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Perfect Sense


Genre :

Drama, Romance

Release Date :

February 03, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :


Director :

David Mackenzie

Starring :

Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Connie Nielsen, Ewan Bremmer, Stephen Dillane, Denis Lawson, Alastair Mackenzie, Liz Strange, Richard Mack, James Watson, Caroline Paterson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..unsatisfying genetic mutations..”
by Duane Byrge [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..the movie's optimistic message is that we can overcome anything..”
by Tim Evans [Sky Movies]
Review rate : B+

“..the movie doesn't build to an emotional climax that matches its philosophical ambitions..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4 of 5

“..the actor is supremely relaxed here - smart, impudent..”
by Antonia Quirke [Financial Times]
Review rate : D

“..Sadly, even aficionados of the Cinema of Extinction may make "Perfect Sense" an Omega choice..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
Review rate : C-

“..offers an epic tale seen through the prism of a tiny, intimate story..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5

“..odd, but intriguing..”
by Kim Newman [Empire Magazine]
“..it's all very Scandinavian, filled with dread, doom and gloom..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
4 of 5

“..it's a small message until you think about it, and then it seems revolutionary..”
by Ray Greene [Boxoffice Magazine]
1 of 4

“..if you crave action, dialogue, explanations, character revelations and clear plot resolutions, Perfect Sense never lives up to its title..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
2.5 of 5

“..feels as though we're watching two fractured narratives rather than each element speaking to the other..”
by Amber Wilkinson [Eye for Film]
“..fails to deliver anything that could contribute to relational discourse..”
by Rachel Gordon [Filmcritic.com]
“..beautifully captures the ache and counterintuitive thrill of "the days as we know them..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
“..a heightened awareness of what it means to exist as a human - to smell, taste, hear, see and touch the planet's wonders with a wide-open mind..”
by Andrew Lapin [NPR]
Reviewed by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]

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