Self/less
Self/less (2015)

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 10, 2015
DVD Release Date: November 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Self/less boasts a potential-packed premise, but does frustratingly little with it, settling for lackluster action at the expense of interesting ideas.

David Ehrlich
Time Out

A sci-fi thriller so derivative of John Frankenheimer's masterfully paranoid Seconds it would be more accurate to call it Thirds, Tarsem Singh's Self/less is a generic waste of a clever idea.

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Tasha Robinson
NPR

Deep under the skin of this shrug of a movie is a solid metaphor rooted in an appealing fantasy.

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Kaori Shoji
Japan Times

The story never manages to convince us that Damian may be at times changing because of some residual sense of Mark, and it never defines the moment when Damian decides to become a decent human being.

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Nathan Rabin
Globe and Mail

Tarsem Singh has a reputation for making movies that are visually stunning but woefully inert and convoluted in their storytelling (see The Cell and The Fall). Singh's most recent film, Self/less, lives up to at least half of that reputation.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

There's no reason to spoil what follows except to say that even by the standards of both Alfred Hitchcock and science fiction, it's nonsensical.

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape

Part debacle, part footnote, sure to remind viewers of the better films they could be watching if they weren't such lousy decision makers.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

What starts out as an interesting exploration of identity soon gives way to the uninspired, generic action flick we had feared it always was.

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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

Self/less is so restrained that I wonder if somebody stole Tarsem Singh's body, too.

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Marija Loncarevic
Cairo360

Favouring style-over-substance, there are no real or meaningful contributions to the sci-fi cause in Self/less which ends up being a forgettable affair.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
An uber-rich guy who is dying finds out about a way to live longer through some science fiction, which is a nice start to the piece and a decent idea for a… More
Gimly M.
More intriguing in premise than in practice, Self/Less is still none the less an entertaining sci-fi movie with intermittent moments of cleverness and heart.… More
Nate Zoebl
The most surprising thing about Self/less occurred approximately 115 minutes into the film itself, when it revealed that Tarsem Singh was the director. Tarsem… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Surprisingly engaging, creative, and an overall fun ride--Self/less is a film that surprises. In it we find a dying real estate mogul (who oddly lives in what… More
Dann Michalski
Though its themes are a bit familiar, Self/less is an exciting and provocative film. When faced with his impending death a wealthy businessman named Damian… More
Lane Zieben
We've seen Ryan Reynolds in a variety of roles over the past few years in multiple genres. Super versatile, which I like. I've always been up on the… More