In the Cut Reviews

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October 31, 2003
Despite its weaknesses, this is an entrancing movie.
October 31, 2003
A muddle of thriller and art-house phantasmagoria.
October 31, 2003
Ultimately the question people may ask about In The Cut could be, She took her clothes off for this?
October 31, 2003
More of a curiosity than a full-fledged movie.
October 31, 2003
A disappointment.
October 31, 2003
Stunning and unrelenting.
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.
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.
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.
October 30, 2003
As a straight-up erotic thriller, In the Cut is too self-possessed, scattered and moody to function.
October 30, 2003
By no means a disaster, but neither is it the wholly satisfying, sexy suspenser that was Klute.
October 30, 2003
In the Cut is several cuts below.
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.
October 30, 2003
A movie that frustrates as much as it entertains because it promises more than it can deliver.
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.
Top Critic
October 23, 2003
It is nasty, gruesome, pointlessly kinky and gratuitously awful.
October 23, 2003
A mess.
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.
October 22, 2003
[A] story-hungry murder mystery that flubs its whodunit fundamentals.
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