The Perfect Host
The Perfect Host (2011)

Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce)is the consummate host. He carefully prepares for a dinner party, the table impeccably set and the duck perfectly timed for 8:30 p.m. John Taylor (Clayne Crawford) is a career criminal. He's just robbed… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 1, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ian Buckwalter

Around every corner is a new twist, a strategically placed misdirection or another switch of predator and prey. But while the gamesmanship is satisfying in moderation, it becomes a little monotonous in excess.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

What aims for Hitchcockian slyness ends up an inconsequential jumble in the comedy thriller "The Perfect Host."

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Will Leitch

This is not the type of movie whose inherent dopiness angers or frustrates. You just sort of giggle at the kids having fun.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Crawford radiates charisma, and Pierce sells even the nuttiest moments.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Ultimately breaks down under the weight of too many characters and unbelievable twists.

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

Nick Tomnay's The Perfect Host manages to take a rather simple premise and do something rather inventive and refreshing with it.

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

The less one knows about this perverse thriller from debuting director Nick Tomnay the better; a full appreciation of its delights lies in its revelations.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Not even Mr. Pierce's best efforts can make sense of a character who by the end of the film seems to be a completely different person with the same name.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The plot isn't believable, but it sure is fun. It skewers expectations and has a lot of unexpected turns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Niles how you never wanted to see him! Okay, so I realise the character wasn't actually David Hyde Pierce's Frasier alter ego - but for sure there… More
It doesn't really go anywhere or make any useful coherent statements and probably won't win any awards, especially not for its title--and the party… More
Tired of Previews
Directed (and co-written) by Nick Tomnay, Stacey Testro International, 2010. Starring David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker and Helen Reddy.… More
Japes .
umm...okay? Twist after twist after twist...way too many to take the movie seriously.
Manu Gino
Dinner Parties Are A Dying Art. Good Film! I like alot the element of surprise the director brought to this film which made it unseemly so darn good wickedly… More
Spencer S.
The Perfect Host has all the preconceptions to make it into a seriously depraved indie dark comedy/thriller, but because it tries so hard to be original and… More