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
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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.
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
Top Critic
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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 Villaca
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

Film Threat
January 16, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
January 9, 2007
....overcomes a laborious start to end in a breathtaking, whirlwind finish.....
February 27, 2009
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 6, 2007
Philip French
Guardian
January 6, 2007

Irish Times
January 5, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 30, 2006
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