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2.8
494 Ratings

In the Cut

Directed by Jane Campion
United States, Australia, 2003
Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Synopsis

Frannie (Meg Ryan) is a New York writing professor entwined in an erotic affair with a police detective (Mark Ruffalo) who’s investigating the murder of a young woman in Frannie’s neighborhood. But soon Frannie begins to suspect her lover’s involvement in the crime.

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In the Cut Directed by Jane Campion

Critics reviews

It has its share of cat-and-mouse clichés, but Campion’s penchant for gauzy close-ups and frenetic coverage exercise their own kind of alchemy, transforming the film from titillating late night cable staple into a claustrophobic meditation on power and sexuality. While the more lurid scenes between Ryan and Ruffalo have bogarted its decade-plus reputation, the film has aged (quite well, for some of us) into an unlikely record of early 21st-century urban paranoia.
September 13, 2017
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Cerebral, quiet and observing, her gaze pulls out words and phrases from her environment, and Campion’s filmmaking style powerfully shuts off outside influences, zeroing in on Frannie’s focused and obsessive collection of ideas.
June 02, 2016
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