Worth it for Leary fans who want to see him stretch a bit.
| Original Score: 4/5
While vaguely reminiscent of VANILLA SKY, it lacks the pretty big-name stars, the sci-fi trappings, and the cop-out ending - and is all the better for it.
...this semi-interesting premise has been stretched incredibly thin over the course of close to two hours...
| Original Score: 1/4
Final's redundant, stiff, colorless meetings between Bill and Ann are staged at such a leisurely pace that we're waiting for someone to shut them up and provide some real tension.
| Original Score: 2/5
Best known as a gritty wiseass, Denis Leary creates a fine dramatic performance as Bill, as does his co-star Hope Davis whose screen presence is glacial and entirely believable.
| Original Score: 3/5
A lifeless vacuum.
One of the slowest-moving films in a long, long, long while.
A surprisingly effective, off-beat little movie.
In the end, Final simply doesn't have much going for it.
...an ever-present potential for both greater depth and goosepimply plot developments goes largely unrealized.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Emerges as engrossing and thought-provoking.
A movie that tries your patience but, finally, rewards it handsomely.
Basically it's cable-ready, and it shouldn't be long in getting there.
| Original Score: C
The inventive, conspiracy-laden ending...is all too little too late.
| Original Score: C-
While the idea behind "Final" is a good one, eighty minutes of tedium is too much to ask for its revelation.
The budget here was clearly miniscule, but others with less experience have certainly done more with less.
Shot digitally, Final is less than terrific technically; focus and sound levels waver. Luckily, these flaws are not inconsistent with the film's raw, unvarnished tone.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
In the end, Final is one big hunh? barely worth the effort.
Though Scott co-directed two other films (Big Night with Stanley Tucci and Hamlet with Eric Simonson), his solo effort feels like the debut of an amateur.
Script docs should've worked a little harder on this one.