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Self/less (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.

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An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Written by Anonymous

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God created man. Man created immortality.


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

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10 July 2015 (USA)  »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,379,000 (USA) (10 July 2015)

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$12,276,810 (USA) (21 August 2015)
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Victor Garber portrays Martin. In the shows The Flash (2014) and DC's Legends of Tomorrow (2016), he plays Martin Stein See more »

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Damien's new identity, Eddie, was born September 20, 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. Anton's phone shows the date is "Saturday, September 20". But at the nightclub that evening, when he recites his birth date, no one comments, or even seems to notice, that's it's his birthday. See more »

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Damian: What's that?
Nurse: Something to stop your heart.
Damian: What?
Nurse: Something to stop your heart!
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Farm House Fight
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It may not be the best Sci-Fi film but at least it's a Fun one!
10 July 2015 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

Self/Less follows billionaire industrialist Damian Hale, who is the master of his universe, until he encounters a foe that he can't defeat: cancer. His only hope is a radical medical procedure called "shedding," in which his consciousness is transferred to a healthy body. After the procedure, Damian, now called Edward, starts a new life in New Orleans but is plagued by disturbing images. When he delves into Edward's mysterious origin, he learns that some will kill to keep it secret.

From the quirky mind of Tarsem Singh, we are brought a Sci-Fi spectacle set five years in the future where immortality now exists with many consequences, having a new body, you need to take these pills so you don't have hallucinations or die. Essentially like John Frankenheimer's classic 'Seconds', this film is still a merrymaking Thriller with enough twist and turns to make everything intriguing.

Even if we get a introduction to Kingsley's character in the first ten minutes, we all can agree that Reynolds portrayed him very ideally, being in a young body again can bring some rather exceptions. Matthew Goode, who basically plays the guy who doesn't set right with you, does play a mischievous guy with many tricks up his sleeve that do come In tack in the story.

There are scenes at times where the story becomes a bit bland that last longer than they need too and don't move the story along. There are some characters that do bring blandness as well, they are a bit dreary and don't bring enough pep to the story and are just caught up in this web of madness. I might be nit picking but these are the only troubles I had with the film.

The twists are hinted throughout and can be expected to be true but there is some speculation that makes you want to see if you're right or not. There are many stirring moments in the film from gun play, fist fights and to a car chase, you make yourself root for Reynolds/Kingsley to make everything a whole once again.

Singh brings most of his usual flair throughout, directing such charming sequences to keep you motivated for what you're about to see. S/L may not be brilliant but at least it brings fitting thrills to keep you going!


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