Self/less


One scientist found a way to conquer death by implanting his consciousness into a young body, created by genetic engineering. This operation is costly and is conducted in secret, and therefore only a limited number of persons. Dying elderly businessman decides to do that and gets the chance to live another life. However, when he reopened the mystery of the origin of the new body, it starts hunting secret organization that will stop at nothing to protect their interests.

Director:
  • Tarsem Singh

Stars:
Release Date: 2015-07-10
IMDb icon 6.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:57m
  • Budget: $26,000,000
  • Revenue: $12,276,810
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reviews
Verina Jaqitsch
06 August 2015 | 10:30

Even after watching the trailer in the cinema, I am very interested in this picture. First, I like the movies, where at the forefront are questions about our mind, or in this event resettlement other biological membranes. Well and secondly, it hurt any I am Ryan Reynolds, there is nothing will not do. For that I immediately made his required to view and first the possibilities are rushed in the cinema, with feeling that my expectations will be justified. And looking ahead, is to say that I was left more than satisfied.

In the annotation to the film said that the film razvarivaetsya in the future, but found that the characters are our contemporaries and the whole sci-Fi background also unfold here and now and not neofuturists era. This fact for me was extremely positive and more turn for the optimistic.

After watching the trailer, it was easy to guess about how it will develop a plot outline and what the actual meaning of the picture in so it happened. Seriously ill but a very rich man, a construction tycoon who built modern new York, not wanting to move away in another world, decided on a risky, call it, the manipulation of your mind and it is the relocation of its in healthy young "fresh grown" body. After the habitation of his new body, Damien realizes that well and being a man, not devoid of intelligence trying to get to truth.

It turns out that "got the car with mileage" in wife six-year-old daughter. So hero Reynolds takes on the warpath. In this moment, the film of the Thriller blends in a mediocre action movie: car chases, fights, gunfire, flamethrowers — all quite smotrim and does not cause any negative emotions. But final I was disappointed and not because I'm an evil woman, who doesn't believe in the kindness of the human soul, and because everything is so or otherwise, has its price and mark (former occupant of the body) knew her. Its not stolen, not taken, not has been deceived, he knew he was and went to it consciously for the sake of his daughter. He received the promise, and in this respect it was a fair deal (how much, generally selling yourself a biomaterial can be honest). And a little more about benefactors, personally, I'm not caught this fine (apparently nano) face of a dramatic rebirth of the old cynical power-hungry Damien dry in young Damian, who in the end deliberately brings herself to sacrifice (though perhaps it is a side effect of resettlement of consciousness, where I know).

As for Albright, of the brain this action, I would not called it a villain. He is not evil, it is obsessed, brilliant minds are often characterized as crazy, strange as it didn't sound "clever crazy".

Acting pleased me. Beautiful and favorite Ben Kingsley, it is a pity that it is a little, very cute Natalie Martinez and Janie Lynn Kinchen, although I was slightly puzzled by some without emotionality lovely ladies when shooting and burning people alive like they see that every second and fourth weekend of the month. Ryan Reynolds in fine form and as always good and plays well. But that's what I am really fascinated by this same "smart crazy" in the performance of Matthew Goode, with creativity which I wasn't know (urgently to patch the cinematic gaps). It the Professor was very well executed, but not quite spelled out by the authors, I personally would know about him more and to see a little more often.

In the end, was a very good movie except that will appreciate a nice picture and a decent story, and will offer good food for thought for all those who don't care.

8 from 10

Doroteya Zigmund
03 September 2015 | 10:24

Death — this, what is each of the us. Someone faster, some do not slowly, but in the end everyone will reach that point.

The main character — construction tycoon, who left to live on the floor — years, his long life has made in the business a lot of vertices, but a valuable loss of close relations with the daughter. In desperation, grabs the last hope — using genetic engineering transfers his consciousness in to another body, the most trying to extend its life.

The script is pretty interesting and keeps tension. The film is not worth the place is constantly moving and does not get bored. Of course, at some point comes the understanding, than all to end, but the desire to see what will not continue disappears.

Ben Kingsley their part played on its usual high level. But here the character Reynolds be believed with difficulty, but on the background of the action it is poorly visible.

Overall, the movie was not to science fiction, not to fighter. And there something is enough.

5.5 of 10

PS: Looked and have forgotten how to say.

Georgeanne Krueger
21 March 2019 | 01:04

If you believe that the soul exists, the film is "Out of control" you may not like it. After all, according to the intent of the writers of the brethren Pastors make the man only his mind + memories. In this convinces the head of the secret company of dying from cancer of the genius of the construction business Damien. He is invited to start a new career in a new body, but with old memories. The body is not someone else, and Ryan Reynolds. However, when the past operation overwrite the of consciousness Damien learns that was possessed not in a vessel created through genetic engineering, and real human, amusing existential dramedy on a new 35-year-old life once the 70-year-old goners becomes action.

Yes, the idea itself by itself not new, although embodiments in one one so much. Strictly speaking, this is no "body swap" how to write. Communication no. With a scientific point of view what is happening in "Out of control" we want to compare with recording hard drive format, i.e., just over old data. In the donor acts as a commando, probably introduced in an artificial coma. Wakes up he already do not a soldier, and the businessman, T. C. in procedure is the process of overwriting consciousness. However, , given that the brain is biologically remains the same, the life suspecting Damien periodically knock the memories of the commandos, who are the Creator of technology false calls "hallucinations."

Subsequently, moral-ethical scientist at the name Albright explains this is very simple: say, as the world's greatest minds from Einstein to jobs ceased to exist just because they let down their own the body, so the victim-donors in the form of "mediocrity" is justified. The more, the soldier went on it voluntarily (although forced to pay health insurance sick daughter). Part of the audience with this concept will surely argue, and is as anyway, plus the script. All whether human life is equally valuable or there are those that is more valuable? From each will have your answer on this question.

In order to cope with the "calls from someone else's life," Albright prescribes Damien tablets. According to the plot a year's course completely erases the remains of the previous person, i.e., not only memories, and even the reflexes in this case, the reflexes of a professional military. Conversely, the rejection of the adoption of tablets leads to that the donor "primordial" consciousness is gradually replacing the overwritten. However, they have a question: people with a new biological brain will be as talented as a before? Our abilities — it is only consciousness + experience, or they are directly dependent on the frequency of a biological processor? From the soldier then it is certainly not as developed as a great businessman. However, this question, the authors of "Beyond itself," not even are specified.

But the main philosophical theme of another failed attempt of man to take the place of God in the movie is revealed completely. Albright, despite all attempts not able what to create life from nothing but even to breathe have developed personality in artificially created biological material. Ie roughly the idea of a pastor, the person is not able to revive a dead body, nor to create their own. He can only be "stealing" even a healthy body to replace it is a person. Ie prolongation of one life in this way is possible only by the death of another. In a sense, it is brought to the absolute the problem of illegal organ transplantation.

It is surprising that in the Director's chair "Out of control" I sat by Tarsem Singh. For the years, he has created a deserved reputation as one of the best of visionaries with unique handwriting and style. However, nothing we singhasari in the tape is not seeing. "Out of control" is made via the Hollywood the canons of the sci-Fi Thriller/drama and in the matter of script and in the matter of the visual embodiment. Although the same time I want to be happy for author: the average rating of the picture on the half a point higher than the previous two its experiments: "war of the Gods" and"Snow white". Ie Tarsem showed that in the field of genre cinema and on the patterns is capable of capturing very high quality. However, in the rolled "Out of control" failed. However, this rather, the issue of promotion and casting. From the film is pretty decent, holding in the stress scenario, which even managed to avoid the typical sugary Hollywood ending and the climax predictable moves. However, Ryan Reynolds is not brought the project for almost nothing except texture (appearance, character), and playing his wife Natalie Martinez not able to do even that. If their places are, such as actors the level of Russell Crowe and Elizabeth banks, it and the rating was it money would be more.

8 from 10

faq
How long is Self/less?
2h 37m
How much has Self/less made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are $12,276,810.
How much did it cost to make Self/less?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $26,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Self/less?
This tv-show was directed by Tarsem Singh.
What is the genre of Self/less?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Best Thriller Movies 2015.
Who starred in Self/less?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber.
What is Self/less IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.5.
When was Self/less released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2015-07-10.