A Perfect World Reviews

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September 7, 2011
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Within its narrow, unambitious, commercial boundaries, the movie is highly watchable.
January 1, 2000
This is a movie that surprises you.
November 26, 2013
It's an American masterpiece.
June 8, 2012
Don't expect a thrill ride, just a touching slice of life. (Blu-ray edition)
June 8, 2012
It will not please everyone because it presents things in shades of gray and takes few easy outs.
June 8, 2012
Clint Eastwood's tenacious, boldly self-effacing outlaw ride through Texas receives a lovely audio/visual transfer from Warner Home Video, but nothing in the way of extras to lend this overlooked masterpiece context or backstory.
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]
January 6, 2012
Entertaining manhunt film.
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.
July 6, 2005
April 1, 2005
March 2, 2005
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.
February 10, 2004
February 8, 2004
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