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type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
122 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/26/07
performer:
Samantha Morton, Sam Riley
director:
Anton Corbijn
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
Matt Greenhalgh
genre:
Biography, Drama

We gave it a B+

The 1980 suicide of Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, sealed their status as generationally morose punk prophets, and this biopic offers a portrait of his alienation that is shockingly humane. Sam Riley plays Curtis with that slightly androidal bug-eyed handsomeness.

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