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Perfect Sense Reviews

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Top Critic
February 2, 2012
It's difficult to impart feelings of profound sadness with an image of Ewan McGregor shoving a stick of butter in his mouth.
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
October 5, 2011
Chicly shot and edited, and pretty much art-directed to death, Mackenzie's movie is curiously underwhelming and unbearably pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
This film from David Mackenzie is such a curiously inert experience that never satisfies as a romance, a sci-fi drama or as a social parable.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 6, 2011
A half-baked apocalypse in slow motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 7, 2012
The problem with Perfect Sense is its inability to be effective as either a character-based love story or something larger and more bold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
February 2, 2012
Sadly, even aficionados of the Cinema of Extinction may make "Perfect Sense" an Omega choice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
February 3, 2012
Ultimately too silly to truly captivate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 8, 2011
Leaves you with the sense of a good film that has been lost somewhere along the line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
October 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 3, 2012
People around the world progressively lose their senses of smell, taste, hearing and, finally, sight. Too bad the filmmakers never seem to have had a sense of humor in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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
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
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 18, 2011
Has an intriguing premise but fails to do anything interesting with it and ultimately struggles to engage on an emotional level, thanks to flatly written characters and some painfully pretentious direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
March 9, 2012
The most depressing film in recent memory might be this low-budget apocalyptic Irish romance.
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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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
Rachel Gordon
Filmcritic.com
February 3, 2011
a study of increasing depravity through a pair of lovers who adaptively appreciate each other the best they can as the world erodes around them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
February 14, 2012
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
February 8, 2011
Anthony Kaufman
Screen International
February 10, 2011
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