In the Cut - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Cut Reviews

Page 1 of 8
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 31, 2003
A puzzling affair of murky motivations and leaps of logic that no amount of Meg Ryan skin and no number of faked orgasms can hide.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
... a curious mistake rather than a disaster
| Original Score: D+
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 31, 2003
All of this is well done, and yet the movie is kind of a shambles. The key supporting characters are awkwardly used, as if the movie thinks it ought to have them but doesn't know why.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 21, 2003
If your reason for seeing In the Cut is to watch America's sweetheart stripped bare, you'll get what you're looking for. On the other hand, if you're looking for a good movie, this one will disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 23, 2003
Suffers from a fatal emotional and erotic imbalance.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 30, 2003
Meg Ryan sheds more than her clothes in this would-be steamy thriller. She sheds her twinkle.
| Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Weak plot with grisly middle; should've been NC-17.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 30, 2003
Meg Ryan took her shirt off for this?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
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
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
October 21, 2003
In The Cut falls short on execution, with Campion's unique and powerful vision undermined by the conventions of a traditional genre.
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
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Like a long-lost relic from an earlier period best forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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+
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
December 2, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
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
Rebecca Murray
About.com
October 29, 2003
Quickly deteriorates into a jumbled mess of naked limbs and muddled plot.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
November 5, 2003
The murder investigation just doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 2, 2003
...is somewhat slight, insufferable and pseudo-sensationalistic in its presentation. This is a rough Cut for Campion to overcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
October 30, 2003
"Ryan's actual performance is the strongest, most quirk-free work that she is doe in years."
Page 1 of 8