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Perfect Sense Reviews

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Rex Reed
New York Observer
January 31, 2012
If you crave action, dialogue, explanations, character revelations and clear plot resolutions, Perfect Sense never lives up to its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
January 31, 2012
Filmed with the somber pretentiousness of a Babel, the movie never quite converts its premise into something grander (never mind believable).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
January 31, 2012
Satisfyingly ambiguous and starkly tactile in its inquiry into where sensation ends and identity begins, David Mackenzie's rampaging-virus movie doesn't dodge genre potholes so much as it stays off that road entirely.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 30, 2012
You've got to make room in your heart for a film in which the world ends with neither a bang nor a whimper but a cuddle.
Brian Orndorf
January 26, 2012
Frustrating at times, possibly too insistent when it comes to screen poetry, but the concept is intriguing, offering enough scenes of oddity and distress to hold attention and occasionally raise anxiety levels.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dustin Putman
January 26, 2012
Engrossing before packing a staggering emotional wallop as its full implications are revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 25, 2012
The film's limited budget means that the end of the world looks no more cataclysmic than a prolonged strike by Glasgow's bin-men.
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 27, 2011
The film loses its charm with annoying sequences that have a narrator explain to us "The Meaning of it All" and then tell us "What Really Matters" in life: Love. Love. Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
October 13, 2011
Sadly, the central romance fails to convince as the two leads lack chemistry...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 9, 2011
One thinks inevitably of Camus's La peste.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
October 7, 2011
British director David Mackenzie makes good use of an obviously limited budget, with the apocalypse neatly suggested by just a few litter-strewn Glasgow streets patrolled by men in respirator masks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times
October 6, 2011
This is a frightening and tender sci-fi, shot very flat and unhysterical, full of eccentric detail (the need to make more entertaining food after everyone loses their sense of taste) and always an air of regret spilling out at the edges.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2011
Although watchable, the only thing that succeeds is Mackenzie triggering our deepest, darkest fears of complete sensory malfunction ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
October 6, 2011
Sublimely and uncompromisingly daft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 6, 2011
It's a movie that leaves you guiltily unimpressed while it pours its pseudo-lyrical heart out.
| Original Score: 1/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
October 6, 2011
A pretentious and perfectly daft film that manages to combine absurdity with tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 6, 2011
Director David Mackenzie's refreshing take on the disaster plague genre goes for the personal rather than the pandemic...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 6, 2011
A half-baked apocalypse in slow motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Zara Miller
Little White Lies
October 6, 2011
An intriguing idea for a film that heightens all the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 6, 2011
The story and characters have nowhere to go beyond bleak acceptance of the inevitable. So it's difficult to care what happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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