Selfless

Selfless

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Selfless

Ben Kingsley stars in this sci-fi thriller as a wealthy man dying of cancer. In an effort to save himself, he puts his life in the hands of an experimental scientist (Matthew Goode, Stoker) who transfers his consciousness to a younger, healthier body (Ryan Reynolds). However, this method of immortality bears heavy consequences when the origin of this new body comes to light. Helmed by Tarsem Singh, director of 2011’s The Immortals (go figure).

2014Rating: M, Violence and offensive language117 minsUSA
Science FictionThriller
89%
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Reviews & comments

Two Animals, a Guy and a Severed Head

Self/Less Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley in the same movie! Wow, it’s like ‘Heat’ (1995) with this calibre of actors. Of corse it was another adaptation of the book Prince and the Pauper, but still a wonderful growth for the main character. Like a cross between ‘Transcendence’ and ‘The Change-Up’ (not the greatest movie references here but you get the...

4.0
0

Selfless, more like pointless....

Selfless had potential from the beginning: an interesting and original plot, Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds.. but this is as far as it goes. The acting is slightly wooden, the car chases are boring, the characters are all unlikable and it's predictable. While it was good to see Ryan Reynolds try out a new character, his quick witted sense of humor was...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Even the resourceful, likable Reynolds is at a loss to elevate this rather dreary piece of would-be escapism...

0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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Quickly devolving into a tiresome game of cat and mouse, padded with cliched fight scenes, car chases and shootouts.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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All of it unfolds in the atmosphere of gaudy, portentous vacuity that is Mr. Singh's trademark.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Ryan Reynolds does the best he can with the material.... But any intelligence is tossed once we get mired in a series of dull chase scenes.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

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An unholy splice of Total Recall, Freaky Friday, Blueprint, Flatliners and The Return of Martin Guerre...

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

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Laughable/Bad.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The intriguing story degenerates into a flat-out action movie with car chases and violent shootouts...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Entertaining nonsense, but barely skimming the surface of a great idea.

2.0
0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

Unlike the recent Ex-Machina, which tackled the reality of robots entering our lives with style and poise, this glossy affair fails to convince beyond its overheated melodrama.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Even the resourceful, likable Reynolds is at a loss to elevate this rather dreary piece of would-be escapism...

0
The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

Quickly devolving into a tiresome game of cat and mouse, padded with cliched fight scenes, car chases and shootouts.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

All of it unfolds in the atmosphere of gaudy, portentous vacuity that is Mr. Singh's trademark.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Ryan Reynolds does the best he can with the material.... But any intelligence is tossed once we get mired in a series of dull chase scenes.

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An unholy splice of Total Recall, Freaky Friday, Blueprint, Flatliners and The Return of Martin Guerre...

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

Laughable/Bad.

1.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The intriguing story degenerates into a flat-out action movie with car chases and violent shootouts...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Entertaining nonsense, but barely skimming the surface of a great idea.

2.0
0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

Unlike the recent Ex-Machina, which tackled the reality of robots entering our lives with style and poise, this glossy affair fails to convince beyond its overheated melodrama.

2.0
0

Two Animals, a Guy and a Severed Head

Self/Less Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley in the same movie! Wow, it’s like ‘Heat’ (1995) with this calibre of actors. Of corse it was another adaptation of the book Prince and the Pauper, but still a wonderful growth for the main character. Like a cross between ‘Transcendence’ and ‘The Change-Up’ (not the greatest movie references here but you get the...

4.0
0

Selfless, more like pointless....

Selfless had potential from the beginning: an interesting and original plot, Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds.. but this is as far as it goes. The acting is slightly wooden, the car chases are boring, the characters are all unlikable and it's predictable. While it was good to see Ryan Reynolds try out a new character, his quick witted sense of humor was...

2.0
0