The Perfect Crime (El Crimen Perfecto)(Crimen ferpecto)
The Perfect Crime (El Crimen Perfecto)(Crimen ferpecto) (2005)

A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain. Rafael (Guillermo Toledo) is a self-styled ladies' man working at an upscale department… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 2, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If you like your comedies wicked and pitch-black, El Crimen Perfecto delivers without flinching.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A story that begins as farce but that evolves into something approaching satirical profundity.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

An outrageous comedy of errors set at a Madrid department store.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An outburst of filmic inventiveness and a nicely convoluted plot with elements of outright fantasy, nearly all of which works.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This Spanish-language romp is a delightful send-up of retail culture, movie thrillers and the eternal 'ladies' man' facing his just deserts.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

An astute satire on the boundlessness of unchecked sexual fetishism and power.

Paul Doro
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Scattered clever moments do not a good dark comedy make.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

My advice is to choose the first half, where things are really funny until they aren't.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

It plays like one of those minor European oddball comedies of the 1970s ... neither realistic nor particularly clever but making up for that with a certain charm.

Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Long on outrageous style but short on real laughs.

Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Alex De la Iglesia is an expert connoisseur of the bizarrerie he likes to have in his films, and here it works perfectly. the ludicrous ending is the only big… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Perfect Crime" starts with Rafael(Guillermo Toledo) living his ideal life as the head of the ladies wear department, having… More
Mark Hobin
Hilariously wacky black comedy about a department store salesman whose comfortable life is turned upside down after he is passed over for a promotion. A… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Forget about the subtitles...and the Italian dialogue...the all too true story of a player getting played and OUT a jealous rival that weasels her… More
Lanning : )
(<i>The <b>F</b>erpect Crime</i> : ) I kid you not, flixster buddies, this is the most spontaneous laughing I've done since… More
Nicolas Korovessis
Volgur and crude mostly which has its moments