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At Theaters: 7/10/2015 On Video: 11/10/2015
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 56 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 600522
Studio: Focus Features
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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.
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Drama Sci-Fi Thriller - This is a science fiction thriller that leans more toward drama than action. Ryan Reynolds fans should enjoy though Ben Kingsley fans should note that his role is more of a cameo. Unlike other films directed by Tarsem Singh, this one is less lavish visually. Some language, violence, sexual content, and adult subject matter make this not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Matthew Goode THE IMITATION GAME, STOKER, LEAP YEAR, WATCHMEN
Ryan Reynolds WOMAN IN GOLD, R.I.P.D., TURBO, THE CROODS
Natalie Martinez DEATH RACE
Ben Kingsley WALKING WITH THE ENEMY, EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
Director: Tarsem Singh MIRROR MIRROR, IMMORTALS
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 8 S-words; 2 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some sensuality without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Fights and beatings with minimal blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Chases, fights.
COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Below Average Self/less is too badly made to entertain audiences in search of escapist entertainment and too insulting for viewers hoping for more.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average 'Self/less' is played on a straight line, never nearly as much fun as it could or should have been. Who knew immortality could be so boring?

NY Post Full Review
Below Average 'Self/less' is a celluloid smoothie blended from dozens of familiar elements, but it's neither tasty nor nutritious.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 57 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
Fairly High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
3
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
23
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
21
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 57 moviegoers:
TEENS: All the teens enjoyed "Selfless" very much but didn't love it, except for one female.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Two males loved it and one rated it "average." Two females loved "Selfless" and three rated it "above average," which indicates they enjoyed it very much, but didn't love it.
ADULTS: The male and female reviews are very similar, good but not great. Close to half loved it with another 35% of males and 25% of females enjoying it very much. Equally important is that no one disliked it.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Billionaire industrialist Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley) has long been a master of his universe, excelling at power plays from his NYC base of operations. Estranged from his activist daughter Claire (Michelle Dockery), Damian's only real connection is with his lifelong friend and right-hand man Martin O'Neil (Victor Garber). But a dire cancer diagnosis makes Damian determined to access a radical medical procedure, "shedding," that will turn back the clock for him.

The process is offered to Damian by Albright (Matthew Goode), the brilliant head of a secret organization that caters to the wealthy. Damian seizes the opportunity, and his death is staged. The world now thinks he is gone, but he is in fact "shedding:" his consciousness is being transferred into the body of a healthy man (Ryan Reynolds) decades younger than he. The operation is deemed a success.

Adapting to his new physical form and beginning a second life in New Orleans, Damian is befriended by a local man, Anton (Derek Luke). Both preserving his newfound health and indulging himself, Damian becomes comfortable in his new identity as "Edward." But the disturbing images flooding his consciousness are not easily explained away by Albright's contention that "immortality has some side effects."

When he finds himself drawn to single mother Madeline (Natalie Martinez), Damian starts to uncover the mystery of "Edward's" origin - and those who will kill to protect the organization. Summoning two lifetimes' worth of strength and resourcefulness, Damian fights for his life and for the lives that he has impacted.
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