Control Reviews

November 3, 2018
Sam Riley is a revelation in the lead role in what is one of the outstanding British films of the year.
November 18, 2011
October 5, 2010
The film overcomes the central miscasting of Samantha Morton.
September 25, 2010
The way Ian Curtis blocked his onstage movement mirrored isolationism in his home life. He clasped the microphone stand like a drowning man would a life preserver, but he couldn't stay afloat in dreary waters of his own creation. A seamless rock biopic.
July 15, 2009
Film %u0107e stoga biti shvatljiv samo onim gledateljima koji detalje povijesti "Joy Divisiona" i Curtisovog %u017Eivota imaju u malom prstu, a to su, dakako, najokorjeliji fanovi.
May 13, 2009
April 23, 2009
Control never gets any closer to the mystery than when the music plays. Too bad it cuts the songs short, returning to the banalities they were meant to shatter.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
The film leaves you with the impression of an almost painfully innocent young singer, for whom alienation was, alas, far more than a pose.
August 7, 2008
July 31, 2008
Control does justice to Curtis' legacy but fails to make any further grasps for significance.
May 26, 2008
Um filme repleto de planos magnificamente compostos e que se tornam ainda mais impactantes graas impecvel fotografia em preto-e-branco de Martin Ruhe.
March 30, 2008
Positioning art as a necessary surrender to a creative force which removes the self dangerously from existence and society, Control intimately connects in tragic yet euphoric ways to the mixed blessing of the radically unleashed musical imagination.
March 6, 2008
Some of Riley's musical performances are electrifying. This would not be a bad movie at all, except for the infuriatingly romantic portrayal of suicide.
February 22, 2008
Ian's trapped between insurrection and guilt, and so is Corbijn's film which mires itself in the artist's bourgeoisie dramas without figuring out how they influenced his music.
February 4, 2008
Smashes the music biopic mold by portraying the star at its center not as a mythological creature, but as a real-life, messed-up kid in over his head.
January 19, 2008
More expressive than Gus Van Sant's "Last Days" about a tragic music figure, but incrementally so.
January 16, 2008
Tells me more than I care to know about the ill-fated singer with a personality like talcum powder and songs fit to make the depressed even more depressed.
January 15, 2008
Part of the reason this film works so splendidly is that, given its ending, it doesn't have the luxury of pretend redemption.
January 1, 2008
Riley gives a great performance, and director Corbijn's direction is deceptively perceptive. One of the year's best.