A Perfect Murder [Movie Review]

A Perfect Murder [Movie Review] | The movie  was suggested to me by a mutual friend on Facebook. 'It was a great movie' he mentioned. Naturally, I searched for the movie and watched it. 

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A Perfect Murder (1998) Trivia
  • Directed by: Andrew Davis
  • Produced by: Andrew Kopelson, Annel Kopelson, Peter Macgregor-Scott, Christophr Mankiewicz
  • Production companies: Kopelson Entertainment
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. 
  • Starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet, Sarita Choudhury
  • Release date: June 5, 1998
  • Running time: 107 minutes
  • Rating: R (for violence, sexuality and language)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $60 million
  • Box-Office: $128 million
  • Tomatometer: 57%
  • Metascore: 50%
  • IMDb:6.5/ 10
  • Many of the artworks featured in the film are Mortensen's.  
  • Michael Douglas is 28 years older than Gwyneth Paltrow. 
  • This was a very liberal remake of Alfred Hitchcock thrille Dial M for urder. 

A Perfect Murder, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Netflix, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins LifestyleThe movie starts with Emily enjoying herself with her secret affair, David Shaw, a painter. Later, when she comes home, her much older husband, Steven was waiting for her and intends to bring her to a gala.

At the gala, Steven meets with David and requests to visit David's studio. He visits the next day and reveals that he knows about his wide's affair with him and the fact that David is a con artist that lives off of rich women. 

A Perfect Murder, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Netflix, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

A Perfect Murder, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Netflix, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

David was about to defend himself when suddenly Steven offers him $500,00 yo kill Emily. Dumbfounded by the offer, he finally takes Steven's offer when Steven threats to report him to the police. 

Everything goes as planned. Emily comes home and Steven goes to his routine card game. While enjoying her bath, she hears the phone rings and when she comes out, she was attacked by a masked assailant, whom she killed with a meat thermometer during the struggle. 

Steven was shocked to see Emily crying in the bedroom and find a bloody killer body in the kitchen.  He quickly retrieves a key from the dead assailant before opens the door for the police whom Emily called earlier. When the police opens the mask, Detective Karaman, the police on duty, notices a surprise look on Steven's face. 

The killer was not David. 

Meanwhile, David watches outside as the dead body being removed from the building, assuming it to be Emily. It was not until Emily was sent to her mother's and call David from the house that David realises that Emily is still alive. 

Then the extortion starts. David starts to extort Steven with evidences about him planning to kill his wife. 

Emily confides to her mother and best friend, Raquel that she is leaving Steven. 

Why is Steven planning to kill his wife, if not for jealousy?

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Plot: 4.4/ 5.0 Nicely written and laid out. It was not until the middle of the movie that I learnt the motive behind the plan. 

Cast: 4.6/ 5.0 Oh my word. Gwyneth and Michael were spectacular! 

Will I watch it again: It was good, that was why I watched the movie after a friend recommended the movie. I don't mind watching it again. 

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. bini ada affair siapa yg tak marah tapi itulah sampai nak membunuh jadi tanda tanya juga kat situ.

  2. Terkejut tengok gambar orang berdarah-darah tu. Cerita lama rupanya. Tapi macam takut je nak tengok.

  3. I love this kind of movie story line, thanks for sharing your thoughts here, gonna watch this movie this coming Friday night :D cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  4. Cerita ni.. cerita lama.. aku pun dah ingat lupa.. tapi x silap aku . Laki dia ni mmg x jeles pun dgn binindia.. tapi sbb insurans kan.. aku lupa dah

  5. wow the name of the movie itself is making me feeling suspenseful haha. not a fan of these affair/revenge/thriller kinda movies but once in awhile syok jugak nk tengok. ok this is going to be on tonight!

  6. Ni cite kalau Sis ko nengok, akan mengundang amarah oii.. jangan sampai tv pecah sudah, hahahahaha..
    Eh nak tanya, ko search ek movie dalam netflix tu, sebab ni cite lama kann..

  7. Padah ada affair ni. Suka tengok Gwyneth berlakon. Cantik. Cerita lama ni kalau layan balik syok juga

  8. nice review write up. gonna watch this movie for weekend family time. pelakon hebat2 semua..x sabar plak nk tgk

  9. rasenyer sis pernah tengok citer ini. Best.. cuma sis dh lupalah jalan cerita ni...

  10. Lupa lupa ingat, dah pernah tengok ke belum. Minat tengok cerita camni. Sebab straightforward. Ko curang, ko kena. Haaaaa

  11. Good review without spoilers. Added in my watch-list haha.

  12. I've watched this before, the plot is really exciting, shall watch again.


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