The Limits of Control

Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
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  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    90
    A little like guided meditation with suggestions floated, waiting, left untethered. It's up to you to distill meaning -- which will leave some convinced the director is merely self-indulgent, and others deeply satisfied.
  2. 80
    Like everything Jarmusch, The Limits of Control is calibrated for cool.
  3. Almost absurdly quiet and observant, The Limits of Control is about the space between the action, the steps along the way.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. MichaelB
    Oct 3, 2009
    0
    Yes, how did he get the backers for this empty nonsense, he obviously didn't show them the rushes.
  2. JamesJ.
    Jul 17, 2009
    10
    I do not agree with the negativity of the critics. Hardly ever does a movie delve so deeply into the depth of the cinematic universe. This I do not agree with the negativity of the critics. Hardly ever does a movie delve so deeply into the depth of the cinematic universe. This film distills the art and history of cinema into a picturesque haiku. Bravo, JJ! Full Review »
  3. DH
    May 13, 2009
    9
    This is a pretty fantastic movie -- while I wouldn't expect popular audiences to embrace this film, I'm kind of stunned it's This is a pretty fantastic movie -- while I wouldn't expect popular audiences to embrace this film, I'm kind of stunned it's getting such negative attention from critics. Full Review »