In the future, people known as a Cutter edit the digital memories of the deceased into beautiful visual memories for presentation at their funerals. Alan is one of the best cutter’s around, specializing in editing the most unpleasant of memories.
Robin Williams (Alan), Mira Sorvino (Delila), Jim Caviezel (Fletcher), Mimi Kuzyk (Thelma), Casey Dubois (Young Alan), Liam Ranger (Young Louis), Stephanie Romanov (Jennifer Bannister), Thom Bishops (Hasan).
The Final Cut begins well by jumping straight into the story, which it somehow does gently. As some character background and plot setup continues, the unusual aspect of the storyline generates good audience interest. It doesn’t take long before we see the darker side of things, and with a plot twist or two, the thrill level ratchets up a few notches and we are hooked. No small feat, the film finally ends by consuming itself.
Acting was good with Williams fitting his role well and delivering an only slightly quirky performance. Sorvino played against Williams nicely but felt a bit disconnected. Caviezel did nicely as antagonist in this one, delivering well but keeping it real. The remainder of the supporting cast was good as well as interesting.
Camera work was well done considering the variety and type of scenes. Sets and backgrounds were good, as was sound and soundtrack. Effects were minimal but okay. Dialogue, written by Omar Naim, was exceptionally well done.
Overall The Final Cut is a very well done Sci-Fi Thriller with good technical work, direction, and writing. Fans of the genre won’t want to miss this one while the rest of us just might become bigger genre fans.
With some violence, foul language, and sexuality this should be fine for teens and above.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Dramas, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers, Sci-Fi Thrillers, Sci-Fi Dramas
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