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Final Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 18, 2002
In the end, Final simply doesn't have much going for it.
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
December 5, 2001
A tepid affair.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 5, 2002
While the idea behind "Final" is a good one, eighty minutes of tedium is too much to ask for its revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 7, 2002
The inventive, conspiracy-laden all too little too late.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Blackwelder
January 18, 2002 ever-present potential for both greater depth and goosepimply plot developments goes largely unrealized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 18, 2002
One of the slowest-moving films in a long, long, long while.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
December 13, 2001
In the end, Final is one big hunh? barely worth the effort.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 24, 2003
...this semi-interesting premise has been stretched incredibly thin over the course of close to two hours...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
KJ Doughton
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
December 4, 2001
Its fundamental stumbling block [is] ... a story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
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
Top Critic
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 7, 2001
The results are more lifeless than chilling.
Tor Thorsen
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
Daniel Steinhart
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
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.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 14, 2001
The budget here was clearly miniscule, but others with less experience have certainly done more with less.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 9, 2002
Basically it's cable-ready, and it shouldn't be long in getting there.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tom Block
January 18, 2002
A lifeless vacuum.
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
February 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 48/100
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 19, 2008
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
December 31, 2001
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 31, 2003
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