The Perfect Host is a 2010 thriller starring David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford. Warwick Wilson, played by David Hyde Pierce, is the perfect host, who was preparing for a dinner party, when John Taylor (Clayne Crawford) suddenly shows up. He just robbed a bank and needs to get off the streets so he fakes a story when he shows up at Warwick’s door. Amazingly, Warwick is convinced enough to let him in.
This movie is psychological thriller and I think the trailer reveals too much of the story. It would have been better if I didn’t watch the trailer, that way the twists in the movie would have been a shocking surprise rather than something I expected. I think the ending was the best part because it was the only thing that came as unexpected.
Even though I already knew what to expect, there were still some twists which blew my mind. The acting was good but the story was a little dragged. The movie is about 90 minutes but not too much happens.
The movie touches on the modern theme of how people may differ as against their general identity. You just never know what to expect from people and just by appearance only, is not enough to judge a person.
Overall, this movie was average and good for a mind game but I rate it 6.5/10.