A Perfect Murder

1998

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

24
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 57%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 51%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 83432

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Cast

Alex Ziwak as Blue Collar Worker
Kelly AuCoin as Waiter at Met
Joanna Adler as Vyczowski
Adrian Martinez as Young Tough
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987.45 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 47 min
P/S 2 / 6
1.98 GB
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English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 47 min
P/S 1 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bkoganbing 5 / 10

Stick With Hitch

A Perfect Murder is a remake of the famous Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M For Murder with Michael Douglas, Gwynneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortenson, and David Suchet cast in the roles that Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings, and John Williams played in the original. From a nice set piece English crime story, it's now in late 20th century America where Douglas is doing another version of Gordon Gekko.

Though Douglas might have made his own money like Gekko in this film he marries a lot more of it in Paltrow and his own financial empire is crashing around him. He needs unfettered control of her cash flow and this is the way to do it. And poor Paltrow admits during the course of the film she didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement. Foolish woman.

The biggest change is in the Cummings role. Viggo Mortenson is not a strong shoulder to cry on like Bob Cummings was for Grace Kelly. No he's part of Douglas's scheme though how I won't reveal.

What I liked about Dial M For Murder was that it was not a whodunit. It was will the police put it together and free Grace Kelly. And instead of one gruesome murder we get a few of them here.

No complaints about any of the players, but I'd stick with Hitch.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

slick Douglas but don't care about couple

Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow) is the wife of wealthy New Yorker Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas). She's an aide to UN Ambassador Alice Wills and having an affair with painter David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen). Steven suspects her infidelity and is in dire financial trouble. He also discovers that David is con man named Winston Lagrange and offers him $500k to kill his wife. After the break-in, police detective Mohamed Karaman (David Suchet) investigates.

In the original, Alfred Hitchcock is able to create some limited sympathy for Grace Kelly by making her a blackmail victim. There is no such feelings for Gwyneth Paltrow. Also David Shaw is a con man in this version so there is no likability for the cheating couple. Douglas is a great slick puppet master but I don't really care about these people. It's great to have Douglas slithering across the screen but director Andrew Davis is unable to generated the needed tension or thrills.

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 7 / 10

Pretty Suspenseful, But......

I hate to say it but I found myself wanting to help Michael Douglas cover up his crime. I kept saying to myself, "Yeah, that's a good excuse." That's pretty sick. Of course, you set this up with this clutching corporate bastard stereotype, messing up his marriage by controlling every aspect of it. Gwyneth is his wife (couldn't get much better than that) but he runs the house like the business and soon she is in bed with Viggo Mortenson, who is himself a small time crook. Douglas, wanting to control even more, decides to kill her off and the fun begins. This, of course, is Dial M for Murder where Grace Kelley becomes the potential victim (give me your rejects, please!). Douglas is about as cold as a man can be; Mortenson is artistic one moment and dumb the next. Things get a little uneven at times, and if one thinks too much, it could fall apart just a bit. But just like the first film, it's suspenseful and captivating. One character who is wasted is David Souchet, who played Hercule Poroit on those PBS Mystery things. There is a hint of a connection made between the Paltrow character and his, but it is never capitalized upon. In the original, I remember his associated character being a much greater part of the movie. This would have helped a great deal, especially at the end.

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