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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
Score distribution:
  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
    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
  1. MarquesH
    Oct 1, 2007
    I was against seeing this movie after reading all the reviews. I'm sorry, the critics are wrong. The plot was excellent, I was on th edge my seat. Halle Berry, Bruce Willis and Giovanni were excellent in this film. Go rent this movie, you will not be disappointed. Expand
  2. FrankO.
    Apr 20, 2007
    Pleasantly surprised by this movie - surpise ending that had me totally baffled - I don't understand the negative reviews of this flim???
  3. EthneeR.
    May 4, 2007
    I was pleasantly amazed with this movie! From reading every negative review on the planet, I expected a dreadful show of Halle Berry and Bruce Willis. BUT...the end twisted the whole story and I actually had to watch it twice to tie it all together. I don't really get why everyone is hatin' on this film. It was twisted in all the right ways! I actually liked it! Expand
  4. SusieH.
    Apr 14, 2007
    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.
  5. LisaE.
    May 6, 2007
    This is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. It had such a weak storyline which didn't really seem to go anywhere. A total waste of time! Expand
  6. MarvinB.
    Apr 28, 2007
    Sitting through this film, was torture, nothing less then torture. Unless you are absolutely forced to see this, don't!
  7. AnneD.
    Apr 14, 2007
    A perfect mess. What a silly and badly thought out plot. Halle Berry is just awful in this ultra-dreary and dull film.

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