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A Perfect World Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 26, 2013
It's an American masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 8, 2012
It will not please everyone because it presents things in shades of gray and takes few easy outs.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 5, 2012
Tells the tale of an escaped convict and his eight-year-old hostage and, in the process, considers the cycles of disappointment wrought on sons by questionable fathers: abusive ones, absent ones, even a well-meaning "daddy state." [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 6, 2012
Entertaining manhunt film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
March 3, 2006
A tender, poignant, ultimately heartbreaking film filled with haunting, lasting images and nicely eccentric touches. Arguably Costner's best performance, and one of Eastwood's most underrated efforts behind the camera.
| Original Score: 8/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 2, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 15, 2005
Right on the heels of his critical and box-office smash Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood made this outstanding, haunting tale of an escaped convict (Kevin Costner in his greatest performance), and it was completely ignored.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Stark, gritty story well directred by Eastwood.
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2004
Moving and totally absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Shellie Iliff
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 19, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
October 3, 2002
Some may accuse the picture of sentimentality, but really it gets caught up in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2001
In going beyond chase-yarn duty, Eastwood and Costner do themselves proud.
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
April 7, 2008
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Top Critic
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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