With the exception of a segment in the adaptation of Tim Winton’s collection of short stories, The Turning, Cut Snake is Ayers first foray into film since 2007 and The Home Song Trilogy. Nearly 10 years in television as director and producer may have been successful but they show in Cut Snake. What may work on the small screen does not necessarily translate to the movie house.
As the storyline unfolds and the two ex-cons get themselves into deeper and deeper water, the level of belief needs to be suspended. It’s hard to dislike the film (or the two central characters) but it’s nothing to get excited about.