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The Perfect Crime

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The Perfect Crime

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
104 minutes
performer:
Monica Cervera, Guillermo Toledo
director:
Alex De la Iglesia
author:
Alex De la Iglesia
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

Ex-cartoonist/Almodóvar acolyte Àlex de la Iglesia smoothly orchestrates The Perfect Crime, raucous black comedy about an ambitious salesman (Toledo) who accidently offs a rival. Toledo attractively boomerangs from macho to vulnerable; Cervera (20 Centimeters), as an ”ugly” colleague who makes his life miserable, spars with screwball spunk. Snappy, but not as sharp as it thinks it is.
EXTRAS De la Iglesia and co-writer Jorge Guerricaechevarría ruminate on Kubrick and Buñuel (an obvious influence) in their wry commentary.