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  • Summary: How far would you go to keep a secret? When investigative reporter Rowena Price (Berry) learns that her friend's murder might be connected to powerful ad executive Harrison Hill (Willis), she goes undercover with the help of her associate Miles Hailey (Ribisi). Posing as Katherine, a temp at Hill's agency, and Veronica, a girl Hill flirts with online, Rowena surrounds her prey from all sides, only to discover that she isn't the only one changing identities. The closer we get to learning the truth, the more we understand how far people will go to protect it. (Sony Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 31
  2. Negative: 17 out of 31
  1. To see Perfect Stranger is to wish for a more sophisticated vehicle for a film actress this good, but actors -- and audiences -- take what they can get. This is better than most.
  2. Cliched, mostly routine and never especially satisfying.
  3. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    50
    A rarely suspenseful thriller with a twist ending of the worst kind: It takes too much explanation.
  4. 38
    A movie so inane that it fails to rise to the level of "good trash."
  5. The director, as he showed in movies like "After Dark, My Sweet," and "Fear," specializes in conjuring conspiratorial atmospheres in which anxiety and sexual menace hang in the air like a heavy, bitter perfume. Long after you've dismissed the movie's ridiculous, convoluted story, traces of that scent may linger.
  6. 25
    A dull, dumb and unforgivably dated thriller, free of thrills and any kind of perfection.
  7. Life is full of choices, and Halle Berry has made another bad one with Perfect Stranger, a perfectly off-putting thriller.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18

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