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The Armenian genocide and its aftermath are filtered through the eyes of a featureless man in The Cut, Turkish director Fatih Akin's laborious latest.
J. R. Jones,
Akin has mischievously called the movie a western, and his wide-screen photography gives a sweeping sense of the vast distances separating the hero from his girls.
Boyd van Hoeij,
An ambitious but only intermittently stirring historical epic from Turkish-German director Fatih Akin.
Los Angeles Times:
This depiction could be seen as an allegory of the millions who have been displaced by the Syrian war and continue to fight for their survival as refugees.
New York Daily News:
The journey is brutal, and at over two hours it's exhausting. But it's a story that needs to be told.
New York Times:
Too many scenes feel routine or cliched, sometimes even those depicting extreme experiences.
Despite its visual beauty and Rahim's extraordinary, and silent, performance, the film never quite manages to connect on an emotional level.
This epic of genocide, exile, and fortitude offers raw emotion and marvelous vistas - and is also a demanding sit, as epics of genocide and exile probably should be.
New York Magazine/Vulture:
The Cut is a haunting movie, but there are times when one wonders whether Akin should go more for the emotional jugular, rub our faces in the monstrosity he's depicting.
Vanessa H. Larson,
Akin uses a visually compelling yet sober, almost restrained, aesthetic that differs from the more full-throttle approach of some of his previous work.