The Cut Reviews

August 29, 2018
An effective and old-fashioned weeper about a volatile time for the Armenian people.
February 12, 2016
He's a man traversing the frontier and isolated pockets of humanity (not always welcoming) to find the promised land of family, and Akin and cinematographer Rainer Klausmann find astounding backdrops for his odyssey...
October 29, 2015
Akin uses a visually compelling yet sober, almost restrained, aesthetic that differs from the more full-throttle approach of some of his previous work.
October 9, 2015
Bombardment of images resonates from Holocaust films. . .Powerful travelogue visuals almost overwhelm the enormity of Armenian genocide and the cross-continental diaspora.
October 1, 2015
Akin has mischievously called the movie a western, and his wide-screen photography gives a sweeping sense of the vast distances separating the hero from his girls.
September 30, 2015
[Akin] is s a resourceful collector of the sounds and sensations of the contemporary world... but there are only a few vividly imagined moments in [this] muted, somber passage...
September 24, 2015
Those with a greater patience for streamlined, propulsive storytelling will be rewarded with a riveting saga of parental determination and historical horror.
September 20, 2015
The Cut is a haunting movie, but there are times when one wonders whether Akin should go more for the emotional jugular, rub our faces in the monstrosity he's depicting.
September 18, 2015
"The Cut" is not an optimistic film, but it presents a scenario rich enough to make you want to be optimistic.
September 17, 2015
This depiction could be seen as an allegory of the millions who have been displaced by the Syrian war and continue to fight for their survival as refugees.
September 17, 2015
The journey is brutal, and at over two hours it's exhausting. But it's a story that needs to be told.
September 17, 2015
The hostility directed to this immensely powerful film by RT critics is probably a function of writing for the commercial press that prefers Adam Sandler junk. For those with a heart, this is not to be missed.
September 15, 2015
This epic of genocide, exile, and fortitude offers raw emotion and marvelous vistas - and is also a demanding sit, as epics of genocide and exile probably should be.
September 4, 2015
A road-and-buddy movie Middle Eastern style wherein director Fatih Rahim falls short of reaching epic status.
September 8, 2014
A forceful, watchable, strongly presented picture and a courageous, honest gesture from Fatih Akin.