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A Perfect Day (2016)



Critic Consensus: Aid workers get their due in A Perfect Day, which is just different and well-acted enough to overcome its logy pace and narrative clichés.

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It's just another day on the job for a band of badass war zone rescue workers as they defy death and confront war's absurdities. The setting is 1995, "somewhere in the Balkans." Over the course of 24 breathless hours, Mambrú (Benicio del Toro), leads his team of humanitarians-including hard-bitten, wisecracking veteran B (Tim Robbins) and new recruit Sophie (Melanie Thierry)-as they deal with a most unexpected crisis, layers of bureaucratic red tape, and the reappearance of Mambrú's old flame (Olga Kurylenko). Through it all, the group handles the less-than-glamorous realities of life in a combat zone the only way they know how: with selfless bravery and a healthy dose of irreverent humor.

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Frank Feys
as UN Official
Morten Suurballe
as UN official at the briefing
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A taut, darkly comic drama about the dilemmas of international intervention in civil war, all of it neatly symbolized by one elusive length of rope. It is also, sadly, a film much marred by its sexism.

February 26, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A Perfect Day is a war story told on a small scale. It's all the more powerful for its subtlety.

February 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is one of those rare, thoughtful war movies that doesn't emphasize brutality.

February 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

With an eclectic soundtrack, well-timed editing and crisp cinematography - and of course that terrific cast led by the great Del Toro - A Perfect Day is a rough-edged gem.

January 21, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The film may be scattershot and odd, but it needs to be odder still.

January 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Del Toro's low-key resignation gives the film what power it has, but the female characters (played by Mélanie Thierry and Olga Kurylenko) are disappointingly thin.

January 15, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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