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The Perfect Man Reviews

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 4, 2014
I kept steepling my hands and hiding behind them.
Adam Smith
Radio Times
June 7, 2013
Even ardent Hilary Duff fans will have a hard time swallowing this thoroughly dim-witted romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
June 7, 2013
The intrigues are laboriously contrived, the film exudes disingenuous sentiments, and it has three happy endings -- one for Mum and one for each daughter.
Peter Bradshaw
June 7, 2013
Watching this unspeakably rubbish teen romcom is, to quote David Lodge's classic description of National Service, like a punishment for a crime you can't remember committing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
June 7, 2013
[Hilary Duff movies] never do solve their one nagging flaw: Duff's characters are remarkably self-possessed for teens but not enough to recognize the sitcoms they inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Total Film
June 7, 2013
Another month, another anodyne tween-com from Hilary Duff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
June 7, 2013
It all drags on at a leaden pace, broken up occasionally by a musical montage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
David Germain
Associated Press
June 7, 2013
The movie is a toxic buzz of sweetness that Duff's teen gal fans might lap up, while all others suffer through a prolonged sugar fit.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I can't see anyone really enjoying this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
April 16, 2009
Hollywood cranks out another prosaic teen-girl-romantic-comedy from its bottomless cultural vacuum in this Hilary Duff vehicle that no non-female person over the age of 12 should suffer through.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
It's funny, poignant and the characters are appealing.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 6, 2007
The premise is patently ridiculous, but the target audience of 12-year-old girls will be too charmed by the genre requisites to care.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The sparkling charm which Duff once evinced has largely faded with familiarity and too many indifferent projects.
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The Perfect Man, starring Hilary Duff, isn't very good. The problem is how to critique it without taking the obvious cheap shots at its likable but over-exposed young star.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
June 24, 2006
None of the leads convince or engage, and supporting characters are either gay stereotypes, routine little sisters or functional best friends.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Many scenes from the previews aren't in the film -- a telltale sign of desperate last-minute tampering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
The occasional one-liner is wasted amid a sea of clichés and preposterous situations in this Duff vehicle that forgot to put the romance in romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Murray
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
Keeping the ruse going involves gifts and notes of the "just missed you" variety.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 6, 2005
With an emphasis on wacky misunderstandings and situations, the film has all the complexity of a sitcom (a thoroughly mediocre sitcom at that).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 4, 2005
Excuse me, but who are these people?
Full Review | Original Score: D
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