In The Cut | Full Movie

In The Cut
  • R
  • 1h 40m
  • 2003
Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
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In the underbelly of lower Manhattan, Frannie Avery (Meg Ryan), a reserved English professor, becomes obsessed after seeing more than she should of an impassioned couple. After the young woman turns up dead, Frannie is questioned by a homicide detective (Mark Ruffalo) who draws her into a liberating but disturbing erotic encounter. As the body count rises, familiar suspects begin to emerge.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Director/co-writer Jane Campion takes a stab at subverting the psycho-sexual thriller genre with In the Cut, but gets tangled in her own abstraction.
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

[T]he character that Meg Ryan is playing so well here is so compelling. I think it's a wonderful p...

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Desson Thomson

More of an intriguing project than a satisfying experience.

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday

Belabored and muddled movie, whose dreamy visual style and daring sexual material can't elide glar...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is very close to an NC-17. It has exceptionally explicit sexual references and situations and extremely strong language, including racist and homophobic comments. There's nudity, including scenes in a strip bar. The movie also has very grisly images including bloody body parts and blood-drenched rooms. Characters are killed. The movie includes a lot of smoking and drinking, including drunkenness.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:October 22, 2003
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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