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The Final Cut Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A sleepy, boring, and utterly forgettable thriller...
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
Most significantly, the film underscores the fact that the meaning of our lives ultimately comes from somewhere outside of ourselves.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luis Martinez
April 30, 2005
Robin Williams edita con estoica convicción, los pecados de los hombres.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
A solid thriller through most of its 105-minute run. Sadly, the film comes to a sudden, and dissatisfying, halt.
| Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 8, 2005
O melhor aspecto do filme reside na maneira inteligente com que discute as implicações sociais e morais de sua premissa - a marca registrada de toda boa ficção científica.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
April 2, 2005
If the ending is predictable and even anti-climactic, chalk it up to a first effort. The rest of the film, brilliantly shot by Tak Fujimoto, is worth a look-see.
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
The message of The Final Cut is clear: memories can't be trusted, and neither can Canadians.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
March 30, 2005
Naim's script is intelligent, but not always easy to follow. It is an example of a fully adult science fiction film and one that does not require any special effects.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Staci Layne Wilson
March 13, 2005
Reminiscent of science fiction cautionary tales like Gattaca and anything written by Philip K. Dick, The Final Cut is a must-see.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
November 8, 2004
I'm frankly amazed the foolish, cheap-looking thing didn't go straight to the Sci-Fi Channel.
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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 21, 2004
Everything of minor interest in the piece (and Williams' late career) is crystallized in the lyrics to the maudlin Pink Floyd song that bears this film's name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
October 21, 2004
It's a thoughtful, multi-layered film that falls a bit short of its goals on all fronts.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
October 20, 2004
Final Cut will burrow into your psyche and make you wonder. It's a smart, dark, glimpse into cerebral science's possible paths and the menacing state of civil rights' future.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 20, 2004
It's not quite as smart as it thinks it is.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 19, 2004
Naim's direction is as pedestrian as his screenplay, and his inexperience at working with actors surfaces in the one-note performances.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 19, 2004
It's nice to see Mira Sorvino who has sort of wobbled about since winning the Oscar about ten years ago she is very good in this film.
Harvey S. Karten
October 17, 2004
An original idea but too dark--not the story, but the set.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 15, 2004
Williams has extraordinary success in channeling this other person. How strange that the same actor can play some of the most uninhibited of all characters, and some of the most morose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
October 15, 2004
Naim has created a low-key mood piece that should have been more cutting.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
October 15, 2004
Writer/director Omar Naim succumbs to most of the pitfalls of mediocre science fiction, inventing a 'dehumanizing' technology that's patently preposterous and then prodding us into getting all flustered about it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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