Wounded and searching for a hideout, a bank robber (the volatile Clayne Crawford) talks his way into the home of a kinky, persnickety L.A. fop (David Hyde Pierce) about to give a dinner party. For a while, the movie has a cat-and-mouse appeal — it’s like Hard Candy crossed with a smaller-scale Deathtrap. Pierce acts with an enjoyably testy flamboyance, but by the time he starts to imagine that his guests have arrived even though dinner’s been canceled, the film has given him one loose screw too many. The outré twists just pile up from there. C+
DINNER IS SERVED David Hyde Pierce in The Perfect Host
Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Clayne Crawford, David Hyde Pierce, Nathaniel Parker; Director: Nick Tomnay; Author: Nick Tomnay; Runtime (in minutes): 93; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Posted July 6 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT
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