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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Review

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2.0

Dave White Profile

Where are the scratch-and sniff-Odorama cards? … Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

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    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    This is a dark, dark, dark film, focused on an obsession so complete and lonely it shuts out all other human experience. You may not savor it, but you will not stop watching it, in horror and fascination.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Weaves a sensual spell of extraordinary delicacy, then sustains it -- up to a point.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Long regarded as unfilmable, Patrick Suskind's 1985 novel "Perfume" has finally reached the screen in a blockbuster production that succeeds reasonably well in achieving what many said was beyond the scope of cinema: conveying the world of scent and smell.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Perfume misses some of the subtler base notes of Süskind's creepier, more self-aware original, but Whishaw and Tykwer blend the movie into something quite heady in its own bottle.

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