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]
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 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
Creative Control looks more interesting than it is.
March 18, 2016
[The movie's] dilemma is intriguing only on a fairly superficial level.
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.
March 17, 2016
At times, I felt like I was out on a date with "Creative Control," only to find the movie kept checking its hair in the mirror every five minutes.
March 17, 2016
Like Antonioni, Dickinson is less interested in narrative structure and character development, but there's a problem here: He has nothing new to say about technology, alienation and the lost art of romance.
March 16, 2016
Handsomely made, but lacks grit and knowledge, recycling tired relationship woes and chemical excess other, more inventive features have explored to greater success.
March 16, 2016
Watching Creative Control ... is like seeing Steven Soderbergh's Kafka and Woody Allen's Manhattan distilled through an Instagram filter.
March 11, 2016
If nothing else, I would have been happier with a film that did something unexpected with its technology. Gorgeous cinematography aside, this was a tough slog.
March 10, 2016
Depressing in the extreme, "Creative Control" surfs its subject as if unaware of the possibilities.
March 10, 2016
Amounts to little more than a preening ode to one filmmaker's contempt for a very particular subset of humanity.
March 10, 2016
Combines a satire of corporate hipsterdom with a metaphor for personal alienation and sexual fantasy, without ever completely committing to either.
March 8, 2016
The film's monochrome palette and crisp lensing lend it a well-defined severity otherwise wholly lacking.
March 8, 2016
Dickinson feints at the ways films like Computer Chess and Primer interrogated reality via technology's dark lens but never fully signs up with that approach.
March 7, 2016
Dickinson, who co-wrote the script with Micah Bloomberg, tells the story in sleek and archly composed black-and-white images that themselves have the feel of advertising.
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