Creative Control Reviews

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 18, 2016
Creative Control looks more interesting than it is.
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
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 17, 2016
"Creative Control" is a hypnotic voyage into a society where technology addiction comes to rule and ruin those who fall under its seductive spell.
March 11, 2016
The more we augment reality, Dickinson seems to suggest, the more we reveal what's true about ourselves.
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
For a film about technology's growing dehumanization, this stylized beauty is a frisky, formidable temptation.
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 10, 2016
Creative Control is the bleeding-edge tech drama we hoped Steve Jobs would be. It's always the start-ups that surprise us.
March 8, 2016
The film's monochrome palette and crisp lensing lend it a well-defined severity otherwise wholly lacking.
March 8, 2016
Granted, it isn't exactly the first film (or book or TV show) to suggest that the glitzy devices and ubiquitous smartphones that connect us are also alienating us, but it does so with a fresh sci-fi spin.
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.
February 9, 2016
A contemplative tone, a zigzagging narrative, superb widescreen black-and-white cinematography and an infusion of dry humor make it feel genuinely fresh.
February 9, 2016
More stylishly compelling and seamlessly produced than it is imaginative.
February 9, 2016
Visually scrumptious and slickly told, Creative Control illustrates the power of groundbreaking technology while also indicting its extremes.