About the Movie
Cut Snake is a tense, psychologically driven crime thriller in which one man discovers his biggest enemy to putting the past behind him may be himself. Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), an ex-convict who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged but the prospect of his new life is challenged when his foreboding, charismatic cell mate Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back toward a world and a man that he thought he had wanted to leave behind.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: In terms of plot and motivation ... an illogical mess that no amount of carefully moody cinematography can save.
Fresh: Performances keep the tension building toward an incendiary climax.
Fresh: Cut Snake is an unexpected and invigorating piece of work, blessed with a simply brilliant central performance.
Fresh: A tough little crime drama full of muted anger, growled dialogue and whispered threats...Much as we applaud the achievements of filmmakers working on small budgets, you can't hand out free passes when those limitations hobble the flow and feel of a film.
Surprisingly great movie.
Watched it twice through to catch what I'd missed the first time. Great acting all ‘round, but an especially riveting performance by Sullivan Stapleton that really sticks with you. So good. Most highly recommend.
Prequel Please!!!!….of them in prison Please!!!