• PG, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Mark Rosman
    In Theaters:
    Jun 17, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 1, 2005
  • Universal Pictures


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The Perfect Man Reviews

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Matthew Turner

Disappointing romantic comedy that starts well but then takes a nosedive into cliché and sickly sweet sentimentality.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

August 20, 2005
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Disinterest gets stretched past disbelief.

Full Review

August 9, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

One of those harmless teen romantic comedies that girls adore and everyone else suffers through.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2005
James Verniere
Boston Herald

This sorry vehicle for 'tweener star and Disney recording artist Hilary Duff hardly qualifies as a movie. It's bad TV.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 16, 2005
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

A completely awful movie, from start to finish.

Full Review | Original Score: D+

July 7, 2005
Peter Sobczynski

A film so awful and devoid of anything that could even loosely be described as entertaining that it makes me hope that Duff will move away from acting and concentrate on her musical career.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

July 6, 2005
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

In place of characters we can relate to, the movie delivers a witless, mechanical series of complications.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

June 29, 2005
Susan Granger

This silly, lame comedy is primarily a vehicle to promote Hilary Duff.

Full Review Source: Modamag.com | Original Score: 3/10

June 28, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Sometimes a movie is so perfectly awful it deserves a perfectly shaped rating: "Zero."

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4

June 27, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat

Duff's incessant and vapid cinematic output is actually making me nostalgic for Freddie Prinze Jr.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles CityBeat

June 27, 2005
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

It's just another generic Hollywood teen romantic comedy that leaves no lingering trace once the end credits have finished rolling.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 25, 2005
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

...a surface treatment of an intriguing premise.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 25, 2005
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Cinematically, it's like watching your lawn grow.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 25, 2005
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

The movie drowns in stultifying dialogue, mediocre pop music and Locklear's dull-eyed mom-on-the-run.

June 24, 2005
Eric D. Snider

I would say the filmmakers must be retarded, but even the mentally challenged know not to center a movie around the idea that Heather Locklear is having trouble finding a man.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: F

June 22, 2005
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The film is casually cruel in its treatment of its characters (particular Locklear's pathetic single woman, who craves a man like a junkie craves his next fix).

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 22, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Simply vile, sometimes downright creepy, and it features for its leads two of the most selfish, self-centered, reprehensible and possibly unhinged characters imaginable.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: .5/5

June 22, 2005
Matt Singer
Village Voice
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Like a Nike commercial without a shot of the sneakers.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 21, 2005
Joe Leydon
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[The] situation is mined mostly for mild chuckles and tepid sentiment.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 20, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The Perfect Man has a plot that turns sweet and charming Hillary Duff into a serial liar. She's not just telling little fibs. She's engaging in a prolonged and kind of mean practical joke on her mother.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

June 20, 2005
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