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  • Summary: The massive labyrinthine netherworld that is the Budapest subway system, provides the stunning setting for Kontroll, a high-style, high-speed romantic thriller in which the lives of assorted outcasts, lovers and dreamers intersect and collide. (ThinkFilm)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. If it weren't so smartly filmed and acted, this might add up to an over-the-top mess. But watch how inventively Mr. Antal keeps the action moving and you'll see why his picture has won a passel of prizes.
  2. Kontroll is in fact an allegory, but one that oozes a gritty, dynamic realism.
  3. A highly exciting, visually alive thriller.
  4. 80
    Darkly funny and metaphorically potent.
  5. Grungy and uneven, but it has a rollicking pace and clearly intends to be good fun so that audiences may overlook its unsteady rhythms, pretensions and inconsistencies and take it for the fast and very furious ride it wants to be.
  6. Smart, imaginative - and nearly ­impossible to watch.
  7. Antal has assembled what may be the single most colorless group of mangy lowlifes I have ever seen.

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jaybee
    Aug 18, 2006
    10
    [***SPOILERS***] This movie was great! I'm with Richard L. Was it his dark side pusing people off the platform? Did he really make it upon the platform at the end of the movie and see the bear girl. No one else seemed to notice her, maybe she was an angel and that's why he was finally able to go up to the outside. Expand

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