• Released
  • December 12, 2001
  • R , 1 hr 51 min
  • Drama
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Final Synopsis
A patient (Denis Leary) tells a psychiatrist (Hope Davis) that he is from the past.
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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...
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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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Rated R | For language