Academy Award winners Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood confront each other from opposite sides of the law in A Perfect World, an acclaimed, multilayered manhunt saga that rumbles down Texas back roads toward a harrowing collision with fate.
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One of Clint Eastwood's more underrated films, and a real smorgasbord of classic Americana. I love the dynamics between Phillip and Butch, especially how hard it is to not root for the charming murderer. Cahiers du cinema picked it as their best film of 1993.
It was very good, though I think we could've done with a different ending without the stock asshole FBI agent being the perpetrator of the formulated emotional blackmail that puts the lid on the film. That and I think Dern and Eastwood could have done with a few more scenes between them. Otherwise it's a very fruitful piece from Eastwood who allows himself to take the backseat as far as performance goes.
Extraordinarily underrated and unique crime drama is easily one of Clint Eastwood's best films as a director. A sharply written script masterfully crafted by Eastwood, with Kevin Costner in possibly his best performance and a surprisingly effective performance from child actor T.J. Lowther. The ending goes on too long and gets pretty melodramatic, but overall this is an excellent film.
Un film che poteva dare di più ma non lo ha fatto.Il rapporto evaso-bambino promette bene e lo stile on the road potrebbe portare a dei buoni sviluppi, ma la trama risulta troppo banale,non cè il minimo sussulto.Le scene con la polizia sono quasi superflue,Clint emoziona solo quando si mette il cappello e Laura Dern è abbastanza fastidiosa.Finale allungato a dismisura.Peccato,Eastwood ci ha abituato a ben altro.3*
A revisionist Lam film, that depicts and then delves beneath the tropes of the genre in canny, clinical and yet still charming ways. Don't know if I would agree its Clint's best, but it probably is Costner's.
Damn, Clint Eastwood knows how to make a film that is enthralling and carries the texture of real life. I don't think he has let me down yet as a camp acting icon, a serious performer or a film maker. And Kevin Costner really surprised me. Great work.