Rated NR

Crime, Drama, Thriller
A movie about odors is hard to pull off, but Tom Tykwer does a workmanlike job of adapting Patrick Süskind’s internationally best-selling novel. The story centers around Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), an orphan in 18th-century France with an uncanny ability to discern scents. Becoming first a tanner, then a perfumer, then a mass-murderer, he goes on a quest to create the perfect perfume. Sadly, it can only be made by killing pretty girls, of which, at least based on this film, 18th-century France had an abundance. The soundtrack is intrusive; the voiceover narration is manipulative; the acting is a bit broad, but the visuals are stunning. Not a complete failure, but not Tykwer’s best.

See our full review: Death and Sniffing

Death and Sniffing

'Perfume' is pretty, but its need for constant narration dooms it to mediocrity »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Now Showing

  1. Wed 17
  2. Thu 18
  3. Fri 19
  4. Sat 20
  5. Sun 21
  6. Mon 22
  7. Tue 23

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation