The Perfect Host 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… The Perfect Host 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… 2011-07-01 R PT93M Mystery and Thriller Clayne Crawford David Hyde Pierce Nathaniel Parker Magnolia Pictures
Movie Review

The Perfect Host (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
David Hyde Pierce | DINNER IS SERVED David Hyde Pierce in The Perfect Host
DINNER IS SERVED David Hyde Pierce in The Perfect Host
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Jul 01, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Clayne Crawford and David Hyde Pierce; 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+

Originally posted Jun 29, 2011 Published in issue #1162-1163 Order article reprints
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