The Final Cut Reviews
Between the script's huge deficiencies, the many plot holes, the underdeveloped characters and Fletcher's (Jim Caviezel) fake beard, the film fails miserably, even more so considering its alluring concept. The score by Bryan Tyler is incredible (and that's about it).
[font=Century Gothic]"The Final Cut" is a nifty, thought-provoking piece of science fiction that thankfully does not devolve into car chases or explosions. The film is a medititation on how we remember(especially the dead) and what is written about public figures after they die(A cutter is sort of an obituary writer.) which is almost always extremely polite(especially about Ronald Reagan) with Hunter Thompson denigrating Richard Nixon being the very rare exception. This is one of Robin Williams' best performances but Mira Sorvino is nowhere near as capable.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]Note: "The Final Cut" did remind me a little of "The Conversation"(1974) starring Gene Hackman. [/font]
I think the idea was brilliant and original. The actors I think did well....However... It was just too scattered & didnt really have any finishing point that it was leading up to. The ending was flat & bland, and much of the movie leading to it was too random & scattered to ever get an idea what it was actually trying to tell.