Creative Control Reviews

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April 5, 2019
"Creative Control" is arrogant and pretentious in its storytelling, too focused on looking cool and hip and thus making its lead character completely unsympathetic.
October 31, 2017
There is no depth. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 13, 2017
Bits of (virtual) reality in a very interesting hipster satire. [Full review in Spanish]
July 1, 2016
The people in this future are shallow, selfish and depressing.
April 1, 2016
As technology causes humans to drift further apart emotionally, that's a problem the film itself can't reconcile.
March 25, 2016
Shot in black-and-white, with some smartly strategic use of color, Creative Control has a sleek, polished look that belies its indie beginnings.
March 24, 2016
The movie is like Manhattan with mobile phones, and in fact the idea of constructing one's own reality fits right in with the Woody Allenesque tone.
March 23, 2016
It's not easy to make a satire like this without crankiness, or to bring a new talent to the buckshotting of that sitting duck known as Nouveau Brooklyn, where "Namaste" is the Tibetan word for "f--- you."
March 19, 2016
A legitimately stylish close to a strainingly trendy film, suggesting that Dickinson may indeed have some talent if he could only get over himself.
March 19, 2016
It captures Brooklyn's trendy Williamsburg neighborhood in a whole new light. Shame the film couldn't do the same with its lame attempts at satire. But, hey, that's reality. And as we all know, it bites.
March 18, 2016
It's an enjoyable effort, with statements to make about everything from tech to the male gaze (Splice Today)
March 18, 2016
Better and a lot sexier than "Ex Machina" and "Her." Virtual reality sex thriller is a fun Brooklyn-hipster ride.
March 18, 2016
The self-reflexive humor keeps the film grounded.
March 18, 2016
Creative Control is shot in glorious black-and-white, which always makes New York look better and also complements the vector-graphic aesthetic of the glasses nicely. But the film's most important innovation is the use of Reggie Watts.
March 18, 2016
This one is ambitious and good looking as it deals with a new computer dealie that's like Google Glass, only it actually does something.
March 18, 2016
Creative Control looks more interesting than it is.
March 18, 2016
[The movie's] dilemma is intriguing only on a fairly superficial level.
March 18, 2016
While it hits some of the usual sci-fi tropes, Creative Control's center of gravity isn't tech itself, but the relationships of those who use it.
March 17, 2016
In creating a social satire, Dickinson doesn't find much comic relief in Creative Control. His movie is dead serious stuff approaching a cautionary warning about our growing technology codependence.
March 17, 2016
Even after establishing David as a panicky wreck addicted to his morning Xanax chewables and evening booze, the movie doesn't dramatize his ensuing breakdown so that it makes sense or generates much sympathy.
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