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The Final Cut Reviews

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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.
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 13, 2004
No re-edits can save The Final Cut from its own preposterousness and lack of genuine thrills.
October 15, 2004
An exceptional concept with questionable execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2004
The Final Cut is a subdued experience that can't overcome some critical editing flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
April 29, 2009
A sleepy, boring, and utterly forgettable thriller...
October 13, 2004
the director juggles some enticing threads, then chooses the least interesting one to follow through on
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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
October 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 12, 2004
The director's leaden touch and the plot's insistent banality obscure any conceptual resonance.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: C +
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
October 14, 2004
It'll take more than a fancy computer chip to help me remember this one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 15, 2004
Another dud of a movie that springs from an intriguing premise.
Read More | Original Score: D+
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.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 15, 2004
It's all modestly clever but decidedly under-baked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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