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Cutter's Way Reviews

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August 16, 2019
Richly compelling.
December 28, 2018
...as damning an indictment of American society and post-Vietnam disillusionment as anything produced by New Hollywood...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 7, 2016
Cutter's Way is at once an American film of its time and for all ensuing times, an ugly-truth endeavor examining a nation in which the rich and powerful literally get away with murder while the poor and pitiful barely exist at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 31, 2015
An inspiring film, it is constructed like a thriller; but instead of reaching for thrills, it leaves them in the background and concentrates on the complexities of its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 24, 2011
Almost as impressive as Polanski's Chinatown and an extraordinary change of gear from one of the fine Czech New Wave's most notable alumni.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2011
[Heard] is one of America's great lost actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 23, 2011
The film moves with an easy uncoerced swing: moment by moment, scene by scene, we are unsure what to think or where we are going. It is a fascinating, organically grown drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2011
An underrated classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2011
Passer continued his wayward career without ever producing anything quite like Cutter again. It's a one-off, a largely overlooked shining gem. Do yourself a favour.
June 23, 2011
Cutter and Bone are seriously unlikeable characters, yet Czech émigré director Ivan Passer and writer Jeffrey Alan Fiskin make us see light in these hearts of darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2011
Exceptional script, direction and performances make this elliptical neo-noir a forgotten classic.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2011
Like the '70s output of Pakula and Lumet, Ivan Passer's tense thriller stands as a classy monument to the paranoia of post-Watergate America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 31, 2011
The three leads are on outstanding form, while Jack Nitzsche's score shimmers with foreboding.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2010
Paranoid crime thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 27, 2007
This anatomy of intimate male camaraderie in the post-Vietnam War era could have been more resonant if the tale didn't include a routine murder mystery, which diffuses the otherwise beautifully acted (particularly Jeff Bridges) and shot saga.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 9, 2006
The result is nothing less than a modern masterpiece, and a film ripe for rediscovery.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 3, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
Cutter's Way feels like a B-movie, but while its problems are readily apparent, a career-best turn from Heard and a typically charismatic performance from Bridges raise it above the crowd.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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