The Perfect Man Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It's funny, poignant and the characters are appealing.
Top Critic
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
June 17, 2005
The Perfect Man isn't perfect, but it's not bad company for 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Michael Booth
Denver Post
June 17, 2005
Duff has found a formula that works, on TV or on screen, as a loving, loyal and slightly confused high schooler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
June 17, 2005
It's always heartening when a movie for teens addresses issues beyond the basic quandaries of finding a prom date or fighting off the mean girl cliques.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
June 17, 2005
Perfect? Hardly. But everyone's on the exact same feel-good page... and that counts for something.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
June 17, 2005
The Perfect Man does have some amusing moments to offer thanks to a good supporting cast and a story that sets up some fun scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
June 16, 2005
Ms. Duff projects so much appeal that she leaps over lapses in logic like Super Mario over lava pits. Ms. Locklear helps, too, showing vulnerability and a bit of tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 16, 2005
Arrives at some thoughtful conclusions that are likely to strike chords with mothers and daughters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
August 4, 2014
I kept steepling my hands and hiding behind them.
Adam Smith
Radio Times
June 7, 2013
Even ardent Hilary Duff fans will have a hard time swallowing this thoroughly dim-witted romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
June 7, 2013
The intrigues are laboriously contrived, the film exudes disingenuous sentiments, and it has three happy endings -- one for Mum and one for each daughter.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 7, 2013
Watching this unspeakably rubbish teen romcom is, to quote David Lodge's classic description of National Service, like a punishment for a crime you can't remember committing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
June 7, 2013
[Hilary Duff movies] never do solve their one nagging flaw: Duff's characters are remarkably self-possessed for teens but not enough to recognize the sitcoms they inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Total Film
June 7, 2013
Another month, another anodyne tween-com from Hilary Duff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
June 7, 2013
It all drags on at a leaden pace, broken up occasionally by a musical montage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
David Germain
Associated Press
June 7, 2013
The movie is a toxic buzz of sweetness that Duff's teen gal fans might lap up, while all others suffer through a prolonged sugar fit.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I can't see anyone really enjoying this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 16, 2009
Hollywood cranks out another prosaic teen-girl-romantic-comedy from its bottomless cultural vacuum in this Hilary Duff vehicle that no non-female person over the age of 12 should suffer through.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
The premise is patently ridiculous, but the target audience of 12-year-old girls will be too charmed by the genre requisites to care.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The sparkling charm which Duff once evinced has largely faded with familiarity and too many indifferent projects.
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