CUT! breaks into Top 5000 on IMDb

CUT! made the TOP 5000 this week on IMDb (2764). Highest total ever!



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Kick the Seat Review

Kick Seat Review of CUT!:

It would be easy to write off David Rountree’s Cut! as “soft-core Saw”, with its harried hostages and zero-hour revelation montage—but Clerks is closer to the mark.

In the vein of Saw, Cut! piles twist upon twist upon twist upon twist, forming a black hole of cleverness that devours its final minutes. Modestly budgeted, mostly well acted, and shot beautifully, there’s an undeniable level of passion here that’s backed up by solid filmmaking. I would show this to anyone wondering if “real” movies can be made outside the studio system.

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House Party Review

Horror House Party - Review

David Rountree, who wrote and directed “Cut!,” plays Travis, who directs “Cut!” the movie-within-the-movie. Rountree does an excellent, understated job as the guy who wants to make a movie, but who never heard the word ethics. He is spot-on as the consummate con artist, smiling and affable, your absolute best bud – who just happens to turn you into a cold-blooded killer for his own purposes. Towards the end of the film, Rountree has the opportunity to show real fake emotion, and he is perfectly almost believable, expertly pointing an important clue without seeming to do so.

The look of this film is truly remarkable. Director David Rountree (winner of the award for “Best Director” at the IFTV Festival) and Director of Photography Ace Underhill have given this film a polished look not usually achieved by independent horror films, and not always attained by the big studio efforts, either. Rountree isn’t afraid to light his scenes so you can actually see the action, yet he is equally willing to keep things in the dark when necessary. And the filming of one scene, where fishermen find curious parcels in the sea at dawn, is downright poetic.

Because of the twists and turns, this is a movie that is best seen in one sitting with no interruptions (take that into consideration when deciding whether to see it at home or in a theatre). Those who saw the film at its limited-release-opening in Los Angeles were privileged to see it before too many surprises were revealed, but this is a particularly well-crafted film that will stand up to spoilers, and will remain enjoyable after multiple viewings. 

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CUT! Makes Front Page of EE World News

CUT! made the front home page of this morning with a great review!

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Rountree got his start as an actor and it is often said that actors are the best directors. This is definitely true in the case of CUT!, as his direction is amazing as the performances are so real and chilling. All the performances were wonderful and spot on, even down to the supporting character and cameo roles. “Being able to work with such a generous director is always a treat, and when you are allowed to express yourself fully through a character as deep and dark as he may be, and make things your own is like striking gold,” said an enthusiastic Banks. Scarber, Lanier-Bramlett, and Salem give stand out performances as well.
As for all the great reviews the film is receiving and the sold out premiere and screenings, Banks had this to say,” To watch everything come together so beautifully as it did for our premiere is almost as great as being front row to my favorite metal band (laughs). It hits you right in the heart.”
“It is such an incredible thrill to have our premiere sold out,” added Rountree. “The reviews have been so overwhelmingly positive and I am excited for everyone to finally get to see and enjoy what their heart and dedication to the project has accomplished. There has been such a positive buzz centered around this that it is a tremendous reward for all of the hard work our team did to get CUT!  done.
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