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The Perfect Host

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6.71 h 32 min2011X-Ray15
A career criminal finds himself on the doorstep of a consummate host preparing for a dinner party. As the wine flows and the evening progresses, we become deeply intertwined in the lives of these two men and discover just how deceiving appearances can be.
Directors
Nick Tomnay
Starring
David Hyde PierceClayne CrawfordTyrees Allen
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
None Available
Audio Languages
English

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Supporting actors
Cooper Barnes
Producers
Stacey TestroMark Victor
Studio
DLN
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4.2 out of 5 stars

466 global ratings

  1. 59% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 8% of reviews have 1 stars
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RM BrownReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great film full of twists
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I came across this film by accident. I'd never heard of it but I was a big fan of Frasier and so decided to give it a go.

The film revolves around a bank robber who is injured and knocks on a random front door looking for somewhere to lie low. But boy does he pick the wrong door!

David Hyde Pierce is brilliant. He certainly steals the movie and is perfect for the role. Clayne Crawford is great in the role of the bemused bank robber.

It's difficult to say much about this film without ruining the many plot twists. It's certainly worth watching though.
19 people found this helpful
GoldeneddieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 January 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent psychological thriller about power and submission
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Firstly, it's best not to read too many reviews beforehand because the film is designed to surprise you. To really enjoy it, you would not want to know what happens until it happens. The film is full of interesting developments, all brilliantly acted.

Secondly, some people are describing this as a 'dark comedy' - I'd say they must have a very weird sense of humour! This film is in fact a disturbing study of deep-seated mental sickness, with the themes of power, abuse and submission. It also manages to be a thriller with an interwoven plot for the crime that occurs. As clever as any film I've seen, the storyline is brilliant. The script is pretty good but could have been tighter or more 'clever' to match the intelligence of the plot.

The bottom line: the story and the acting are SO good that I can highly recommend this movie. It's a bit disturbing, especially if you let yourself really experience what is happening, but a definite must-watch.
6 people found this helpful
Rowena HoseasonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Superb slow-burn indie thriller
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This is quietly brilliant, one of those accomplished low-budget films which showcases a great performance, a solid script and very clever direction.
It's not a shoot-em-up style heist movie but - like Reservoir Dogs before it - deals with the aftermath of a raid gone wrong. The plotting is very deft and entirely unpredictable, so each new reveal is genuinely surprising. And again, like RD, there are a couple of near-to-the-knuckle moments of explicit content.
There are a couple of loose threads left dangling but... on the whole this was a very pleasant surprise.
Recommended.
8/10
3 people found this helpful
JustmyopinionReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 June 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Horror? Nope....
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I’m glad I didn’t really know what this was about before I watched, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have bothered. It isn’t a horror. I guess it’s supposed to be a psychological film, but in actuality it’s more of a witty, fun comedy!
Pierce portrays his character very well, but the whole thing is just a joke. Think cat and mouse switching places constantly for the duration of this crazy film. It isn’t believable nor entertaining.
3 people found this helpful
hamptoncherryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 November 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Better than I expected.
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Very well acted slightly crazy black humor. A criminal on the run pretends to be a friend of someone to get access to a house of an unsuspecting man. What might have been an intrusion with less than perfect ending turns into something completely different because the owner of the house has, er...an unusual hobby.

The whole movie is held together by a superb performance of the "host". Very good. The ending made me chuckle.
10 people found this helpful
Adrian BaldwinReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
No tension, no laughs. 90minutes felt like 3 hours.
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Well, I'm completely baffled as to how this is getting so many 4 and 5 star revues.
Actors known for comedic roles can often be reframed as menacing with a change of setting, but that just doesn't work here. David Hyde Pierce is completely devoid of menace. It's just Miles Crane revisited. So it's a comic thriller then? I guess, except the humour is excruciatingly corny, and at times embarrassing. It didn't raise a single chuckle from me.
There's a promising setting here (albeit not a particularly original one) but in the end the movie just falls between two genres, failing to fulfil its objective with either. But if you like Thrillers that aren't thrilling, or comedies that aren't funny - or if you just miss Miles Crane then maybe you'll enjoy it.
2 people found this helpful
Kevin EastmidlandsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Superb Performances from David Hyde Pierce and Helen Reddy
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This is an interesting movie. Superb performances from all, especially from David Hyde Pierce who looks like he is loving every minute of it. The casting of Helen Reddy as the neighbour is a master stroke and I wonder if they did that to link the plot to her hit "Angie Baby" as the premise of that song seems similar to the movie plot, at least in the first part of the movie. Hugely enjoyable, but I did feel it lost its way towards the end and that it might have been better as a shorter piece, but I do recommend it. Great value for the £1 price.
4 people found this helpful
JanbieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 October 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
A little gem of a film
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David Hyde Pierce is on top form in this little gem of a film. He does sinister mixed with a touch of playfulness unbelievably well and really steals the scene. It’s hard to say too much without giving away the plot but I did enjoy this film very much. It’s quirky, with a few twists thrown in and prompts the question, who really is the bad guy here?
One person found this helpful
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