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      The Final Cut

      PG-13 Released Oct 15, 2004 1 hr. 35 min. Sci-Fi Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      37% 79 Reviews Tomatometer 45% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score In the future, microchips in people's heads record their experiences. Alan Hakman (Robin Williams), a "cutter," edits footage from immoral dead people into pleasing narratives. Alan is troubled by childhood memories and has a difficult relationship with a bookstore clerk (Mira Sorvino). Fletcher (James Caviezel), an ex-cutter, offers Alan $500,000 for footage of a prominent technology manager. Alan refuses, but when he tries to destroy the footage, he learns a dark secret about himself. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 25 Buy Now

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      The Final Cut fails to make compelling use of its intriguing premise and talented cast, settling for a middling sci-fi drama that never justifies its pretensions.

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      georgan g Great acting by Robin Williams. Intriguing premise. However, I did not understand how this movie ended. Even watched parts of it twice, thinking I'd missed something. Just never came together, to my disappointment. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Kyle M On the one hand you have an intriguing scientific idea that was conceptualized and established the surrounding rules that were made to be morally broken, then on the other you have a man under self-inner therapy looking for resolving redemption. Overall indecisive switching between two storylines concurrently whenever convenient for the plot's progression whilst supported by dialogues that were written to baselessly complicate the events and undermine the stars involved, wherein their acting shows unsure and occasional confidence with sensed deliverance. Robin Williams in one of his few serious roles he'd taken within that decade have proven his capability of meeting a role's emotional expectation and witty execution stemmed from the self, then imprinting aesthetically. A more memorable presence let down by the story's ideal limitation kept from further exploration regarding its concept or to go in an actual thrilling direction that's within hidden potential. (B-) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/08/22 Full Review robert p An interesting movie that gives what are called cutters, an inside look at all the immoral things the people were doing, i.e. cheating on their mate, doing illegal drugs, and other situations like those. The movie does a fairly good job but fails to rise up higher than *3 and 1/2* stars!!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review colin m A good movie. I don't understand why others haven't scored this higher. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review brian h A Masterpiece!!! I don't know what's wrong with the critics or the audience? Is it too much for their attention span? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review joel h The Final Cut probably should have gone through a couple more drafts before being released. The plot is thought-provoking, but it feels like a half-baked idea that never gets out of second gear. It's also ironic that this movie all about film editing suffers from distracting cuts and uneven pacing. The ending of this movie surprised me, not because of any twist, but because I thought it had more story to tell. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: C Feb 18, 2012 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: F Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com Forgive me, but The Final Cut should really be the one where you turn off the camera and go do something far more interesting; like maybe taking out the garbage. Rated: 2/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine When viewed with patience and a somewhat forgiving eye, it presents an intriguing and morally ambiguous story. Rated: 6/10 May 14, 2020 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed A sleepy, boring, and utterly forgettable thriller... Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Peter T. Chattaway Christianity Today Most significantly, the film underscores the fact that the meaning of our lives ultimately comes from somewhere outside of ourselves. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 22, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In the future, microchips in people's heads record their experiences. Alan Hakman (Robin Williams), a "cutter," edits footage from immoral dead people into pleasing narratives. Alan is troubled by childhood memories and has a difficult relationship with a bookstore clerk (Mira Sorvino). Fletcher (James Caviezel), an ex-cutter, offers Alan $500,000 for footage of a prominent technology manager. Alan refuses, but when he tries to destroy the footage, he learns a dark secret about himself.
      Director
      Omar Naim
      Executive Producer
      Michael Burns, Marc Butan, Michael Paseornek, Nancy Paloian, Guymon Casady, Marco Mehlitz, Michael Ohoven
      Screenwriter
      Omar Naim
      Distributor
      Lions Gate Entertainment, Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Lions Gate Films, Industry Entertainment, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 15, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 6, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $548.0K
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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