A Perfect Murder

Follow
Released 1998

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

0.0
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes
0

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Movie Summary

Director:
Andrew Davis
Released:
1998
Rating:
R
A Perfect Murder is a 1998 thriller directed by Andrew Davis. Wealthy investment banker Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) and his beautiful wife Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow) seem like the perfect couple. However, Steven's investments are failing, and Emily is secretly cheating on her husband with handsome painter David (Viggo Mortensen). Unbeknownst to Emily, her husband is aware of the affair and has been closely investigating David. When he discovers that David is actually an ex-convict, Steven decides to use this information to his advantage. Since Emily is independently wealthy, Steven decides to give David a sum of $500,000 to kill Emily so that he can take control of her bank account. Steven hatches a well-orchestrated plot that involves David murdering his wife and making it seem like a robbery. Although Steven is sure that his plan is foolproof, it quickly begins to unravel and things begin to become more complicated than he anticipated.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The story has enough nasty twists and tantalizing clues for its ingenious mechanics to remain engaging.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A Perfect Murder begins better than it ends, and the pleasures it offers turn out to be more of a transitory nature.

  • 50

    Variety

    The dilemma in this Perfect Murder is its singular failure at creating a rooting interest for a character or situation.

SUBMIT REVIEW

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    More Info About This Movie

    Categories

    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    90s, Murder & Mayhem, Thrillers