April 24, 2009

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Tom Twyker directing Ben Whishaw and Alan Rickman in a film that often looks great ... I'm going to give this a thumbs-up, right? Sadly, no. It's really watchable, no question about that. And to the extent it's telling the tale and getting across the presumed point, it succeeds. And it's got Dustin Hoffman for some comic relief (of a sort) - and how often do you see him in fancy dress? Honestly, for the last hour or more it felt rather empty, and like it was going through the motions. I didn't hate it by any means. It did succeed at keeping my attention and my eyes on the screen. But once you know where it's going it runs out of steam.

Posted by armand at April 24, 2009 03:49 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies

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