THE PERFECTION is exactly what happens if some cry baby Netflix exec saw THE HANDMAIDEN once & during regular team meeting shouted across the room “GO GET ME SOMEONE TO MAKE A MOVIE LIKE THAT FOR OUR COMPANY” and they proceed to made it by hiring crews that cater to their low budget policy.
An engaging yet ridiculous thriller that twists itself almost out of every joint that holds the narrative together. The acting is solid despite some uneven writing and dialogue and the direction keeps things moving at a brisk pace so you don´t start to think to much about the preposterous plotting. The biggest drawback is the lack of restraint and focus leaving a pretty good movie veering all over the place.
Boxing Helena references are inevitable, but this is significantly better than that (which is not to say that The Perfection is aptly named). It's entertaining enough, even if the histrionics that drive its machinations are preposterous. It's campy y'all, don't have a hissy fit.
This pseudo-remake of Boxing Helena tries to co-opt the #metoo movement, but it falls flat and the flashback gimmick barely masks the preposterousness of the premise. A Park Chan-wook wannabe shocker, The Perfection only works as a critique of the American education system.
Unfortunate casting choice with Mr. Weber. His presence usually means the movie is going to suuuuuuuck. You've seen him in those Stephen King movies. He's just not believable. But the plot in this is pretty bad, so maybe he was the appropriate choice. The twist is simply out of the realm of possibilities. I feel sorry for the actresses.
uma tentativa falhada de ser bué esquisito e diferente com as regressões e a enumeração dos capítulos - porém uma boa crítica à tristeza q ainda acontece hoje em dia em vários estabelecimentos de ensino, e não só
Some twists stopped this being utterly predictable but these feels like an algorithm chose the popular moments from other films, then selected a cast frequently involved in them and drew crayon lines between them.
I suppose most frustrating is the music, at no point did the music feel particularly transcendent or good. Given it was a central plot device it’s pretty bad.
THE PERFECTION is a pretty decent movie. This movie kinda reminds me of some Brian De Palma's works. Maybe because it used a split diopter effect in some scenes. The plot actually not so great but Richard Shepard's visual treatment really helped the movie. THE PERFECTION has a lot of twists and turns. It was great but sometimes feels predictable. Still, THE PERFECTION is a thrilling and entertaining movie...