The Cut Reviews

March 20, 2016
Its historical devils are never really front and center, and The Cut could, in fact, be described as the most hopeful genocide drama ever.
October 15, 2015
Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level.
September 18, 2015
The aftermath of the Armenian genocide should have more emotional resonance than is the case with this muddled and superficial period epic.
September 17, 2015
Too many scenes feel routine or clichd, sometimes even those depicting extreme experiences.
September 17, 2015
The Armenian genocide and its aftermath are filtered through the eyes of a featureless man in The Cut, Turkish director Fatih Akin's laborious latest.
September 14, 2015
Armenian blacksmith cast adrift by World War I searches for his family in an ambitious but flawed period epic.
September 14, 2015
Fatih Akin falls back on convenience and contrivance to streamline the thornier specificities of his grand-scale narrative.
April 22, 2015
The film is suffused with feeling and studded with memorable moments, but it sometimes feels frustratingly overlong or episodic.
September 11, 2014
The world has waited a long time for a major film that gets to the heart of one of the worst-reported atrocities of the 20th Century. Guess we're going to have to wait a bit longer.
September 8, 2014
An ambitious but only intermittently stirring historical epic from Turkish-German director Fatih Akin.