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A Perfect Murder Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 6, 2002
...a fast-paced thriller that probably will leave Alfred Hitchcock aficionados mourning its shallowness -- but not until after they've enjoyed an adrenaline rush.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2001
What the film lacks is suspense, surprise (the new ending is a dud) and passion.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 1, 2000
His [Davis] direction is swift and very effective, and the movie, shot in shades of ebony (the color of black marble), looks exceptionally handsome.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
You don't have to believe a word of the strained dialogue in A Perfect Murder to be seduced by the movie's chilly high-gloss ambiance and its skillfully plotted update of Frederick Knott's play...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Loaded with dramatic irony in the first half and with tension in the second, the film gives Douglas another chance to do his slick, sinister best; Paltrow a chance to extend her emotional range; and Mortensen a chance to play the chameleon.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
I think it works like a nasty little machine to keep us involved and disturbed; my attention never strayed, and one of the elements I liked was the way Paltrow's character isn't sentimentalized.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
...snoozy, slack...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
June 5, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B-