarely suspenseful thriller with a twist ending of the worst kind: It takes too much explanation.

Full Review… | May 28, 2007
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The movie would perhaps like to say something serious about the ease with which modern communications allows us to be multiple personalities, but that effort is lost in ineptitude.

Full Review… | April 24, 2007
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

...resembles one of those made-for-Lifetime thrillers that seem to crop up on a weekly basis...

Full Review… | May 18, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Columbia seems to be on a one-studio mission to revive that very '90s of film genres, the erotic thriller--or are they determined to kill it off for good, considering such poor efforts as this listless Halle Berry vehicle?

Full Review… | September 5, 2007

Audience Reviews for Perfect Stranger

I watched this movie once when it first came out, bought a copy, stuck it on the shelf and forgot about it. And there it stayed for the better part of a decade.
Had my mother over for a movie night, and she chose it. Swear I could not remember a thing about it.
I am not a fan of either Bruce Willis or Halle Berry, and honestly I was pretty bored through most of it and wondering what the hell was I thinking buying it.
Then the big reveal at the end. As I couldn't remember the movie, it was a total shock and then l understood why I'd liked it.
I don't think there will be a third watch, but yes, it was just about worth sticking with.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


The twist was great but I didn't liked the story. Not my taste I guess.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Great thriller! Definitely didn't expect the ending and had me intrigued all the way through. A great film! A must see!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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