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A Perfect World Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 26, 2013
It's an American masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 6, 2012
Entertaining manhunt film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
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.
| Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
Stark, gritty story well directred by Eastwood.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2004
Moving and totally absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
August 16, 2003
Never once feels like more than push-button artifice.
| Original Score: 55/100
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2001
In going beyond chase-yarn duty, Eastwood and Costner do themselves proud.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is a movie that surprises you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Within its narrow, unambitious, commercial boundaries, the movie is highly watchable.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
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
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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