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In the Cut Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Weak plot with grisly middle; should've been NC-17.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 30, 2009
A failed thriller, if a thriller it was intended to be. But it is a great success as... a study of female sexual psychology in a world of hypermasculine violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
Should a movie be penalized for failing to be something it never tried or aspired to be? Perhaps the marketing is to blame, or the hype surrounding Meg Ryan's nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Like a long-lost relic from an earlier period best forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
... a curious mistake rather than a disaster
Read More | Original Score: D+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 27, 2004
...would've been a whole lot better if it had been about 30 minutes shorter, but as it is, it's a barely passable thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 20, 2004
Too self-consciously arty and irregularly paced.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 17, 2004
É uma pena constatar que, afinal de contas, Meg Ryan tirou a roupa por um filme que, ironicamente, também se encontra despido. Neste caso, de méritos artísticos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kent Turner
April 15, 2004
A flaccid thriller as lifeless as the film's many decapitated corpses.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
March 1, 2004
Interesting throughout with an intriguing female slant not seen in most steamy psycho-thrillers.
| Original Score: B+
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 28, 2004
The movie builds slowly, slowly, slowly, towards a truly stupid climax
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 13, 2004
The impression left is that one can turn a serial-killer movie into a pretentious art-house film, but why would you want to?
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1/4
Kim Linekin
January 15, 2004
It's an experiment that's only partially successful. As a character study, In the Cut is sublime; as a murder mystery, however, the film is slightly ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Jane Campion, best known for the ugly and overrated The Piano, has tried her hand at a mainstream film.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1/5
December 14, 2003
A movie that moves between pretentious and incompetent, a sleazy straight-to-video-style sex and violence crapfest which ends up simply laughable when it tries to go arty.
| Original Score: 1/4
Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2003
A minutely etched study in mood and female psychology.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
Elegantly shot but poorly assembled, Campion's fractured film [has] . . . a lot of vivid blood and guts, but no head and brains to control the flow of passion.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
November 29, 2003
In the Cut seemed better by its end than it did in its beginning, it seemed creepier the next morning...and its power only increased on a second viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 22, 2003
Shifting focus within individual shots, playing background city noises louder than dialogue, and covering everything in a yellow-urine haze, it's a forced approach to dread.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 17, 2003
"In the Cut" is like a professionally wrapped package with a mound of garbage inside.
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
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