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R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
A mysterious stranger (Isaach De Bankolé) works outside the law and keeps his objectives hidden, trusting no one. While his demeanor is paradoxically focused and dreamlike all at once, he embarks on a journey that not only takes him across Spain, but also through his own consciousness.

Cast: Isaach De Bankolé , Gael García Bernal , Tilda Swinton , John Hurt , Bill Murray , Hiam Abbass , Paz de la Huerta , Alex Descas

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

The Limits of Control (2009)

Release Date: May 1st, 2009|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • Even the great ones hit snags. With The Limits of Control, Jim Jarmsuch gets tangled up in his own deadpan. show more

  • The result is that rare movie specimen, a completely intentional, expertly guided work of art that fails almost completely. show more

  • 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. show more

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  • October 20, 2013 p58jackson
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    Perhaps the worst movie ever filmed. Especially if you are looking for a movie will Bill Murray; don\'t do it. Why he did it, I have no idea.

  • June 07, 2009 davidmarcel1
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    A cinematic masterpiece from one of the greatest Director's of our time. With very little dialgue it is told through symbolism. Most Americans will be bored because they are used to sugar coated mainstream films where there has to be action every two seconds or someone will flip up theit cell phone. Limits challenges your patience and allows you to think about the times in our lives that are the in-betweens , the moments of waiting-and what we choose to do with them. Thanks, Jim.

  • May 26, 2009 Karen
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    Unbelievably boring right to the finish. It seemed to be a ridiculously long commercial for the wrinkle free shirts he was sleeping in for days at a time....

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