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Final Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
February 3, 2008
Worth it for Leary fans who want to see him stretch a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
While vaguely reminiscent of VANILLA SKY, it lacks the pretty big-name stars, the sci-fi trappings, and the cop-out ending - and is all the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Varney
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Best known as a gritty wiseass, Denis Leary creates a fine dramatic performance as Bill, as does his co-star Hope Davis whose screen presence is glacial and entirely believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Block
January 18, 2002
A lifeless vacuum.
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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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 18, 2002
In the end, Final simply doesn't have much going for it.
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
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
January 17, 2002
Emerges as engrossing and thought-provoking.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 17, 2002
A movie that tries your patience but, finally, rewards it handsomely.
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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 7, 2002
The inventive, conspiracy-laden all too little too late.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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.
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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
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
December 13, 2001
In the end, Final is one big hunh? barely worth the effort.
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.

E! Online
December 8, 2001
Script docs should've worked a little harder on this one.
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