The Perfection is Netflix’s most ambitious thriller yet


If you’re looking for a late-night thriller to keep you thinking for days, look no further than Netflix’s latest release, The Perfection.

Netflix is loading up the psychological thrillers this weekend with the debut of its new Renée Zellweger series, What/If and a new movie, The Perfection. When I first heard about The Perfection, it was through critical hype on social media from the horror community.

The early reviews and positive buzz were enough to pique my interest. Add in starring roles from Logan Browning, Allison Williams, feminist subtext, and the two leads being romantically involved, and I was completely sold.

Williams plays Charlotte, a renowned cellist who was forced to leave the Bachoff academy to care for her mother, returns to assist in judging the selection process for the new students. She meets Lizzie (Browning), the girl who replaced her and who has gone on to achieve significant success in her own right.

A man named Anton (Steven Weber) oversees individual student curriculum to train them into becoming extraordinary talents capable of performing the fabled Perfection, an intricate musical solo of legendary difficulty.

I want to refrain from explaining too much of the film’s plot because this is very much a movie that will benefit you to go in with as little knowledge as possible. What I can tell you is The Perfection is insane. Point blank.

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This movie is sickening, twisted, erotic, witty, sharp, and dastardly intelligent in the way it smoothly manipulates audience expectations with the simplest of twists and turns. Every time you think the film has run out of surprises, it follows up with something even more shocking.

It is a tribute to Richard Shepard’s directing style. He certainly knows how to knock his audience off-kilter.

While the first half of the film is superb, both in technical execution and in the building of suspense, the second half delivers one of the most overindulgent yet intoxicating finales I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen even if I tried.

Sitting there as the credits rolled, with my jaw on the floor, I couldn’t believe what I’d just watched. Then I went and rewatched it again and found myself even more immersed the second time around. Even the moments where I was trying not to throw up, I was engaged every single second of the film.

The Perfection has all the makings of the perfect horror controversy. Genre fans are already at each other’s throats over the film. Is it a masterpiece? Is it jarring nausea-bait?

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Great films make people talk, and The Perfection will undoubtedly do that. Whether you love it or hate it, this is a movie that will be burned in your brain for a long time.

The Perfection is now available to stream on Netflix.

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