Directed by acclaimed photographer Anton Corbijn and based on Deborah Curtis's "Touching from a Distance", Control is the story of the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis's life, from the band's rise to fame to his tragic suicide.
The extraordinary achievement of "Control" is that it works simultaneously as a musical biopic and the story of a life. There's no rags-to-riches cliche-mongering, because for Ian, even the riches were sackcloth. And since his early death is so well-known, the movie consists of a progression, not a progress. - Roger Ebert5/5