Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Reviews

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November 14, 2019
Horrific, tender, emotional, visceral, psychologically enthralling, yet beautiful.
November 3, 2018
Wishaw is excellent in the central role, which demands a murderous ambivalence akin to that of Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. What works well on the page, however, does not always necessarily work onscreen.
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.
October 18, 2008
August 7, 2008
December 7, 2007
November 21, 2007
[Its] off-the-charts screwiness obscures virtually all shortcomings.
July 20, 2007
While you might not come away from a viewing feeling entirely satisfied, you will almost certainly have lots to talk about.
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.
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.
February 3, 2007
January 30, 2007
Ghastly and horrific, entertaining and mesmerizing, and it smells fantastic.
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.
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.
January 16, 2007
January 15, 2007
I've seen just about everything the man has done over the past decade, and I was still surprised by the film's awesome scope and amazing beauty
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
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.
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