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A Perfect World

1993
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 18m
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Avg Percentile 62% from 1599 total ratings

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Rated 22 Nov 2014
80
38th
Yummmmmmmm...tator tots:)
Rated 10 Feb 2020
94
89th
Slow-burn build up ultimately reveals a quietly powerful and searing drama with a few forgivably broad cathartic moments (anything involving the Whitford character). Costner's magnificently serene, laid-back performance (clearly modeled on his director) may be the best he's ever done, with Eastwood matching him step for step. Pulls a fierce bait-and-switch in the early stages when the film appears to endorse Costner's behavior, only to reveal it as a set-up for a moving and haunting climax.
Rated 20 Jan 2013
85
67th
This is a special movie, one of Eastwood's most underrated. It's to crime films what Unforgiven was to westerns before it: it ignores conventions and contains enough subtle detail in each scene which some of its peers lack in their entire running times. It's not perfect but it contains a remarkable power (especially in the scenes between Costner and the boy) that you'd have trouble finding elsewhere.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
80
56th
Touching in a ahhh "Kidnapping a child didn't used to be so bad. Simpler time, Simpler times."
Rated 08 Apr 2007
50
40th
Tearjerker aspect of this film got most (as it does in the recent stuff of Clint). decently shot and acted, underneath the shell, it is as shallow as a baloon.
Rated 20 May 2013
80
90th
people aren't inherently "good" or "bad". they're going down a road with the hand they're dealt, longing for whatever utopia they've been sold and doing what they think is necessary to get there. and in a perfect world, there'd be no conflict in that. they would just...get there. but well, at least there's kinship along the way, one of the few things making the trip worthwhile anyway. beautiful movie.
Rated 06 Jun 2009
90
83rd
very underrated
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
68th
Again: Another great Costner film... I love catching this whenever I come across it on tv... And, of course, it's another great Clint Eastwood film, too...
Rated 11 Feb 2009
80
58th
ideologia controversial
Rated 21 Jun 2011
75
56th
Good performances from Costner and Eastwood.
Rated 11 Nov 2007
70
33rd
This is a strangely touching movie. All of the characters have moral ambiguity. It's good.
Rated 17 May 2007
100
0th
A perfect world... The movie I have ever seen the best drama......I advise everyone.
Rated 22 Nov 2012
85
77th
it's just perfect
Rated 09 Mar 2018
90
80th
Viewed March 8, 2018.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
68
65th
Not perfect by any means, but I do love the atmosphere in this one. Eastwood really impresses me as a director sometimes.
Rated 01 Dec 2008
30
35th
for meget Costner - igen...
Rated 26 Jul 2009
3
74th
Memory says: Quite good. Needs a rewatch.
Rated 19 Sep 2016
75
84th
A low key, relatively unassuming drama about an unlikely friendship that forms under extreme circumstances, A Perfect World features Costner's best performance as Butch, a career criminal who isn't a bad man but nonetheless does bad things. He kidnaps a little boy raised by his strict Mormon mother and acts like a surrogate father while being pursued across the country by Eastwood. It's a funny, sad and thoughtful film about what violence and parental neglect does to boys and men.
Rated 08 Sep 2010
54
71st
#90s(m)#, story, (casting).
Rated 12 Jan 2009
85
76th
This was my favorite movie of all-time at one point in my life, and I still hold it in high regard.
Rated 11 Mar 2023
55
53rd
Three generations of troubled males try to work it out. Corny and implausible, but the director makes good use of the charms of his three stars (Kevin Costner, Laura Dern and himself), with characters and situations that are a little more emotionally and morally complicated than most films about cops and criminals, and fathers and sons.
Rated 04 Oct 2020
51
27th
at least I've learned a new word: tearjerker
Rated 23 Aug 2007
80
80th
Very Good
Rated 28 Feb 2007
70
58th
Great story, the execution just isn't quite there. It had it's moments but it doesn't hold together very well at all.
Rated 05 Oct 2013
78
58th
77.500
Rated 29 Dec 2007
70
76th
Pretty good
Rated 23 Sep 2008
80
67th
It has a good beginning but it gets weird towards the end. There are nice performances though.
Rated 19 Jul 2019
100
99th
Complexities of manking in a violent world. I love how this manages to be as sweet as rude -- think about the set-up at the family house, dancing before near mass killing. Bandit who got imprisoned by the Ranger who's hunting him connects with a Jeovah Witness' kid who also doesn't have a proper childhood. So, the car turns into a time machine. Enjoy the present. And, mom, please, promise your son trick or treat and rollercoaster. When we don't have a father, a criminal will get the job done.
Rated 01 Jan 2011
20
20th
Again! the only character I was really rooting for was the "bad guy" who went to jail for defending his mother. No surprise but he doesn't make it just like all the other films.
Rated 06 Aug 2021
83
79th
8??(T ^ T)…
Rated 24 May 2021
45
24th
Somehow a kidnapped boy bonds with his kidnapper over a period of a couple days. Also, a bit of killing for some reason, but don't worry, neither the boy or dog die.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
62nd
This is a movie that is enjoyable to watch. It stars Kevin Costner who I think catches too much crap about his acting. Clint Eastwood I believe directed this, so you know it is well done.
Rated 19 Oct 2015
85
92nd
Cinemão
Rated 27 Jan 2008
80
86th
Competent drama about an unlikely friendship. Nice ending.
Rated 14 May 2010
100
98th
um road drama que preza pela liberdade; imensamente crítico à repressão e ao terrorismo. um dos melhores do clint.
Rated 22 Apr 2009
3
40th
"After their success' with The Bodyguard and Unforgiven, it was confusing as to why Costner and Eastwood respectively would choose such an off-beat film as their follow-up. Although the acting is of a high calibre as expected, the story disappoints with little character development or action."
Rated 17 Jul 2013
73
52nd
Eastwood deals with fatherhood with his usual old school liberal touch. Sixties Texas is beautifully recreated, and Costner is very good. Understated and moving.
Rated 30 Nov 2008
92
87th
Ver very good Movie from Clint Eastwood with an breathtakin'final cut.
Rated 24 Nov 2007
78
63rd
One of the few movies that show Kevin Costner can actually act.
Rated 19 Apr 2012
77
59th
76.750
Rated 04 Jul 2008
75
86th
good movie
Rated 31 Aug 2007
85
29th
Somewhat overlooked - an atypical Costner performance that I actually enjoyed...
Rated 20 Aug 2015
84
75th
Seen 2x
Rated 24 Jun 2009
70
45th
weird fathers day film, try it
Rated 16 Sep 2007
75
79th
pretty good film
Rated 19 Mar 2023
44
28th
This movie has it all; tater tots, stolen Casper Halloween costumes, RC cola, and Kevin Costner assuring a nine year old that the lad is well hung for his age. There are so many missteps and unintentionally laughable moments. The entire Eastwood/Dern passively chasing Costner idea is poorly executed. In fact, no one in this movie has any sense of urgency. I'm sure there is something more at play with that idea, but I don't care to dwell on it.
Rated 11 Aug 2014
95
92nd
Disturbing and surprising in such unpredictably human ways, this bringing together of two generations of leading icons of strong, silent American leading men finds Eastwood at his most existential and profound by this point in his directing career, a haunting and melancholic road movie, naturalistic and deliberately paced and all the more effective for flying in the face of current conventions.

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