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A Perfect World Reviews

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November 26, 2013
It's an American masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 8, 2012
It will not please everyone because it presents things in shades of gray and takes few easy outs.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 5, 2012
Tells the tale of an escaped convict and his eight-year-old hostage and, in the process, considers the cycles of disappointment wrought on sons by questionable fathers: abusive ones, absent ones, even a well-meaning "daddy state." [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 6, 2012
Entertaining manhunt film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 7, 2008
Hancock's surface-skimming script is too formulaic for the job. There's enough material here for a crisp 90-minute entertainment. At 2+ hours, the leisurely, mildly engaging A Perfect World barely sputters across the finish line.
March 3, 2006
A tender, poignant, ultimately heartbreaking film filled with haunting, lasting images and nicely eccentric touches. Arguably Costner's best performance, and one of Eastwood's most underrated efforts behind the camera.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
January 15, 2005
Right on the heels of his critical and box-office smash Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood made this outstanding, haunting tale of an escaped convict (Kevin Costner in his greatest performance), and it was completely ignored.
October 15, 2004
Stark, gritty story well directred by Eastwood.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2004
Moving and totally absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 16, 2003
Never once feels like more than push-button artifice.
Read More | Original Score: 55/100
October 3, 2002
Some may accuse the picture of sentimentality, but really it gets caught up in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 6, 2001
In going beyond chase-yarn duty, Eastwood and Costner do themselves proud.
January 1, 2000
A Perfect World is evidence that Hollywood is still capable of producing the kinds of moving, intelligent movies that have increasingly become the province of independent film makers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is a movie that surprises you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Within its narrow, unambitious, commercial boundaries, the movie is highly watchable.
January 1, 2000
This is a little movie and should have a brief running time. The editor must have been asleep at his desk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's not a perfect movie -- there's a bit more formula here than there ought to be -- but it's closer than you might think.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
A Perfect World is essentially an indictment of how the American penal system turns troubled boys into career crooks, but the film is weakened by a plethora of inappropriate comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A Perfect World is really two films. One is mediocre at best, but the other is one of the best films of the year. Together, they still add up to one of the better films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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