"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."
- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"A forceful, watchable, strongly presented picture and a courageous, honest gesture from Fatih Akin."
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"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."
- Bilge Ebiri New York Magazine/Vulture