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The Limits of Control

Rated R for graphic nudity and some language.

R In Theaters 05/1/2009 , 116min.
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40%
Viewer score based on 11 ratings
41%
Critic score based on 22 reviews

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October 20, 2013
p58jackson
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
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
May 26, 2009
Michfla317
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....

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Los Angeles Times
A little like guided meditation with suggestions floated, waiting, left untethered. It's up to you to distill meaning -- which will leave some convinced the director is merely self-indulgent, and others deeply satisfied. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
A little like guided meditation with suggestions floated, waiting, left untethered. It's up to you to distill meaning -- which will leave some convinced the director is merely self-indulgent, and others deeply satisfied. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
This beautifully shot and painstakingly constructed film is a self-indulgent bucket of hogwash. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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. Full Review

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