Selfless

Selfless

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

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Variety

Variety

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

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

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.

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