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A Perfect Murder Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
...A Perfect Murder has inexplicably managed to eliminate almost everything that was worthwhile about Dial M for Murder, leaving behind the nearly-unwatchable wreckage of a would-be '90s thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
March 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
...there's nothing about this thriller to prevent it from soon becoming enmeshed in the memory with others in which Michael Douglas wears a starched collar and grits his teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 23, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
A streamlined, high gloss, touch-tone remake of the lesser-Hitchcock classic. Harken ye back to the days of rotary dialing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anthony Miele
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
...the film is so lacking in anything original that it is hardly worth recommending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A thriller without much genuine suspense isn't much of a thriller even if the atmospherics are dead-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
...snoozy, slack...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
...the story offers so many lapses in logic, so many plot holes and so much dialogue to howl for that there's plenty to talk about afterward.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
This unscary thriller also suffers from dreadful miscasting, not the least of which is pairing Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Douglas as the leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Grunden
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Somewhere, Alfred Hitchcock is yawning.
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Paltrow, too, is generally a good actress but there is a paint-by-numbers quality to her work here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A Perfect Murder begins better than it ends, and the pleasures it offers turn out to be more of a transitory nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
None of the amusement gained in watching the performances, unfortunately, amounts to much, as the script, in a desperate attempt to lend action interest to the original, static, puzzle plot, compounds surprise turn after surprise turn.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
...simpers along with relatively little suspense or thrills...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
As is the case with too many remakes, the slick new take falls short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Kristian M. Lin
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Leonard Klady
Variety
June 24, 2008
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 31, 2003
Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2009

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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