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The Final Cut [DVD]

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  • Actors: Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino, Jim Caviezel, Mimi Kuzyk, Stephanie Romanov
  • Directors: Omar Naim
  • Producers: Nick Wechsler
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Aug. 2005
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009Y8UA4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,559 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sci-fi thriller starring Robin Williams and James Caviezel. In the not-too-distant future, implanted microchips record every single moment of a person's life. Upon death, it becomes the job of a 'cutter' like Alan Hakman (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.

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While it works better as a somber mood piece than a futuristic thriller, The Final Cut posits a unique what-if scenario that some viewers will find fascinating. In a role that calls for his low-key One Hour Photo persona, Robin Williams plays an expert "cutter" who's in demand for his ability to distill anyone's lifetime into a feature-length "rememory" film that highlights the better side of anyone's nature. His profession is made possible by the "Zoe" chip, a prenatal brain implant capable of recording a person's entire lifetime--a technology opposed by a former cutter (Jim Caviezel) and puzzled over by Williams' on-and-off girlfriend (Mira Sorvino). First-time writer-director Omar Naim divided critics with his impressive visual style and lackluster screenplay, which fails to account for the larger implications of the Zoe chip's exploitation. Still, the film contains several intriguing ideas that place it among other sci-fi films like Gattaca, suggesting one of the many potential controversies that await us in a future where ethics and technology are not always compatible. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

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This film could have been so brilliant, it's so frustrating to watch. The idea of the film is inspired, the acting is faultless and the direction and look of the film was superb.

But the story went absolutely no where and just as you think the story IS going somewhere, the film ends.

What a massive waste of time and potential. It's such a shame.
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I really liked The Final Cut. It may not have enough excitement to appeal to some viewers, but it is intense in its own narrow, low-key fashion. The story takes place in a futuristic setting, but rookie writer/director Omar Naim doesn't approach the story from a what-if science fiction angle; this is really the story of one man's inner soul and how one significant memory can haunt you even as it is shaping your destiny.
The story is centered on a fascinating premise - that one's memories can be recorded and played back after the individual's death. The Zoe chip makes this possible; it's a synthetic implant that grows along with you as it records every single moment of your life. After your death, a sort of highlight reel of your most significant memories is put together and shown in a special Rememory service for all your family and friends to watch. Condensing someone's life into a couple of hours is a tough job, and it takes a talented professional cutter to do the job right. Alan Hackman (Williams) is one of the best cutters out there. He sees everything from each person's life, including some pretty awful stuff, but he gives the family the good memories they yearn for. There are plenty of protesters out there opposed to the Zoe chip, including one of Alan's old colleagues. Like leftist protest groups everywhere, these guys have no problem resorting to intimidation and violence - they only worry about the ethics of their opponents, not their own. Everything comes to a head when one of the bigshots behind the Zoe chip dies. Hackman has the job of cutting the Rememory, but the protestors want the data in order to pin something on the dead guy and bring down the company.
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I have always been impressed by Robin Williams in his ‘serious’ films – Insomnia, One Hour Photo, The Fisher King. In this intriguing SF movie he again excels, this time as a ‘cutter’, who extracts good memories from a deceased’s ‘zoeimplant’, a microchip which records everything experienced by a person and is implanted at birth at the wishes of their parents. The ethics of the implantation and editing of memory are explored as Williams skilfully includes (at the request of loved ones) only the good ‘rememories’ at the funeral ceremony. This cautionary tale is very reminiscent of themes addressed by Philip K. Dick and is well worth seeking out.
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By Mr. Joe HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 Jan. 2006
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THE FINAL CUT is relentlessly dark and somber. I found myself wishing for a cameo by Mork, or perhaps even Mindy, to lighten the mood.
It's sometime in the future. Affluent parents can have an implant placed in their unborn child's brain that'll record all the sights and sounds seen and heard during that individual's life from birth until death. Then, after death, the implant's data are able to be downloaded into a computer as a series of scenes sequentially numbered according to the person's age in years, days and hours. Those vignettes can be edited by a "Cutter" to create a visual remembrance of the deceased. A sort of "This Is the Best of Your Life" souvenir for the survivors. Alan Hakman (Robin Williams) is such a Cutter, one of the best in the business when it comes to cleaning up a depraved life's visual record into something suitable for family viewing at the wake.
A childhood trauma involving the accidental death of a playmate, as well as the early demise of his own parents in an auto accident, have left Alan devoid of much emotion. Rather, he experiences life vicariously through his cutting jobs. According to one of the rules of the profession, a Cutter cannot have an implant. Alan discovers by chance that he has one, not being told about it by Mom and Pop before they were killed. So, the essence of the film becomes that old saw, "He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword", as Hakman comes into conflict with a renegade Cutter (James Caviezel) now running with the right-to-privacy militants that want to put the kabosh on implant technology.
Once again, Williams shows that he's an exceptional dramatic actor at the complete opposite of the spectrum from MORK AND MINDY.
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Almost everyone agrees that the idea behind `The Final Cut' is pretty sound - we visit a world where people can record their entire lives via a `chip' inserted into their brain at birth. Plus we have Robin Williams in one of his `serious roles' (which I prefer him as, after watching him in The Fisher Kind, The World's Greatest Dad and - the excellent One Hour Photo).

Unfortunately, despite its intriguing premise, The Final Cut doesn't live up to expectations. Not only does Robin Williams (uncharacteristically) `phone-in' his performance, coming across as bored and uninteresting, but the film itself is about as interesting as he appears to be.

Through his work as a `cutter' (someone who splices together people's memories after they die for the benefit of their grieving relatives), he discovers some dark secrets that need to be investigated. If you read the blurb for this film, it mentions that his dark discovery leads him into danger. Well... there lies the problem - I just didn't feel the danger at any time. Maybe the film didn't have the budget to add in any sort of `chase scenes' that have become synonymous with this sort of film, but he just sort of wandered here and there for an hour and a half.

Ultimately, despite the good ideas behind the film, I just found it a bit dull, which was a shame as the idea and talent on offer should have added up to so much more.
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