• Released
  • December 12, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Drama
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
On the strength of such skillful pacing, and the pair's beautifully modulated performances (Leary's never been so warm or vulnerable), the film builds almost imperceptibly to a climax that's as moving as it is startling.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Did Scott, too, get hooked by the 1998 Spanish film ''Open Your Eyes?'' Intentionally or not, he has made ''Overcast Vanilla Sky.''
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
You might be tempted to walk out. Don't.
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60

Film Threat

The film's acting is superb. Best known as a gritty wiseass, Denis Leary creates a fine dramatic performance.
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60

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
Though its story is fuzzy, the acting and direction in Final give it an air of quiet, dignified ambition.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The cat-and-mouse game between the patient and doctor and the coy is-he-or-isn't-he? game being played on us by the filmmakers becomes tiring.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Actor-turned-director Campbell Scott handles this enigmatic science fiction mystery with such gloomy restraint that it barely moves. That said, it never panders to audience expectations and is exceptionally well acted. Bill Tyler.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Less than terrific technically; focus and sound levels waver. Luckily, these flaws are not inconsistent with the film's raw, unvarnished tone and they do not diminish the effect of Leary's performance or that of Davis.
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30

Village Voice

By Jessica Winter
A story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is like watching a very bad play as presented by a very bad director.
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48 out of 100
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