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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)



Critic Consensus: This teen horror movie brings nothing new to an already exhausted genre. And it's bad. Really bad.

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Movie Info

Tall tales turn into chilling reality in this sequel to the 1998 horror hit Urban Legend. Amy Mayfield (Jenny Morrison) is a film student at Alpine University who for her thesis project (which will also be her entry to a prestigious competition for young directors) has decided to make a horror film about urban legends that suddenly and disturbingly come true. However, as Amy and her student cast and crew begin filming staged murders for the project, members of her team begin dying for real, and the survivors have to track down the killer before they become the next victims. And where do Travis (Matthew Davis), Graham (Joey Lawrence), and Toby (Anson Mount), three other students vying for the same prize as Amy, fit into this scenario? Urban Legends: The Final Cut marked the directorial debut for John Ottman, who previously distinguished himself as an editor and composer (he also performed both of those functions for this film).more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 26, 2001
Box Office: $21.0M
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Matthew Davis
as Travis/Trevor Stark
Hart Bochner
as Prof. Solomon
Loretta Devine
as Reese Wilson
Eva Mendes
as Vanessa Valdeon
Joey Lawrence
as Graham Manning
Anson Mount
as Toby Belcher
Jessica Cauffiel
as Sandra Petruzz
Anthony Anderson
as Stan Washington
Michael Bacall
as Dirk Reynolds
Marco Hofschneider
as Sharom Jabusck
Derek Aasland
as P.A. Kevin
Peter Millard
as Dr. Fain
Chas Lawther
as Dean Patterson
Chuck Campbell
as Geek in Plane
Rory Feore
as Killer Flight Attend...
Shauna Black
as Blonde Girlfriend
Leland Tilden
as Jock on Plane
Joel Gorson
as Jock on Plane
David Cook (XXII)
as Student Screamer
Bianca Muller
as Student Screamer
Jenny Kim
as Student Screamer
Nicole Crozier
as Student Screamer
Pat Kelly
as Crony in Screening R...
Stephanie Moore
as Girl in 16mm Film
Kevin Hare
as Police Officer
David Sparrow
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Urban Legends: Final Cut

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (25)

This horror-and-suspense vehicle, which dabbles pointlessly in reflexivity, doesn't do much with its pseudosavvy characters.

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This horror sequel opens with an out of control passenger plane, then plummets to intellectual ground zero.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

What ensues is painfully horrific and reprehensible as entertainment.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Impossible to follow.

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

For a movie set at a film school, Final Cut is pretty much a textbook case on how not to make a movie.

January 1, 2000
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

A flat and uninspiring slasher flick from the "Scream" age that just misses on every level.

Full Review… | October 21, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Urban Legends: Final Cut

Sequel to Urban Legends is just as bad as the original. What is it with these films? These films are cool for the first two years they're released, and after that, people realize how bad these films were. In the case of Urban Legends: Final Cut, you have a film that is very poorly made, acted, directed with a paper thin story. The cast that are before the camera are terrible, and shouldn't be in acting in the first place. Those who actually have slight talent; I wonder why they would be in this piece of trash. The first Urban Legends sucked, and this sequel is just as bad as the original. This is another terrible attempt at creating a new, hip "horror" film for the brain dead MTV generation. But really, this is a stupid film that has no point. It's a good thing that teen horror films such as this, gave way to better, much scarier films like 28 Days Later. This film along with the first and a lot of others in the "teen" horror genre are easily forgettable because they don't offer anything memorable to the genre in the first place. Urban Legends is a horrid mess of a film that shouldn't have been made in the first place. Simply awful filmmaking.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Urban legends are like myths but they come true on a college movie set.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

A film centered around making films, written by people with no knowledge of film. This is incredibly bad stuff. It doesn't help that the screenwriter has obviously never encountered a living human being before. Otherwise they may have concocted a realistic or original character. Instead it's all the same shit, done at a low quality. The dialogue is painful to listen to, the kills aren't even interesting, and the constant mention of Hitchcock puts this film into some pathetic dream world. I'm not even sure how many Urban legends are actually followed in this film or if it just gave up on that premise. There's a literally pointless kill, that makes no sense and adds nothing to the film, as it was added in later to make sure a kill happened early in the film. It's trash, that just about gets by with a few laughs and an underused Eva Mendes.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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