8/10/2006

Control (2004)


Control (2004)-* * *

Directed by: Tim Hunter

Starring: Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Stephen Rea, Polly Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez









It looks like Control fell through the cracks for a theatrical release. Just because it's Direct To Video, doesn't mean it's awful. It is not. All the performances are first-rate especially Ray Liotta. He does a great job as the reformed killer. Willem Dafoe is his usual good self as the helpful doctor.



The weakest point in the movie is the ending. It feels rushed and pat. Besides that, this is a pretty clever movie that is worth checking out. Control has a near-perfect balance of action,suspense and emotion. Just pretend you didn't see the ending. The scene before that is powerful if a little clich├ęd.




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