Perfect Sense Reviews

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Andrew Lapin
Top Critic
February 2, 2012

It's difficult to impart feelings of profound sadness with an image of Ewan McGregor shoving a stick of butter in his mouth.

Siobhan Synnot
October 5, 2011

Chicly shot and edited, and pretty much art-directed to death, Mackenzie's movie is curiously underwhelming and unbearably pretentious.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013

This film from David Mackenzie is such a curiously inert experience that never satisfies as a romance, a sci-fi drama or as a social parable.

Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 6, 2011

A half-baked apocalypse in slow motion.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
February 7, 2012

The problem with Perfect Sense is its inability to be effective as either a character-based love story or something larger and more bold.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
October 13, 2011

Sadly, the central romance fails to convince as the two leads lack chemistry...

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
October 6, 2011

A pretentious and perfectly daft film that manages to combine absurdity with tedium.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
February 2, 2012

Sadly, even aficionados of the Cinema of Extinction may make "Perfect Sense" an Omega choice.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
February 3, 2012

Ultimately too silly to truly captivate.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 8, 2011

Leaves you with the sense of a good film that has been lost somewhere along the line.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Quinn
October 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 6, 2011

The story and characters have nowhere to go beyond bleak acceptance of the inevitable. So it's difficult to care what happens.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
February 3, 2012

People around the world progressively lose their senses of smell, taste, hearing and, finally, sight. Too bad the filmmakers never seem to have had a sense of humor in the first place.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
October 27, 2011

The film loses its charm with annoying sequences that have a narrator explain to us "The Meaning of it All" and then tell us "What Really Matters" in life: Love. Love. Love.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
October 6, 2011

It's a movie that leaves you guiltily unimpressed while it pours its pseudo-lyrical heart out.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
June 18, 2011

Has an intriguing premise but fails to do anything interesting with it and ultimately struggles to engage on an emotional level, thanks to flatly written characters and some painfully pretentious direction.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
March 9, 2012

The most depressing film in recent memory might be this low-budget apocalyptic Irish romance.

Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 25, 2012

The film's limited budget means that the end of the world looks no more cataclysmic than a prolonged strike by Glasgow's bin-men.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Top Critic
January 31, 2012

Filmed with the somber pretentiousness of a Babel, the movie never quite converts its premise into something grander (never mind believable).

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rachel Gordon
February 3, 2011

a study of increasing depravity through a pair of lovers who adaptively appreciate each other the best they can as the world erodes around them.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
February 14, 2012

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
February 8, 2011

Anthony Kaufman
Screen International
February 10, 2011

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