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In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley) undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Self/less boasts a potential-packed premise, but does frustratingly little with it, settling for lackluster action at the expense of interesting ideas.
Globe and Mail
Tarsem Singh has a reputation for making movies that are visually stunning but woefully inert and...
June 25, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
What starts out as an interesting exploration of identity soon gives way to the uninspired, generi...
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Interesting sci-fi ideas wasted in routine storytelling.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Self/less is a sci-fi thriller starring Ryan Reynolds about a dying millionaire who gets the chance to buy a new body. The second half of the movie has lots of action/violence, including fighting, chasing, guns/shooting, car crashes, and houses and people on fire, though very little blood is shown. When the main character gets his new body, viewers see a montage of him kissing and falling into bed with several women; no graphic nudity is shown, but it's implied that he has many sexual partners. Language includes one "f--k" and sporadic uses of "s--t," "bitch," and "damn." Some social and/or background drinking is shown.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
- Release Date:July 10, 2015
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD