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In the Cut Reviews

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James Rocchi
November 14, 2003
Showy adaptation of Susanna Moore's sexual thriller starring Meg Ryan is more erratic than erotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
November 13, 2003
Campion achieves a gloomy, unflinching portrayal of women in modern society with In the Cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
November 7, 2003
As much as Meg Ryan wants to win an Academy Award, unfortunately, she doesn't make the cut.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 6, 2003
I found the movie reasonably absorbing from moment to moment.
Paul Povse
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
November 6, 2003
In the Cut demonstrates that miserable taste and artistic miscalculation hardly are the exclusive domain of male filmmakers and actors.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 5, 2003
This is a powerful and harsh film in many ways that doesn't cushion any blows - either psychological or physical. A thought provoking, intense and often shocking film.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2003
I've seen 62-minute Charlie Chan movies where the detective's quaint pronouncement, 'You are murderer,' carried more surprise than the 'shocking' revelation here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Tyler
November 5, 2003
The murder investigation just doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
November 4, 2003
Campion and company may like to think they've made something provocative, moody and new but it's really just Looking For Mr. Goodbar with extra nuts.
| Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
November 4, 2003
If there ever was an era when America wanted to see Meg Ryan naked -- and this is doubtful -- it surely ended 10 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 4, 2003
The characters ... are repeatedly forced to take a backseat not only to tired thriller elements but also to Campion's misplaced sense of artful abstraction.
| Original Score: 2/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 4, 2003
Mark Ruffalo's perf pushes this one up a notch, all the way to a D-
Full Review | Original Score: D-
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 3, 2003
Film theory students researching the sexual content of movies by women directors are probably the only viewers who will be satisfied...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 3, 2003
[T]he character that Meg Ryan is playing so well here is so compelling. I think it's a wonderful performance that the movie is worth seeing for that.
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
November 2, 2003
The violence is pointless, the mystery too easy and the audience too apathetic.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 2, 2003 somewhat slight, insufferable and pseudo-sensationalistic in its presentation. This is a rough Cut for Campion to overcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
November 2, 2003
In the Cut is almost always compelling, even when its true-crime plot machinations appear obvious and flawed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 1, 2003
An honest look at sexuality as perceived by women.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
November 1, 2003
Stylish, clever, and full of insight into the darker side of both male and female sexuality...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
November 1, 2003
Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Jason Leigh get lost in the morass of a muddy, bloody screenplay that makes little sense and leaves the viewer feeling in need of a shower, not to mention a strong drink.
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