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The Final Cut

  PG-13 Closed Captioning

Omar Naim

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Plot Summary

Welcome to the not-too-distant future, where implanted microchips record every single moment of a person's life. Upon death, it becomes the job of a "cutter" like Alan Hakman (Oscar-winner Robin Williams) to edit down the deceased's entire lifetime into a fitting memorial film. For years, he has used his god-like power of final cut to absolve the dead of a multitude of sins. But when, on his latest assignment, he views a terrible secret that can't be erased, Hakman finds his own life in jeopardy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 78
  • Fresh: 29
  • Rotten: 49
  • Average Rating: 5.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The concept of The Final Cut is so fascinating and has so many implications that it balances out some real flaws in the story. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: This debut from writer-director Omar Naim is cut-and-dried sci-fi thriller business. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Another dud of a movie that springs from an intriguing premise. – Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: This premise sounds like the sort of a screwy, non-idea that a young film student might dream up while editing a documentary. And according to the press notes, that's just what happened. – Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

For hard SF fans

I caught this movie when it was released direct to video in 2005. There's a good reason it never hit theaters. It's a moody film & it's not predigested for mass audiences. It's appeal may be limited to fans of Asimovian SF, or those who can handle a "futuristic" film without flying cars and gigantic metal bugs. A big departure for Robin Williams who's only quasi SF titles are Millenium Man and Mork & Mindy. I recommend it to people who enjoy films like Children of Men for what they are, not what the mass audience expects a film to be.


I saw this movie before it came out on iTunes, and really enjoyed it. Robin Williams is such an amazing actor that he can be funny or, in this case, serious. It is a neat plot and entertaining to watch.

Really Cool

Its a freaky movie cuz its so possible! I love this movie!

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 2005

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