Perfect Stranger Reviews

  • Perfect Stranger is spam -- not only commercially generated, but irritating in the faith that buyers will be as dumb about Internet-based thrillers as the sellers are. My advice is to delete without opening.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • Even after it lurches from the far-fetched into the preposterous, Perfect Stranger leaves a clammy residue of unease.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Instead of eroticism, there is tacky sub-porn; instead of twists, there are knotty plot problems which may or may not have been fixable with script rewrites.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Despite the presence of the luminous Berry, Perfect Stranger is really just another thriller, utterly disposable, in town for a few desultory weeks until it heads off to a mild afterlife on DVD and then richly deserved oblivion.

    Stephen Hunter — Washington Post

  • A laughably overheated thriller from the once promising James Foley.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • People peek through windows, hack into computers and sneak into apartments without the slightest hesitation. We're guilty of voyeurism, too, since the primary pleasure to be found is in seeing three confident leads play off each other.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Life is full of choices, and Halle Berry has made another bad one with Perfect Stranger, a perfectly off-putting thriller.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Perfect Stranger isn't great art by any stretch, or even art by any stretch, but it is perfectly functional low-to-middlebrow entertainment -- a B movie at ease inside its own gaudy skin.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • A rarely suspenseful thriller with a twist ending of the worst kind: It takes too much explanation.

    Carla Meyer — Dallas Morning News

  • Perfect Stranger, the new thriller starring Halle Berry and Bruce Willis, is far from perfect and, lame as it is, not quite lousy enough to pan with joy.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • Just when you thought The Reaping was the most convoluted and overwrought flashback-riddled thriller starring an Academy Award-winning actress in theaters, along comes Perfect Stranger.

    Richard Roeper — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Fairly diverting until it starts becoming ridiculous.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • This stupidly contrived thriller is all the more disappointing if you admire previous work by Berry and director James Foley.

    Jonathan Rosenbaum — Chicago Reader

  • A cheesy affair that casts so many baited lures that they tangle each other and don't hook you.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • While the story becomes dauntingly complex as it goes, the finale resolves its multiple mysteries seamlessly. Perfect Stranger is the kind of polished diversion that the big studios should deliver twice a month, but don't.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Considering the twirliness of the story, this is a fairly straightforward film that knows where it's going and how to get there. And there's much to be admired in that.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • All the hip technology, including e-mail hacking, tiny portable USB devices and fake IM accounts, is supposed to make us feel disoriented by the modern lack of face-to-face communication, but it feels played out and overexplained.

    Annemarie Moody — Arizona Republic

  • Pink is the new black, 50 is the new 30 and, at the movies, confusion is the new suspense.

    John Anderson — Variety

  • Nothing can quite top the climax, which arbitrarily assigns a culprit in a way that makes you question almost every single thing that's transpired up to that point. And no, that's not a good thing in this case.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • (Perfect Stranger movie review at Orlando Sentinel)

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

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