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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 7, 2001
Leary -- and the film itself -- keeps the audience off guard.
Tor Thorsen
December 7, 2001
Scott is more concerned with letting his actors indulge in dramatic onanism than he is with creating suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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.
Read More | 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-
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.
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Fox
TV 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
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 6, 2001
Mr. Leary and Ms. Davis are first-rate.
Rachel Gordon
December 6, 2001
[Scott] aptly places these all-too-human characters in a complex situation that is both compelling and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
December 5, 2001
A tepid affair.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 5, 2001
Campbell Scott's brutally claustrophobic direction is alleviated by Leary and Davis's unhysterical performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
October 24, 2001
Denis Leary and Hope Davis played against each other like fire and water
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
February 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 48/100
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