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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 7, 2001
Leary -- and the film itself -- keeps the audience off guard.
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
December 7, 2001
Scott is more concerned with letting his actors indulge in dramatic onanism than he is with creating suspense.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 7, 2001
The pace suddenly picks up and the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place for Bill and for the audience.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 7, 2001
The results are more lifeless than chilling.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 7, 2001
Leary ... digs deeper than he has before, and he makes himself over into an arresting lost soul.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Barsanti
Citysearch
December 7, 2001
Comes off as a shoddily assembled, somewhat padded story that resembles a more buttoned-down Twelve Monkeys in its better moments and a high school video project in its worse ones.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 6, 2001
Though its story is fuzzy, the acting and direction in Final give it an air of quiet, dignified ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 6, 2001
Scott handles this enigmatic science fiction mystery with such gloomy restraint that it barely moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 6, 2001
Mr. Leary and Ms. Davis are first-rate.
Rachel Gordon
Filmcritic.com
December 6, 2001
[Scott] aptly places these all-too-human characters in a complex situation that is both compelling and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
December 5, 2001
A tepid affair.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
December 4, 2001
Its fundamental stumbling block [is] ... a story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 5, 2001
Campbell Scott's brutally claustrophobic direction is alleviated by Leary and Davis's unhysterical performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 24, 2001
Denis Leary and Hope Davis played against each other like fire and water
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
February 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 48/100
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 19, 2008
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 31, 2003
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