The Limits of Control

For every way in, there is another way out.


The Limits of Control
This arthouse piece has generally not impressed the critics. The story is set in Spain, where a lone hitman travels from location to location, exchanging matchboxes with diamonds for matchboxes with instructions, which he duly follows. He is on a mission to kill someone, but along the way he has to resist the charms of a naked young lady (continually). All the people he meets share their philosophies with him, which he patiently listens to.

111 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity).
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Is this my best side?
Is this my best side?

Credits

Cast
Isaach de BankoléTilda Swinton, John Hurt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Bill Murray
Director
Jim Jarmusch
ScreenplayJim Jarmusch
MusicBoris
CinematographyChristopher Doyle
EditingJay Rabinowitz
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byFocus Features, Entertainment Farm, PointBlank Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama
LanguageStrong, abusive, frequent
NudityFull nudity in seductive prolonged scenes. Highly sexualised.
SexNone, sexual innuendoes, attempted seduction
ViolenceModerate to strong, brief, infrequent, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild profanities, infrequent
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Attiyah Kahn quote iconExistential delight for film fundis
15
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconKultusfiguur se 'kunsfliek' frustreer en verveel
5
Cape Times
Micheal Rechtshaffen quote iconMany matchboxes, no fire
5
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconPhilosophizing that amounts to far too little
3
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
3
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconJim Jarmusch’s latest has all the requisite elements for a study in cool.
5
Metacritic.com
22 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
115 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon A minimalist exercise in not much of anything, The Limits of Control is a tedious viewing experience with little reward.
8

What the People say

Internet
4572 Netizens quote iconA film of mystery and silence
12

Average .. 37%

7

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