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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Reviews

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June 26, 2017
I despise this movie, more or less, for the promises it squanders.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 25, 2009
It's a hard film to like, but it's even harder to dismiss, simply because it's never less than absolutely fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2007
[Its] off-the-charts screwiness obscures virtually all shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 20, 2007
While you might not come away from a viewing feeling entirely satisfied, you will almost certainly have lots to talk about.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
June 15, 2007
Tykwer squeezes every possible drop of melodramatic beauty out of this material. ...But the gorgeous visuals aren't enough to keep the drama from occasionally degenerating into beautifully produced hokum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2007
Una estupenda reconstrucción histórica y un atractivo tratamiento visual son los principales valores de esta interesante aunque irregular adaptación.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 15, 2007
Plenty of high profile movies are about the tormented lives of artists. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer takes it up a notch: It's a legitimate artwork.
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March 12, 2007
Agree or disagree, this is a work so bold and provocative and distinctive that it demands to be seen.
February 12, 2007
In a time when the serial killer subgenre is practically the definition of derivative, Perfume is %u2013 for better or for worse %u2013 a whiff of something uniquely fresh.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
January 30, 2007
Ghastly and horrific, entertaining and mesmerizing, and it smells fantastic.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 25, 2007
An intoxicating fable about a man whose phenomenal sense of smell sets him on an irrevocable course, Perfume is a captivating, if overlong adaptation.
January 25, 2007
We want to root for him, but he is more of a villain. The dichotomy is savory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2007
Stanley Kubrick e Martin Scorsese chegaram a declarar que [Perfume], livro do alemão Patrick Süskind, seria "infilmável". Pois até os gênios erram.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 11, 2007
Tykwer loses his cinematic grip when he tries to blend murder and piety. In his hands, the two don't emulsify.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 11, 2007
Tykwer's direction is solid, Whishaw lends a weight to the character and despite having little dialogue delivers a masterful performance. Of the large supporting cast, [Rachel] Hurd-Wood is a pleasant surprise and Alan Rickman as her protective father off
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 11, 2007
Unpleasant yet intriguing, Perfume isn't exactly a breath of fresh air -- it's more like having smelling salts applied to one's cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 11, 2007
It's surprising that the director of Run Lola Run didn't make a movie that's lighter on its feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 11, 2007
Perfume is a strange but beguiling film that, like an intoxicating scent, stirs the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2007
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is another nauseous example of style over content: a toxic tale of serial homicide set in 18th-century France that creeps you out faster than it makes you think.
January 10, 2007
Keeps the essence which made the novel such a scabrous, compelling read ... even in January, this deliriously loopy black comedy just may be the film of the year.
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