A Perfect Day Reviews

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August 29, 2019
Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins are outstanding in their respective roles, demonstrating a feeling out of the ordinary. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 18, 2019
León de Aranoa finely balances tone to craft a warm human film that sheds light on the stark realities of war - including many of relevance to the current refugee crisis.
February 20, 2018
Flawed but worthwhile and perfectly Netflixable war zone dramedy in a minor key.
September 15, 2017
Despite these reservations, it still has a point of view and watchable moments.
December 26, 2016
A very fine cast lead by Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins (in his best movie performance in 10 years) guns this oddball, fablesque comedy-drama about bureaucracy and international aid.
June 17, 2016
Gets by on the gentle interplay between the double act of Del Toro and Robbins (the comedy duo we've been waiting for!)
June 15, 2016
[de Aranoa is] a director at home with the small things that can make a film great -- interested in what keeps people together when everything around them is being blown apart. It's a wonderful gift.
June 10, 2016
Del Toro and Robbins adroitly capture the dark humour of the drama, and their scenes together are gems of bleak comedy.
June 9, 2016
What the film does well is to immerse us in the tragic weirdness of wartime logic, where nothing works as we would expect. It's a strong, engaging film about how hard it is to wage peace.
June 8, 2016
Hardly the most uplifting film of 2016, but does cast a caustic spell that carries it a long way.
June 6, 2016
The searing insights are presented with minimal flourish and with riveting storytelling.
June 6, 2016
Who says you need bullets and violence to depict the horrors of war? Guided by an armoury of pragmatism, common sense and dark humour, Fernando Leon de Aranoa deals a hand from a different pack of cards; one that successfully manages tone shifts.
June 1, 2016
A Perfect Day offers few surprises, but manages to rise above its clichs thanks to committed, off-kilter performances, particularly from Del Toro and a back-on-form Robbins.
March 7, 2016
A darkly comical ensemble piece which gives you a jaded glimpse into war times. Instead of concentrating on the bloody fighting part, we see some of what happens in the moments between the actual conflict.
February 25, 2016
A Perfect Day is a war story told on a small scale. It's all the more powerful for its subtlety.
February 24, 2016
Like its subjects, the movie fails to accomplish all that much, but it does more good than harm.
February 24, 2016
This shaggy, likeable film from director Fernando Len de Aranoa chronicles 24 obstacle-ridden hours in the life of some international aid workers.
February 5, 2016
An irreverent comedy in the style of the original M.A.S.H., this wartime romp takes an entertaining look at 24 hours in the life of a group of humanitarian workers in the Balkans in 1995.
February 4, 2016
This is one of those rare, thoughtful war movies that doesn't emphasize brutality.
February 1, 2016
By focusing on a small story, the sarcastically titled A Perfect Day becomes more relatable and in the process tells us more about the big picture, in this case the Bosnian conflict.
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