Yesterday, Allison’s new film ‘The Perfection’ began to stream on Netflix worldwide. I’ve already watched it twice and let me tell you that is wild! Below you can check out a few reviews of the film. Currently, with 39 reviews it holds a 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Williams is an ideal lead for such narrative sleights of hand. As in “Get Out,” the picture benefits from her particular skill at hiding her secrets, of putting on a brave face or a sincere voice without giving away her real game.
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Williams brings a bit of both of those roles to The Perfection, a Netflix thriller marinating in a potent blend of high art gloss and gloriously low grindhouse-lite sleaze. The Get Out girlfriend, however, is one that persistently bubbles to the front on your brain and keeps you on your toes. It’s impossible not to view her character Charlotte through Rose-colored glasses — you immediately find yourself wondering what, exactly, she’s up to and when the other shoe will hit the floor. There’s a certain quality of watchfulness and wiles-using Williams brings to this damaged, possibly deranged protagonist that suggests instability hiding behind her shiny hair and perfect teeth. She looks like the movie’s resident scream queen. She might also be its in-house serial killer.
The performers give their all to the luridly gothic material. Williams and Browning deliver complex, shaded performances that effectively keep you guessing about their characters, and Weber provides just the right level of smarminess as the instructor who’s looking for more from his students than just talent.
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The pedestrian “rewind” gimmick outstays its welcome, but there’s enough B-movie madness—gore and screams and violence and sex—to make up for it. There are times when Williams and Browning literally seethe with rage. Not surprisingly, these are the moments when “The Perfection” is most alive.
Though it’s hard to delve any deeper without spoiling The Perfection, Williams and Browning are the glue that sticks this intriguing experiment together as the pair are electric and throw themselves into the weirdness.
Ornate as it can be, the movie also never gets too lost in its details, particularly because of the maintained emphasis on its characters – which is something enforced by the fantastic lead performances. Between this film and Get Out, Allison Williams is developing into a special kind of scream queen, and delivers a turn here that is perfectly nuanced and subtly emotional.
No one is going to mistake the new Netflix psychological thriller, The Perfection, with the heady metaphorical jolts of Jordan Peele’s film. It’s way too campy and preposterous for that. Its ambitions are pitched too low. But one of its perverse pleasures is seeing Williams make good on that earlier dark-passenger promise.