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The Limits of Control Review

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5.0

Dave White Profile

More mysteries, more trains. Read full review

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  • 3.0
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  • 0

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Jim Jarmusch's Dada meander, shot by Christopher Doyle, is empty and excruciating -- that's really all you need to know.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    It might be that Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) is experimenting with creating a pastiche of dreamlike sequences that audiences can interpret as they wish. Or it may be merely pretension and hubris that fuels such a stylized and insubstantial story.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The Limits of Control, even with its flow of star cameos (Tilda Swinton, Gael García Bernal, a frenetic Bill Murray), is a listless long pause that rarely refreshes.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    While The Limits of Control offers some picturesque photography and grist for thought, it is ultimately too much like The Emperor's New Clothes to warrant anything approaching enthusiasm. The message is banal and the means by which it is presented reeks of artifice and pretention.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Unfortunately, the whole seldom adds up to the sum of its illustrious parts, and Jarmusch's trademark deadpan quirks seem to have gotten lost in the translation.

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