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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 25, 2009
It's a hard film to like, but it's even harder to dismiss, simply because it's never less than absolutely fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 21, 2007
[Its] off-the-charts screwiness obscures virtually all shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 20, 2007
While you might not come away from a viewing feeling entirely satisfied, you will almost certainly have lots to talk about.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2007
Tykwer squeezes every possible drop of melodramatic beauty out of this material. ...But the gorgeous visuals aren't enough to keep the drama from occasionally degenerating into beautifully produced hokum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 6, 2007
Una estupenda reconstrucción histórica y un atractivo tratamiento visual son los principales valores de esta interesante aunque irregular adaptación.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Plenty of high profile movies are about the tormented lives of artists. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer takes it up a notch: It's a legitimate artwork.
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George Wu
culturevulture.net
March 12, 2007
Agree or disagree, this is a work so bold and provocative and distinctive that it demands to be seen.
Rod Gudino
Rue Morgue Magazine
February 12, 2007
In a time when the serial killer subgenre is practically the definition of derivative, Perfume is %u2013 for better or for worse %u2013 a whiff of something uniquely fresh.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 30, 2007
Ghastly and horrific, entertaining and mesmerizing, and it smells fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 25, 2007
An intoxicating fable about a man whose phenomenal sense of smell sets him on an irrevocable course, Perfume is a captivating, if overlong adaptation.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 25, 2007
We want to root for him, but he is more of a villain. The dichotomy is savory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 25, 2007
Stanley Kubrick e Martin Scorsese chegaram a declarar que [Perfume], livro do alemão Patrick Süskind, seria "infilmável". Pois até os gênios erram.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 11, 2007
Tykwer loses his cinematic grip when he tries to blend murder and piety. In his hands, the two don't emulsify.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
Tykwer's direction is solid, Whishaw lends a weight to the character and despite having little dialogue delivers a masterful performance. Of the large supporting cast, [Rachel] Hurd-Wood is a pleasant surprise and Alan Rickman as her protective father off
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 11, 2007
Unpleasant yet intriguing, Perfume isn't exactly a breath of fresh air -- it's more like having smelling salts applied to one's cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
January 11, 2007
It's surprising that the director of Run Lola Run didn't make a movie that's lighter on its feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
January 11, 2007
Perfume is a strange but beguiling film that, like an intoxicating scent, stirs the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
January 10, 2007
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is another nauseous example of style over content: a toxic tale of serial homicide set in 18th-century France that creeps you out faster than it makes you think.
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
January 10, 2007
Keeps the essence which made the novel such a scabrous, compelling read ... even in January, this deliriously loopy black comedy just may be the film of the year.
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
January 9, 2007
The film itself is way too long, culminating in a ludicrous orgy scene.....
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