Double Academy Award winners Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood confront each other from opposite sides of the law in A Perfect World, an acclaimed, multilayered manhunt saga that rumbles down Texas backroads toward a harrowing collision with fate. Costner plays Butch Haynes, a hardened prison escapee on the run with a young hostage who sees in Butch the father figure he never had. Eastwood is wily Texas Ranger Red Garnett, leading deputies and a criminologist (Laura Dern) in a statewide pursuit/ Red knows every road and pothole in the Panhandle. What's more, he knows the elusive Haynes - because their paths have crossed before.
Original plot easy style.
- A Perfect World review by JD
Eastwood and Costner are an awesome counterbalance. Their performances are exceptional even for them. The plot is original and in several places unexpected. The weaknesses for me were that some of the acting is mediocre and the plot, which is occasionally a little disjointed, moves generally at a slow pace. I enjoyed some of the slapstick humour (caravan detaches from car and overtakes it) but preferred the darker humour (assassin makes a grave error and is for his efforts punched in the face then kneed in the plums). It is not a work of art but very enjoyable.