Friday, August 5, 2016

Control (2004)

Director: Tim Hunter

Writers: Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer

Composer: Louis Febre

Starring: Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Rea, Polly Walker, Kathleen Robertson, Tim DeKay, Mark Pickard, Stewart Alexander, Glenn Wrage

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Old habits die hard...

Plot: A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Good flick.  I digs me some Liotta and Defoe and they both put in some good performances. The story is somewhat predictable but the ending is satisfying as is the neat little piece of business you find out near the end.  I really dug that.  It's a well-told story with likable characters that matter.  Liotta is particularly on top of it bringing his horrible character around to where you like the guy and you're rooting for him.  This is definitely worth checking out if it sounds remotely interesting.  The Sony DVD has a nice anamorphic widescreen print with a 16-minute making of featurette and 7 trailers (including one for this picture).  A commentary would be nice but I'll take what I can get.

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