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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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In the Cut -- if what we have on screen is the best part of the film that made the cut, one can only imagine the dearth of unsavoriness that landed on the cutting room floor - the place this entire film should be.
This doesn't mean that Ryan is bad in the film, for she's not -- she's merely adequate, if a little bland, in a bad picture. And In the Cut is indeed a bad picture; surprisingly bad, really, given the pedigree involved.
Though the oppressive artiness makes the early scenes fairly ridiculous, the director's odd methods add rare tension to the climax, as it becomes evident that the finale won't be so predictable in Campion's hands.