In the Cut Reviews

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April 2, 2019
As in Portrait of a Lady, Campion demonstrates great faith in the fantasy sequence as a guide to the psyche, but this time the device seems simplistic .
April 2, 2019
I still consider this the best (which also means the sexiest) Campion feature since The Piano, featuring Meg Ryan's finest performance to date and an impressive one by Mark Ruffalo.
April 1, 2019
Campion excels in the erotic... She is, however, clearly useless at thrillers, and the final stages of this film fall just short of risible.
April 1, 2019
Beneath its dense texture and rich mood, Jane Campion's romantic thriller is about nothing and goes nowhere.
March 31, 2019
Though the oppressive artiness makes the early scenes fairly ridiculous, the director's odd methods add rare tension to the climax, as it becomes evident that the finale won't be so predictable in Campion's hands.
January 10, 2018
Ryan gives a career redefining performance.
July 22, 2008
Jane Campion enters the world of suspense thrillers, as well as the landscape of American filmmaking, with mixed results.
December 6, 2005
Obsession is central to this erotic thriller. But there's also an obsessive quality to the filmmaker's take on her material, which was adapted from a novel by Susanna Moore, as if the genre excluded all that is spontaneous, frivolous or light.
August 7, 2004
[Campion] may have envisioned making Last Tango in the East Village, but the results are closer to a new installment of Red Shoe Diaries.
January 15, 2004
As if giving a lecture on film noir, Campion insists, with unworldly pedantry, on just how dangerous and erotic every detail is supposed to be.
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.
November 1, 2003
A thriller devoid of incidental pleasures or humor, or even commonplace reality.
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.
October 31, 2003
It's not for everyone, but I couldn't take my eyes away.
October 31, 2003
Unquestionably the most ambitious and important film to come along in months.
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.
October 31, 2003
For all its clammy atmosphere and sinful airs, In the Cut is a cold, airless, frustratingly detached experience.
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