Omar Naim’s The Final Cut is startlingly different than a conventional science fiction film. It’s a compelling fable that offers a vision of a world where memory implants record all moments of a person’s life. Post mortem, these memories are removed and edited by a “Cutter” into a reel depicting the life of the departed for a commemorative ceremony, called a Rememory. Robin Williams’ powerful portrayal of Alan Hakman, a troubled “cutter,” propels this character driven story that forces us to question the power of our memories and the sanctity of our privacy. —IMDb
The concept had potential, but the execution is just another muddled, predictable, credibility-stretching sci-fi thriller formula. Robin Williams is miscast in the lead, and the supporting cast is forgettable. A handful of inventive ideas are never handled with enough weight or imagination to have any impact. Not really worth the time.