91. The Final Cut (2004)

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8.8 Fascinating and captivating
  • Acting 8.8
  • Directing 8.7
  • Story 8.9
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Starring: Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel

Director: Omar Naim

Running Time: 95 mins


The Final Cut is an American film about a world where people’s lives are recorder by a ZOE implant in their head, and one man who cuts and edits their lives for funerals called ‘rememories’, where people watch back at the dead’s life, however with one client, all spins out of control…

This film had an absolutely brilliant story. Although the idea of recording the things you see was partially stolen off of Minority Report, I feel that it was taken to the next level, and I found that the whole idea and story was actually very intriguing and thought-provoking.

Initially, I have to say that the film was quite dull, however it soon developed and was absolutely thrilling for me, putting me on the edge of my seat right up to the end of the film, both because of the action, but also my interest of how it is perhaps a very controversial, albeit really cool, idea to record and watch people’s own lives.

Overall, I’ll give this 8.8 because it had an incredibly fascinating story, and although it was not actually a very original idea, it was made to seem like that, which kept me totally enthralled in the film from start to finish.

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