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Vince White

I walked out of this film. So can't comment to the end it disgusted me so much. Any lovers of Joy Division ( and I'm not a 'fan' of anything) this was an utter disappointment. The rich territory of the Joy Division existential landscape, a land abundant with possibilities for any artist was desecrated into a cheap chick flick. Tripe and cheap join the dots. No understanding of what made the guy tick. Girls might enjoy it for the 'relationship' 'drama'. Any Joy Division fans stay well clear.High points: live performances especially 'Transmission'.Just watch the real live stuff. This film was EMPTY.

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badmartianshrew

I just watched Control and thought it was utterly brilliant. I think Chris Cabin's comments show an intellectual snobbery and lack of generosity towards what is an outstanding achievment on Corbijn's part. It's bloody hard to direct a good movie... that's why there's so much crap out there. When someone gets in right its a breath of fresh air. Thank god he didn't try and make a movie that pandered to all the die-hard Joy Division fans, they've already got their version of events worked out anyway, and probably nothing Corbijn could do would please them.People write mean-spirited reviews like this because they have absolutley no idea what goes into putting work like this out there. Just check out the movie and be blown away by a work of staggering depth and authenticity. Just don't expect to have your spirits lifted. it really is Grim Up North.

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