San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If In the Cut falls short of the masterpiece Campion intended, it's unquestionably the most ambitious and important film to come along in months.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The movie has a nasty, creepy edge that never lets up, and the characters are deliberately grating and alienating. This is a thriller that, like some classic noirs, glories in its own mean aura, its casual profanity and grotesque violence.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
As a thriller, In the Cut, with its red herring characters and plot twists, turns dopey and predictable. As a portrait of a single woman, burned by love and wary of what's in store, Campion's movie has its trenchant, telling passages.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The result, sadly, is a mess.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Emerges as a frustrating cop-out.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
An OK mood piece but story-hungry murder mystery that flubs its whodunit fundamentals.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A remarkably dislikable film, long on atmosphere -- I admired Dion Beebe's brooding cinematography -- and desperately short on vitality.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Campion has made something that's almost unbearably pretentious.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It might even work if In the Cut was remotely convincing as a thriller, but Campion can't help wrinkling her nose at genre.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Ryan radiates neither desire nor terror. She's freeze-dried in a world of lifelessly abstract feminine fear, and so is the movie.
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46 out of 100
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