The Cut Reviews

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 15, 2015
Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level.
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 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
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 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 8, 2014
A forceful, watchable, strongly presented picture and a courageous, honest gesture from Fatih Akin.
September 8, 2014
An ambitious but only intermittently stirring historical epic from Turkish-German director Fatih Akin.