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82% Satisfaction: Season 1
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The Perfect Host Reviews

Ian Buckwalter
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Around every corner is a new twist, a strategically placed misdirection or another switch of predator and prey. But while the gamesmanship is satisfying in moderation, it becomes a little monotonous in excess.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 4/10

July 1, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Crawford radiates charisma, and Pierce sells even the nuttiest moments.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2011
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
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The less one knows about this perverse thriller from debuting director Nick Tomnay the better; a full appreciation of its delights lies in its revelations.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 1, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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What aims for Hitchcockian slyness ends up an inconsequential jumble in the comedy thriller "The Perfect Host."

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 1, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Ultimately breaks down under the weight of too many characters and unbelievable twists.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 1, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Not even Mr. Pierce's best efforts can make sense of a character who by the end of the film seems to be a completely different person with the same name.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 30, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The dialogue is witty and spiked with delicious malice. At least it is when Pierce delivers it. It won't spoil the plot to say that he is pricelessly good at taking you places you don't see coming.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 30, 2011
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Pierce plays his wacked-out dinner-party host with such gusto that it almost doesn't matter that neither of the main characters are really fleshed out.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

June 30, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Pierce acts with an enjoyably testy flamboyance, but by the time he starts to imagine that his guests have arrived even though dinner's been canceled, the film has given him one loose screw too many.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

June 29, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Tomnay needlessly convolutes what should have been a taut, focused two-hander with flashbacks, alternate realities and too-clever-by-half reversals.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

June 29, 2011
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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The heart of the film is a one-joke fizzler, leaving DHP to sashay, role-play, carry on one-sided conversations, and disco-dance on the table with just the right amount of lizardy, half-lidded sangfroid.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 28, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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This is bargain-basement moviemaking, and looks it. Here's wishing Mr. Pierce a vigorous movie career, and better luck next time.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 1/4

June 22, 2011
Dennis Harvey
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A familiar horror/suspense trope -- criminals choose the wrong hideout, discover twisted residents more dangerous than cops -- gets entertainingly respun in The Perfect Host.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 20, 2011
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
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Tomnay skillfully shifts the film's initial tone from suspense to dark comedy so that the transition never feels forced.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

June 20, 2011
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