General Information

Glossary: C
Released Year: 2007
Runtime: 121 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Directors: Anton Corbijn
Casts: Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Matthew McNulty, Joe Anderson, Craig Parkinson, Richard Bremmer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Harry Treadaway, Tim Plester, Tanya Myers, Tanya Myers, Sam Riley, Herbert Grönemeyer, John Cooper Clarke, George Newton, Margaret Jackman, James Anthony Pearson, Andrew Sheridan, Robert Shelly, Martha Myers Lowe, Mary Jo Randle, Ben Naylor, David Whittington, Angus Addenbrooke, Nicola Harrison, June Alliss, Laura Chambers, Joseph Marshall, Monica Axelsson, Lotti Closs, Joanna Swain, Eady Williams
IMDB: Control (2007)

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IMDB Rating: 7.7


The New York Times - A.O. Scott
You don’t have to know anything about Joy Division to grasp the mysterious sorrow at its heart.
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
It's Corbijn, shooting with a poet's eye in a harshly stunning black-and-white, who cuts to the soul of Ian's life and music. You don't watch this movie, you live it.
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Control goes past the clichés of punk rock-god gloom to offer a snapshot of alienation that's shockingly humane.
Salon - Stephanie Zacharek
Lovely and deeply touching picture.
The New Yorker - Anthony Lane
Those who worship Joy Division may bridle at Corbijn’s film for its reluctance to mythologize their hero. Speaking as someone so irretrievably square that I not only never listened to the band but didn’t even know anyone who liked it, I can’t imagine a tribute more fitting than this.

Control (2007)

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.