User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
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  1. SusieH.
    Apr 14, 2007
    4
    I don't think this movie was as bad as the reviews made it out to be except for getting a little weird near the end.
  2. ChadS.
    May 2, 2007
    6
    "Perfect Stranger" could be described as a stealthy feminist-revenge thriller if not for an early scene in which Rowena(Halle Berry), an investigative reporter, seems prouder about her own personal success than the professional capacity she upholds as a facillitator for the public's right to know. When Rowena's story is killed, her diatribe about powerful men feels like an "Perfect Stranger" could be described as a stealthy feminist-revenge thriller if not for an early scene in which Rowena(Halle Berry), an investigative reporter, seems prouder about her own personal success than the professional capacity she upholds as a facillitator for the public's right to know. When Rowena's story is killed, her diatribe about powerful men feels like an afterthought. As Rowena toasts drinks with Miles(Giovanni Ribisi), before the bomb is dropped by her boss, you get the unmistakable impression that she's a narcissist. Rowena, now a freelance writer, will probably go on to write a magazine article about her experiences with businessman Harrison Hill(Bruce Willis). Maybe, just maybe, "Perfect Stranger" was striving to make a roundabout allusion to former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, or ex-New Yorker staff writer Stephen Glass. Speculating about how Rowena would write up this story is more interesting than the official narrative, which has the zaniest twist ending since "High Tension". Expand
  3. TylerD.
    Aug 29, 2007
    5
    Boring, unoriginal, and ultimately stupid. The less-than-clever twist near the end of the movie didn't help very much, either.
  4. NathanD.
    Apr 15, 2007
    5
    I didn't think it was terrible, it was okay. Bruce Willis was good, but Halle Berry definetly could have been better. The ending could have been better too.
Metascore
31

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 31
  2. Negative: 17 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    20
    A twist-burdened techno-thriller that would be by-the-numbers if it could count.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    Perfect Stranger derives some novelty value from its colorblind casting and from being the most ludicrously silly Hollywood f----fest since the Willis-starring "Color of Night" (minus that movie's comic self-awareness). But as a thriller, it's so by-the-numbers that it's hardly worth keeping count.
  3. 38
    A movie so inane that it fails to rise to the level of "good trash."