Control Control , a biopic of the late Ian Curtis, lead singer with gloomy Brit indie rockers Joy Division, is stylishly directed by rock photographer Anton… Control Control , a biopic of the late Ian Curtis, lead singer with gloomy Brit indie rockers Joy Division, is stylishly directed by rock photographer Anton…
DVD Review

Control (2008)

Sam Riley, Control | IN CONTROL Sam Riley grabs the spotlight in this biopic of late '80s indie rocker Ian Curtis
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IN CONTROL Sam Riley grabs the spotlight in this biopic of late '80s indie rocker Ian Curtis
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jun 03, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jun 03, 2008; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Biography, Drama; With: Samantha Morton and Sam Riley; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Control, a biopic of the late Ian Curtis, lead singer with gloomy Brit indie rockers Joy Division, is stylishly directed by rock photographer Anton Corbijn and boasts a great central performance from Sam Riley. But 2002's 24 Hour Party People, which covers much of the same ground, is a lot more fun. EXTRAS Corbijn, who knew Curtis, expertly discusses his subject in a making-of doc and on a commentary track. Also included: a sizable gallery of production stills and a TV clip of the real Joy Division playing their single ''Transmission.'' B

Originally posted Jun 06, 2008 Published in issue #997 Jun 13, 2008 Order article reprints
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