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A Perfect Murder has inexplicably managed to eliminate almost everything that was worthwhile about "Dial M for Murder," leaving behind the nearly-unwatchable wreckage of a would-be '90s thriller.
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The dilemma in this Perfect Murder is its singular failure at creating a rooting interest for a character or situation.
A Perfect Murder begins better than it ends, and the pleasures it offers turn out to be more of a transitory nature.
I've seen far worse thrillers than A Perfect Murder, but the movie is ultimately more competent than pleasurable.
The story has enough nasty twists and tantalizing clues for its ingenious mechanics to remain engaging.
I think it works like a nasty little machine to keep us involved and disturbed; my attention never strayed, and one of the elements I liked was the way Paltrow's character isn't sentimentalized.
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