The Limits of Control details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Youki Kudoh, Hiam Abbass, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alex Descas, Tilda Swinton, Paz de la Huerta, Luis Tosar, John Hurt, Bill Murry, Isaach De Bankole|
|Genres:||Drama - General, Thriller - Crime|
|Collections:||John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Watch Online Bill Murray|
The Limits of Control
|1hr 51 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 51 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Director Jim Jarmusch returns with a dreamscape storyline that has no boundaries...
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2 hours of your life youll never get backBy a customer from London , 13 Dec 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]I realise this film is from an acclaimed director but seriously give it a miss, I was subjected to this movie via winning tickets on time out and whilst I totally get film noir and the concept this was just a bunch of poor actors who have performed better ( john hurt aside of course for his 2 mins appearance) stringing together a very bad script with virtualy one way dialect and a lead man who was so void of expression that the lack of dialect was painful.
where did they find him? he had the easiest script ever a couple of lines through the whole movie! and while that might work for the arnies this guy just did not pull it off and ended up making the whole film look like a bad 70's cheap movie.
The whole cinema ( the ones that stayed and didnt leave mid film which was about half the cinema honestly!) left bemused and apologising to thier friends for subjecting them to 2 hours of this.
I actually found myself forcing myself to stay for the end hoping it would justify the 2 hours of my life lost.... it didnt
If you chose to pay to see this movie you have sadistic tendancies towards yourself or your an avid fan of the producer no matter what he has the nerve to produce and sell as film noir-esque.. there can be no other reason for subjecting yourself to it.
I found myself actually admiring graffiti in spain for the most of the viewing and that was the most artistic thing about this movie.. I also have decided to direct and produce movies because there is no way on earth I could produce anything worse than this.
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Feast for eyes and mind, slow-paced, engaging, great sound, tooBy a customer , 02 Apr 2013This is a thoughtful, intelligent film, a real visual delight, and it follows on quite naturally from Ghost Dog, only it does not explain quite so much. The silences are necessary, allowing the viewer the space to look at what the director offers. Amongst other things a quiet wit you might miss if you did not allow yourself to just look... And yes, I agree it's not for those who look for relentless action. Really worth seeing, but chose your company well!
Not for everyone...By Gonemad1 (93 reviews) from ◄Gecko Reviews► , 11 Mar 2013...But liked it!. Would probably even watch it again in the future!. I had to type twenty words to post this comment.
could have been a lot betterBy a customer , 08 Jun 2012umm loved the style settings etc , but it could have been so much better, it tried to be too complicated but infact wasnt at all
if you dont like slow then stay away
Don't even think about it!!By a customer , 16 Jan 2012I was really looking forward to this film as there was some good names in it (John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Gael Garcia Bernal, Bill Murray)
It was terrible!!
I stayed with it hoping it would get better.
Lovely locations, but that's about allBy Oozoid (61 reviews) from Ayr , 05 Jan 2012I think Jarmusch is having a laugh with this one. Perhaps the title relates to his ability to keep you watching notwithstanding the lack of any story, dialogue, or sense. He really is testing the limits of his control over the viewer. Reminiscent of 'The Thief', the 1952 film with no dialogue at all, in which the telephone tells much of the story. In this one, no telephones are allowed.