Perfect Stranger


Perfect Stranger

Critics Consensus

Despite the presence of Halle Berry and Bruce Willis, Perfect Stranger is too convoluted to work, and features a twist ending that's irritating and superfluous. It's a techno-thriller without thrills.



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When investigative reporter Rowena Price learns that her friend's murder might be connected to powerful ad executive Harrison Hill, she goes undercover with the help of her associate, Miles Hailey. Posing as Katherine, a temp at Hill's agency, and Veronica, a girl Hill flirts with online, Rowena surrounds her prey from all sides, only to discover that she isn't the only one changing identities. The closer Rowena gets to finding the truth, the more we see how far people will go to protect it.

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Halle Berry
as Rowena Price
Bruce Willis
as Harrison Hill
Giovanni Ribisi
as Miles Haley
Gary Dourdan
as Cameron
Florencia Lozano
as Lt. Tejada
Kathleen Chalfant
as Elizabeth Clayton
Paula Miranda
as Mia Hill
Jared Burke
as Kenneth Phelps
Heidi Klum
as Victoria's Secret Party Host
Gordon MacDonald
as Senator Sachs
Jay Wilkison
as Jesse Drake
Jeffrey Bellamy
as Capital Policeman
Jason Antoon
as Bill Patel
Aaron Nauta
as Gunnar Hope
Gerry Becker
as Jon Kirshenbaum
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Critic Reviews for Perfect Stranger

All Critics (142) | Top Critics (42)

  • This one's DOA.

    Jul 9, 2007 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity
    Top Critic
  • The movie shows that the only thing worse than a generically screwy thriller is one with a selective narrator -- and one that doesn't give viewers a fair chance to play along.

    Jun 23, 2007 | Rating: 1/6
  • A rarely suspenseful thriller with a twist ending of the worst kind: It takes too much explanation.

    May 28, 2007 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • The movie would perhaps like to say something serious about the ease with which modern communications allows us to be multiple personalities, but that effort is lost in ineptitude.

    Apr 24, 2007 | Full Review…
  • There is entertainment to be had here, but it's mostly at the expense of the film's rambling, increasingly ridiculous plot.

    Apr 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

    Anna Smith
    Top Critic
  • Some films are marred by absurd endings; this dire journo-thriller is like one big mar.

    Apr 14, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Perfect Stranger

  • Oct 03, 2015
    Shitty...this is just a clumsy, horrible film. There's not much else to say about this.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2013
    Far from perfect, Perfect Stranger is a muddled noir drama that has an engaging mystery, but is poorly executed. When her friend is found murdered an investigative reporter named Ro goes undercover at an ad agency, suspecting that a secret lover may be responsible for her friend's death. Unfortunately, the story doesn't really know where it's going half the time and is unfocused. There are a few interesting twists that add some intrigue to the story, but it's done in a particularly clumsy manner. Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, and Giovanni Ribisi lead the cast; however their performances are merely passable. While there are a few thrills to be had in Perfect Stranger, on the whole it's sloppy and don't come together very well.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2012
    Pretty good I'd say, the twist was a bit far-fetched and the character- Miles seemed out of place. Berry's performance was really good, however there were barely any thrills. And seriously, what's this blackmailing business all about? The film could be slightly fixed up for better result.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 09, 2012
    Interesting! it really twisted into an amazing ending as well. To begin with, I wasn't sure if i wanted to keep watching, but it hypnotised me. Amazing.
    Shawn M Super Reviewer

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