The Perfect Host Synopsis
A criminal tries to deceive a man into taking him into his home, but discovers his host is also deceiving.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Tomnay skillfully shifts the film's initial tone from suspense to dark comedy so that the transition never feels forced.
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65

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
You'll have to hang on to something to get through the hairpins in The Perfect Host, a chamber piece hostage thriller black comedy undone...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The dialogue is witty and spiked with delicious malice. At least it is when Pierce delivers it.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Some of the shocks are way too broad, and the enclosed perspective suggests the material would better suit a play. But Crawford radiates...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For a while, the movie has a cat-and-mouse appeal - it's like "Hard Candy" crossed with a smaller-scale "Deathtrap." Pierce acts with an...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Ultimately breaks down under the weight of too many characters and unbelievable twists.
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50

Boxoffice Magazine

By Mark Keizer
Pierce delivers everything the role requires except serious menace, while the less-seasoned Crawford improves as his handsome face bares...
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Writer-director Nick Tomnay needlessly convolutes what should have been a taut, focused two-hander with flashbacks, alternate realities and...
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38

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Although it fancies itself as rigidly complex as a well-played chess match, Nick Tomnay's The Perfect Host is really a game without any...
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
This is bargain-basement moviemaking, and looks it. Here's wishing Mr. Pierce a vigorous movie career, and better luck next time.
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Loved it

By obsessed_movie freak
This movie is so good. The story line is tricky it's easy to get Confused if you're not paying attention but it's so good you won't want to look away....

By AmericanCliche
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A BATTLE OF WITS BETWEEN 2 PSYCHOPATHS!

By ratedfabulous1231
MOVIE WAS INTRIGUING AND FUNNY...SOMETHING I HAVENT SEEN B4!...

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Rated R | For language, some violent content and brief sexual material