If I were in a position to establish the rules I would not bother with perlcritic but instead rely much more heavily on code reviews. But ...
Unfortunately, much of this will be a team decision, and I already know that the team is going to want to use perlcritic simply because it will automate some things (yeah, right.) In the meantime, I am looking for tips such as what documentation I really need to look at, and how others have addressed what I think are common problems.
Thanks for the response, it was helpful.
Update: changed title back to what I had originally.