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A Perfect World Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
August 16, 2003
Never once feels like more than push-button artifice.
| Original Score: 55/100
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Entertainment Weekly
November 24, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 2, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is a movie that surprises you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
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
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 6, 2012
Entertaining manhunt film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Within its narrow, unambitious, commercial boundaries, the movie is highly watchable.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 6, 2001
In going beyond chase-yarn duty, Eastwood and Costner do themselves proud.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Chuck O'Leary
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
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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David Ansen
April 7, 2008
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