In the Cut
In the Cut (2003)

Following the brutal murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined NYU professor dares to test the limits of her own safety by propelling herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison with a detective. As the affair… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ryan is very good playing against type, but Campion's good-looking thriller is far from thrilling.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I found the movie reasonably absorbing from moment to moment.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Belabored and muddled movie, whose dreamy visual style and daring sexual material can't elide glaring inconsistencies in tone, plot and logic.

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Sheila Johnston
London Evening Standard

Ryan gives a career redefining performance.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]he character that Meg Ryan is playing so well here is so compelling. I think it's a wonderful performance that the movie is worth seeing for that.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

When In The Cut is good, it is very good.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Weak plot with grisly middle; should've been NC-17.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

More of an intriguing project than a satisfying experience.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's not for everyone, but I couldn't take my eyes away.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A failed thriller, if a thriller it was intended to be. But it is a great success as... a study of female sexual psychology in a world of hypermasculine violence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
This film makes even better viewing second time around, an Erotic Thriller that pushes boundaries and risk taking with a woman who takes voyeuristic fantasies… More
Bruce Bruce
Didn't know that Meg Ryan could be such a nasty girl, and oh boy was she ever nasty in this movie. Each of us posses a nasty side I am sure, But the movie… More
Cast: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kevin Bacon, Nick Damici, Sharrieff Pugh Director: Jane Campion Summary: Frannie (Meg Ryan) is a New… More
Ross Collins
A sexually charged murder mystery that was controversial in the US, perhaps for its unromantic graphic sex scenes. As a murder mystery it is very average indeed… More
Veronique Kwak
"in the cut" was an erotic novel written by susanna moore before jane campion adapted it into a woman's picture stirred with family drama,… More
Film Crazy
Im going to say it was pretty crap but thats because i dont think i fully understood it, it was boring and just pointless and forever going on!