• The Limits of Control (2009)

The Limits of Control

Release Date: May 1st, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2009

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

Production Co: Pointblank Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, 2000s, Suspenseful, Transformation, Murder, Quest, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Almost absurdly quiet and observant, The Limits of Control is about the space between the action, the steps along the way. show more

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

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