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Final Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 31, 2003
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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
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 18, 2002
A surprisingly effective, off-beat little movie.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
January 17, 2002
Emerges as engrossing and thought-provoking.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 7, 2001
Leary -- and the film itself -- keeps the audience off guard.
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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-
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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
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 6, 2001
Mr. Leary and Ms. Davis are first-rate.
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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.