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Perfect Sense Reviews

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Alison Willmore
AV Club
February 9, 2012
Each deprivation is preceded by a flurry of emotion that leads to the film's most vivid sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 8, 2012
An intriguing apocalyptic romance with a multi-purpose title.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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
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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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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 2, 2012
A solemn sci-fi parable set in present-day Glasgow, whose deepening sense of foreboding is sustained by the enigmatic, pseudo-biblical reflections of an unseen narrator.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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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
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 1, 2012
In staying together as their world evaporates into darkness and silence, they are displaying what anyone in love would recognize as quiet heroism - and perfect sense.
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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.
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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
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
October 5, 2011
Thrillingly ambitious, ecstatically romantic, utterly unexpected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5