States of Control (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

States of Control (1997)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

States of Control Videos

States of Control Photos

Movie Info

This grim drama follows a depressed young woman as she struggles to take control of her dead-end life. Her psychological journey's first step is to stop sleeping; she next heeds the dubious bad advice of a cynical, aging director. Both actions empower her to enact her darkest fantasies.


Nancy Giles
as Joanna Volker
Jason Culp
as Porn Customer
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for States of Control

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

disquieting treatment of a dissatisfied Manhattan woman

May 9, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Old School Reviews

The lead performance by Jennifer Van Dyck is hypnotic and devastatingly real and would have earned an Oscar nomination had the film been backed by the kind of money that usually supports such contenders.

February 23, 2006 | Rating: 4/5
Boxoffice Magazine

A yuppie in a midlife crisis alternates between repression and indulgence in new experiences. Sensual but unsympathetic.

March 11, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Even by low-budget, indie standards, this is an unusually claustrophobic, self-absorbed work whose commercial prospects are bleak.

March 5, 2002 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

An astute, thought-provoking film, but the ending left me just as dissatisfied as Lisa is throughout the movie, in her journey to not follow by the rules of today's superficial society.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for States of Control

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about States of Control!

States of Control Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss States of Control on our Movie forum!

News & Features