The Limits of Control is the story of a mysterious loner (played by Mr. De Bankolé), a stranger, whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged.
The Limits of Control is probably the least entertaining movie I have seen in a long time. With most reviews I try to balance the good and bad, but there wasn’t too much good in it. The cinematography in the movie was amazing, but that is where the compliments end. I understand the director was trying to be artistic and creative with the film, but it came out very boring. The main character has no personality and does the same things over and over, so you need to rely on the characters he comes across for any emotion. Each of the characters have a meaning towards the overall message of the film and some people may appreciate that aspect. I feel like the movie just missed it’s point and it might have worked if the viewer was given more intrigue or something to hook them in, but there isn’t really anything there. The plot itself isn’t anything special and as I struggled to finish the film I kept hoping that maybe an amazing ending would make me forgive the rest of the film, but that didn’t happen.
Once again I know there is a lot of symbolism and the film makes a point, but from an entertainment perspective the film was horrible and dull. I can appreciate artistic films and try to look for the good in even the worst of movies, but I couldn’t find it with The Limits of Control. I know some people will love this movie just for being as abstract as it is, but the average movie goer will probably hate the film.
The Limits Of Control Trailer
My Rating: 3/10
Originally posted 2009-11-09 07:33:47.