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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
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  1. De la Iglesia is a mercilessly agile talent.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    88
    It's great fun, propelled by a terrific musical score by Roque Banos that combines the hammering doom of Bernard Herrmann, the antic jollity of Nino Rota and the urgent sprints of Lalo "Mission: Impossible" Schifrin--often in the same crazy scene.
  3. Reviewed by: Jim Fusilli
    70
    Fits nicely among the contemporary comedies that teeter at the brink of delivering messages of one sort or another, but are in fact, nothing more than lots of fun. Which is no small achievement.
  4. 70
    A seamless mix of satire and suspense, with inspired performances by Toledo and Monica Cervera.
  5. Hitchcock and Almodóvar this film isn't, but it's a worthwhile and fairly amusing effort.
  6. 50
    El Crimen Perfecto has energy, color, spirit and lively performances, but what it does not have are very many laughs.

See all 21 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. sal
    Aug 26, 2005
    10
    Truly a spanish film and wonderful.
  2. Pussycat1
    Aug 22, 2005
    9
    Hilarious black comedy.
  3. BobE.
    Sep 15, 2005
    9
    Sex and violence meet in the fitting room and have a wildly funny tryst.
  4. EdwardC.
    Nov 5, 2005
    9
    I thought the story was really well conceived for what it was and what it wasn't. This style of film requires all reality to be left at I thought the story was really well conceived for what it was and what it wasn't. This style of film requires all reality to be left at the box office. That green face with cleaver in head popping up everywhere was a real Hoot! No American or Anglo would ever think of it. Expand
  5. KenG.
    Sep 16, 2005
    8
    Edgy, fun, funny, well acted, and done in great style.

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