Perpetrator (2023)

Amari Allah

Review By

Jennifer Reeder

Directed by

Jennifer Reeder

September 1, 2023

Written By

Released (Shudder)


Jonny is turning 18, and things are happening that lead to her dad sending her to live with her Aunt Hildie—someone who, alongside the people at Jonny's new school, are notably strange.

What Is “Perpetrator” Rated And Why?

“Perpetrator” is Not Rated but contains cursing, so much blood, a tame intimate scene, and a slightly graphic conversation about a miscarriage.

Noted  Characters and Cast

Jonny (Kiah McKirnan) Hildie (Alicia Silverstone) Jean (Melanie Liburd) and Principal Burke (Christopher Lowell)

Review Summary

"Perpetrator" has decent social commentary as it pokes fun at what society has pushed to seem normal, even though the norm is what is truly horrifying.

Review Summary

But while the social commentary can be funny and agreeable, unfortunately, "Perpetrator" wastes its cast and Jonny's intriguing coming-of-age story.

Who Is this For?

You can enjoy "Perpetrator" if you can accept that it operates like an action movie, where blood and setting up situations to see it matters more than characters or story.

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