The Limits of Control

The Limits of Control
The Limits of Control
  • R
  • 1h 56m
  • 2009
Rotten43%
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Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch delivers a stylish and sexy new thriller about a mysterious loner (De Bankolé) who arrives in Spain with instructions to meet various strangers, each one a part of his dangerous mission. Featuring an all-star international cast that includes Isaach De Bankolé, Gael García Bernal, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray, it’s a stunning journey in an exotic Spanish landscape that simmers with heat and suspense.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten43%
Critics Consensus: A minimalist exercise in not much of anything, The Limits of Control is a tedious viewing experience with little reward.
Reviews
Time Out
Ben Kenigsberg
Fresh

December 14, 2018
Time Out
David Jenkins
Fresh

A work of dazzling formal discipline that riffs on the simple notion of repetition and variation.

June 22, 2017
Times (UK)
Kevin Maher
Fresh

It's bold, confrontational cinema that will, as its author intended, have you questioning at every...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

This shallow conundrum is at once a dull thriller and a humourless comedy, the sort of colossally...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Adam Woodward
Fresh

This is a demanding film that will no doubt fuel the art-house naysayers, yet set against a vivid...

December 14, 2018
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:May 1, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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