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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What the film lacks is suspense, surprise (the new ending is a dud) and passion. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's nothing about this thriller to prevent it from soon becoming enmeshed in the memory with others in which Michael Douglas wears a starched collar and grits his teeth. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I think it works like a nasty little machine to keep us involved and disturbed; my attention never strayed, and one of the elements I liked was the way Paltrow's character isn't sentimentalized. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    By the head-scratching dénouement, the "perfect" in the title seems particularly misplaced. How about Dial M for Muddle. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A Perfect Murder has inexplicably managed to eliminate almost everything that was worthwhile about "Dial M for Murder," leaving behind the nearly-unwatchable wreckage of a would-be '90s thriller. show more

  • 25
    San Francisco Examiner

    I HATE to whine, but if Michael Douglas is half as tired of playing yuppie scum as I am of watching him do it, then he must be napping on a regular basis by now. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    If the roller-coaster plot twists lose you, there's always the satisfaction of Douglas's take on a script rife with amusing double entendres. show more

  • 40
    Film Threat

    This film once again proves that Hollywood has apparently run out of original ideas and is forced to remake another classic film and, like most Hollywood remakes -- big surprise -- it SUCKS. show more

  • 50
    Austin Chronicle

    Tasteful, chilly, and polite, it is foul play at its traditional best: Anglo-Saxon, urban, and upper class. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    I've seen far worse thrillers than A Perfect Murder, but the movie is ultimately more competent than pleasurable. show more

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