James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
AMERICAN PERFEKT (18)
D: Paul Chart
Blue Dolphin/BBC (Irvin Kershner)
USA/UK 🇺🇸🇬🇧 1997
W: Paul Chart
DP: William Wages
Ed: Michael Russo
Mus: Simon Boswell
Robert Forster (Jake Nyman), Fairuza Balk (Alice Thomas), Amanda Plummer (Sandra Thomas), Paul Sorvino (Sheriff Frank Noonan), David Thewlis (Santini)
American Perfekt is a strange road movie with an even stranger title, drawing some inspirations from Luke Reinhardt's novel The Dice Man.
Robert Forster plays a mysterious serial killer who makes his decisions based on the outcome of a coin toss. At a road side motel, he abducts a woman so he can show her what became of her missing sister.
Despite good performances and some eerie, atmospheric direction, it's not a particularly memorable film, but a decent debut from writer-director Paul Chart.