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The Final Cut Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 14, 2004
Having given away the key to Williams' character in the opening scenes, the movie becomes so cluttered with concept and design, it fails to get even a toehold on the humanistic subtext it's clearly reaching for.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 13, 2004
No re-edits can save The Final Cut from its own preposterousness and lack of genuine thrills.
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
October 15, 2004
An exceptional concept with questionable execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
October 14, 2004
The Final Cut is a subdued experience that can't overcome some critical editing flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 15, 2004
[The] details alone would have made a great movie. But Nam goes the Hollywood route...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A sleepy, boring, and utterly forgettable thriller...
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 13, 2004
the director juggles some enticing threads, then chooses the least interesting one to follow through on
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 14, 2004
I never thought I would say this, but in The Final Cut I wanted Robin Williams to liven up.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
October 12, 2004
The director's leaden touch and the plot's insistent banality obscure any conceptual resonance.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 14, 2004
A fairly well done but deadly dull futuristic thriller about lifelong memory-recording implants and guilt, this movie wastes more talent, including lead Robin Williams, than an all-star TV poker game.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 14, 2004
Naim has conjured up a sci-fi conundrum worthy of Philip K. Dick, but he fails to flesh it out, choosing instead to hop around several subplots.
| Original Score: C +
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 14, 2004
Robin Williams, looking like the world's most constipated mortician, stars in a chilly sci-fi fantasy saddled with distractions and cheesy subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 14, 2004
It'll take more than a fancy computer chip to help me remember this one.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 15, 2004
Williams gives a performance that's honest and carefully wrought but on some level still a stunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 15, 2004
When a character remarks near the end that 'some things are best forgotten,' she could be talking about this dreary, unexciting thriller.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 15, 2004
Another dud of a movie that springs from an intriguing premise.
| Original Score: D+
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 15, 2004
What is it with Robin Williams playing creepy roles? How did the one-time funniest guy on earth turn into Mr. Spooky? Come back, Mork, your work here was not done.
| Original Score: C
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 15, 2004
It's all modestly clever but decidedly under-baked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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