• mikecuenca

    ★★★★ Rewatched by mikecuenca 13 Aug, 2014

    Some of the most beautiful black and white photography ever committed to film.

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  • Chris Campbell

    Watched by Chris Campbell 20 Sep, 2007

    In Anton Corbijn’s biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, Control, he tells the story in a subtle and visually gorgeous fashion. Shot in black and white, the film works much in the way that a photograph evokes more than is within the frame. Instead of providing a comprehensive examination of a life, we see significant moments along the way and are left to piece the story together ourselves. With great performances by Sam Riley as Ian Curtis and…

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  • Ingmar

    ★★★ Watched by Ingmar 06 Aug, 2014 1

    Ian Curtis, underground post-punk musical icon, died at the age of twenty-three in the year of 1980. Unlike other musicians who died at unreasonably young ages, Curtis' life was not destroyed by over-indulgence of dangerous substances (though they certainly didn't help). Curtis just wasn't built for a life of fame or mass success, and when his copious impulses assimilated into reality, the man shattered.

    Emerging from the lifestyle of an ordinary glam rock fan, Curtis was thrust into fame when…

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  • AS

    ★★★ Watched by AS 04 Aug, 2014

    Whew, what a slog. Toby Kebbell deserved a better film.

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  • Desbarrancadero

    Added by Desbarrancadero

    Anton Corbijn es un genio en lo visual. Es el tipo que puede hacer soportable, e inclusive admirable, una banda como U2.
    Es una película bella visualmente que se toma su tiempo para contar todo por partes. Nunca termina de estallar porqué, no sé, así no es la figura que se ha creado de Ian Curtis. se va más por ser anecdotica, encerra en sus mismos escenarios y sobria. Nada de esto es un desacierto, al contrario se agradece que la imagen de un rockstar no este aquí, sino el retrado de una persona.
    PD: Siempre he querido bailar como lo hacen en sus gigs.

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  • Nick Ondras

    ★★★★ Watched by Nick Ondras 27 Jul, 2014

    83/100

    "Could be worse. You could be the lead singer of The Fall."

    PARTY DOWNER.

    I had no idea Martin Starr managed Joy Division.

    Oh, how I long for the days when the Weinsteins only distributed movies instead of editorially meddled-cum-produced them.

    There are actor's movies, there are director's movies, there are writer's movies. But Anton Corbijn's enigmatic 2007 debut "Control" feels like a photographer's movie, while still being one that tries to be all three preceding descriptions at once.…

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  • Ingrid Bergman

    ★★★★½ Added by Ingrid Bergman

    This is one of the best music biopics I have ever seen. Sam Riley is mesmerizing as Ian Curtis (founder and vocalist of Joy Division) and even manages to nail Ian's unique on stage performance! Highly Recommended!

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  • Elias Elias

    ★★★★★ Added by Elias Elias

    I usually start to watch movies without knowing anything about them, just for the surprise that I feel with the outcome, this was the case with this one.

    I was watching it, and for the first 15min it was ok, nothing special, but when Ian (the main character) says the name of the band, I simply jumped out of my bed and said: "I`m watching a movie about Joy Division"!!!

    That was the best feeling ever!

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  • Ross Miller

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ross Miller 19 Jul, 2014

    I'm a huge Joy Division fan anyway so I'm predisposed to like any film about them but even apart from that this is a beautifully shot, fittingly moody film with great performances, particularly by Sam Riley who really captures the essence of one of music history's most fascinating frontmen.

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  • Jackie Perrone

    ★★★★ Added by Jackie Perrone

    Ok, so anyone who knows me know that i'm a fan of the band Joy Division and i've been listening to them since i was a teen. Although they didn't truly become my one of my favorite bands until i saw Control on my 20th birthday

    Anyway, on to the review.

    It should be pretty obvious what this film is about. You follow around Ian's life before Joy Division was formed right to his suicide on May 18th 1980. Pretty…

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★½ Watched by feedingbrett 25 Jun, 2014

    Review In A Nutshell:

    I don't consider myself as the biggest Joy Division enthusiast, but I can proudly say that I do love their music and I consider myself at least a fan of their work. The band has made an impact on my life and my perspective of music. I remember when around 5-6 years ago, when I first heard the band, I listened to Unknown Pleasures, it didn't instantly blow me away instead it crept up on me…

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  • alphonse

    ★★★★ Rewatched by alphonse 21 Jun, 2014 2

    In Anton Corbjin's Control we have the chance to see the world through the eyes of Ian Curtis, the vocalist of the acclaimed british band from the late 70s, Joy Division, which is actually one of my all time favorite bands. Control documents the relationship bewtween Ian Curtis and his wife and between Ian Curtis and his mistress, his battle against epilepsy and the path to Joy Division's fame and the way all those happenings destroyed his life.

    Control was…

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