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The Perfect Man Reviews

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.
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.
June 24, 2006
None of the leads convince or engage, and supporting characters are either gay stereotypes, routine little sisters or functional best friends.
June 21, 2005
Like a Nike commercial without a shot of the sneakers.
June 20, 2005
[The] situation is mined mostly for mild chuckles and tepid sentiment.
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.
June 17, 2005
Mostly the movie produces yawns when it's not producing awe that someone even bothered to make it.
June 17, 2005
In the cautionary dystopian science-fiction parable The Perfect Man, we are offered a terrifying vision of a possible future: a world ruled by Hilary Duff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 17, 2005
Duff, while a sparkly screen presence, needs to break out of her saccharine rut and head for an indie script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2005
[It's] not a searing psychological thriller about a crazy mom and her sadistic daughter. It's a comedy of sorts, but without anything to laugh at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 17, 2005
Inoffensive doesn't make movies. And unless she starts improving her projects soon, neither, soon, will Hilary Duff.
June 17, 2005
As an actress, Duff has failed to grow, except in acquisition of highlights, showing an emotional range running the gamut from pout to sulk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
June 17, 2005
The story has a definite ick factor that detracts from even the small pleasures the movie might offer its teen audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 17, 2005
[It] isn't funny or heartwarming or interesting on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 17, 2005
The Perfect Man isn't perfect, but it's not bad company for 100 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2005
When Duff finally realizes that she actually has found the perfect man for her mom, the web of mischief and deceit she has created almost seems too thick to destroy. But The Perfect Man is the kind of movie in which such webs become cotton candy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2005
Add Heather Locklear to the list of strikingly beautiful actresses who somehow can't get a date on screen. That's the shaky premise of The Perfect Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2005
Duff has found a formula that works, on TV or on screen, as a loving, loyal and slightly confused high schooler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2005
If it's still something of a formula teen movie -- cute guy, kids fixing parents' lives, spunky sidekick, darling outfits, etc. -- it also touches on some issues outside the formula.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 17, 2005
The movie's foolish fantasy comes awfully close to seeming nuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2005
We all realize two things: Noth is way too good for this stuff, and blogs are totally over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 17, 2005
Most of this movie is beyond lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
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
June 16, 2005
So imperfect that it may qualify as one of the summer's worst movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 16, 2005
If you tweaked the movie's giggly tone a little bit, you'd probably have a decent thriller about a maladjusted teen out to emotionally destroy her dim-bulb mother.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 16, 2005
Seriously, the perfect man would call social services.
June 16, 2005
Ms. Duff projects so much appeal that she leaps over lapses in logic like Super Mario over lava pits. Ms. Locklear helps, too, showing vulnerability and a bit of tenderness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 16, 2005
The flimsy new Hilary Duff comedy toys with the notion of mother-daughter role reversal.
June 16, 2005
The movie doesn't even seem to know how disturbing, at its heart, its subject matter is, so that it can at least have fun with it.
June 16, 2005
Rosman and Wendkos run dry of ideas in the film's inert, overextended finale, when the 'Believe in yourself' speeches grow so thick that even the Duff-devoted may start rolling their eyes.
June 16, 2005
The characters' victories never seem hard-won, their losses never seem painful, and the happy ending is guaranteed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 16, 2005
The script sends one mixed message after another. What are we to feel about a woman who uses a parent-faculty meeting to place a public personals ad for herself as her child cringes, or who, well -- how else do you put this? -- seems pretty, um, easy.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 16, 2005
Boys get Batman and Luke Skywalker. Girls get Little Suzy Matchmaker. If I had to subsist on a steady diet of Hilary Duff and Amanda Bynes, I'd be looking into sex-change specialists.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 16, 2005
Every time Duff opens her mouth, she confirms that her natural home is in magazines.
June 15, 2005
Duff's character has problems too (she's tired of moving from city to city), but no actress this synthetically wholesome should engage in this much whining.
Full Review | Original Score: F