Columbia Pictures | Release Date: June 7, 1985 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 13 Critic Reviews
Positive:
4
Mixed:
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Negative:
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75
Perfect is gorgeous to look at, with its disciplined bodies (there is even a visit to a male strip joint) and modern cityscapes. Travolta was never more personable; doubts concerning his star presence are dispelled here. Jamie Lee Curtis matches him charismatically, despite her ambivalent role. [21 May 1985]
75
Perfect betrays itself in the end, but until it does, it's an unexpectedly thoughtful consideration of "lifestyle" journalism, which by nature allots to the unknown a sudden but ephemeral celebrity, and which too frequently takes advantage of naive subjects eager to lower their defences. [7 June 1985]
70
A glossy, engrossing piece of work. Yet the story feels worked up, inorganic. [10 June 1985, p.88]
63
Perfect tries too hard to be perfect on too many fronts, and like a person who fine-tunes his or her body too much, Perfect ultimately seems brittle and less attractive the closer one looks. [7 June 1985, p.A]