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The Perfect Man Reviews

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Alex Murray
Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
Keeping the ruse going involves gifts and notes of the "just missed you" variety.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
June 25, 2005
...a surface treatment of an intriguing premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 17, 2005
It's shy about addressing anything that requires a moment's thought -- selfish irresponsible parents, selfishly bratty kids, lying, talking others into lying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
June 17, 2005
Despite a charismatic turn by Heather Locklear and comic relief from Carson Kressley, The Perfect Man is far from the perfect movie.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 17, 2005
The Perfect Man takes its idiotic plot and uses it as the excuse for scenes of awesome stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 16, 2005
Even by the suspended-disbelief standards of fluff it is unnerving; it creates a movie world that has no idea of the boundaries being violated.
| Original Score: D
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 16, 2005
No one but the staunchest of Duff fans should waste their time with this movie and even they will have to be fooling themselves if they claim to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 15, 2005
Nobody's perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
June 17, 2005
Duff comes across as so self-absorbed that her trademark perkiness bleeds into selfishness.
| Original Score: C-
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
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 17, 2005
An audience has to buy that Locklear's character, Jean Hamilton, gets dumped by every guy she dates. And whenever this happens, she immediately moves her family to another part of the continent.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 20, 2005
The Perfect Man has a plot that turns sweet and charming Hillary Duff into a serial liar. She's not just telling little fibs. She's engaging in a prolonged and kind of mean practical joke on her mother.
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
Eric D. Snider
June 22, 2005
I would say the filmmakers must be retarded, but even the mentally challenged know not to center a movie around the idea that Heather Locklear is having trouble finding a man.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 17, 2005
Mostly the movie produces yawns when it's not producing awe that someone even bothered to make it.
Brian Orndorf
June 17, 2005
Locklear survives the material, but only barely, and provides the real reason why anyone should view The Perfect Man.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kit Bowen
June 16, 2005
You'll most likely want to throw up and call it a night after swallowing this big ball of cotton candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
June 17, 2005
The faux lover angle isn't exactly new but when a daughter is more or less trying to woo her mother, it's not original, just weirdly creepy if not a tad incestual.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
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
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