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In the Cut Reviews

November 6, 2003
I found the movie reasonably absorbing from moment to moment.
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.
October 31, 2003
More of an intriguing project than a satisfying experience.
October 31, 2003
Belabored and muddled movie, whose dreamy visual style and daring sexual material can't elide glaring inconsistencies in tone, plot and logic.
October 31, 2003
When In The Cut is good, it is very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2003
It's not for everyone, but I couldn't take my eyes away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2003
Unquestionably the most ambitious and important film to come along in months.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2003
For all its clammy atmosphere and sinful airs, In the Cut is a cold, airless, frustratingly detached experience.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 31, 2003
Despite its weaknesses, this is an entrancing movie.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 31, 2003
A muddle of thriller and art-house phantasmagoria.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2003
Ultimately the question people may ask about In The Cut could be, She took her clothes off for this?
Read More | Original Score: C
October 31, 2003
More of a curiosity than a full-fledged movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2003
A disappointment.
Read More | Original Score: D+
October 31, 2003
Stunning and unrelenting.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
October 31, 2003
It's been a while since a major filmmaker has made a movie this heavy with symbolism, this portentous, and this bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 30, 2003
In a sense, it's a Rorschach test of what it's like to be single, 40ish, female and living alone in New York City.
Read More | Original Score: B-
October 30, 2003
As a straight-up erotic thriller, In the Cut is too self-possessed, scattered and moody to function.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 30, 2003
By no means a disaster, but neither is it the wholly satisfying, sexy suspenser that was Klute.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2003
In the Cut is several cuts below.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 30, 2003
My advice is to ignore the plot holes and zero in on Campion's meticulous, non-judgmental direction and Ryan's searing performance.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 30, 2003
A movie that frustrates as much as it entertains because it promises more than it can deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2003
Campion impudently sabotages her star's history, and Ryan, joining the plot, makes Frannie come alive, looking as provocatively out of place as Diane Keaton did playing the nymphomaniac teacher in the sexual hell of 1977's Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2003
It is nasty, gruesome, pointlessly kinky and gratuitously awful.
October 23, 2003
A mess.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2003
Suffers from a fatal emotional and erotic imbalance.
October 22, 2003
In the Cut is what Hollywood calls a 'tweener,' attempting the difficult feat of being both an art film and a commercial thriller -- but failing at both.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2003
[A] story-hungry murder mystery that flubs its whodunit fundamentals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 22, 2003
A smart match of art and artist.
October 22, 2003
I hate this movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 22, 2003
Stripped of Moore's eager, exploratory prose, In the Cut has, in essence, become a dreadfully inert late-night cable movie, complete with cheesy coincidences and dismembered limbs.
Read More | Original Score: F
October 22, 2003
In the Cut isn't just a movie about decapitation; it's a decapitated movie. It has no idea where its head is at.
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
October 21, 2003
A knotty mess, but not quite dismissable either.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2003
A disjointed, sometimes fascinating melange of moods, associations and effects.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 21, 2003
May be the most maddening and imperfect great movie of the year.
October 21, 2003
It's a throwback to the New York policiers of the Koch era, yet wacky enough to suggest a procedural in the Land of Oz.
September 11, 2003
Fails to hit those all-important marks intrinsic to the success of every screen crime thriller.