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The Perfect HostWounded 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...The Perfect HostMystery and ThrillerPT93MRWounded 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...2011-07-06Nathaniel ParkerMagnolia Pictures
David Hyde Pierce | DINNER IS SERVED David Hyde Pierce in The Perfect Host

DINNER IS SERVED David Hyde Pierce in The Perfect Host

C+

The Perfect Host

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Clayne Crawford, David Hyde Pierce, Nathaniel Parker; Director: Nick Tomnay; Author: Nick Tomnay; Release Date Limited: 07/01/2011; Runtime (in minutes): 93; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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+

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