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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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(Giovanni Ribisi) throws himself into every part like each is the opening night of Hamlet on Broadway. Here he goes again in Perfect Stranger, a strange little movie that spends most of its time as a straightforward, if silly, cyber-thriller before
What would happen if a late-night, D-grade direct-to-cable thriller excised all of the raunchily enjoyable elements and managed to attract an A-list cast? The result might be shockingly like Perfect Stranger.
In the Ashley Judd role we have Halle Berry, whose post-Oscar choices have included the notorious duds Catwoman and Gothika. Whoever told you to make this movie should be...sentenced to have to watch it.
Stranger isn't as bold as Basic Instinct, which was all about goofing on what voyeurs moviegoers are. The performers are too solemn (only Giovanni Ribisi, as a creepy reporter, seems to be having fun) for starters.
Despite the presence of the luminous Berry, Perfect Stranger is really just another thriller, utterly disposable, in town for a few desultory weeks until it heads off to a mild afterlife on DVD and then richly deserved oblivion.