lucan’s review published on Letterboxd:
"If we do this, there is no turning back. Your old life is over."OMFG I have seen this all a million times before: boring car chases, basic filming, fight scenes with insanely quick cuts to hide the poor stunt work, terrible directing, terrible writing...AKA a normal Hollywood action movie nowadays. Honestly, don't waste your time with this...I was so glad when the ending credits finally appeared, it was definitely the most exciting part of the movie.
Also, being completely honest, I was more excited for Ben Kingsley than Ryan Reynolds in this film but, much to my disappointment, Ben Kingsley is in it for about 10 minutes. It is very much a Ryan Reynolds movie with some cheesy ideas and an endless list of clichés. The only decent things about this movie was the acting from Ryan Reynolds (which I was surprised about) and the editing. Natalie Martinez plays a supporting character and, just like in Message From the King, she overacts and is just irritating to watch!
Overall, Tarsem Singh's Self/less seemed like a rushed movie and was very poorly made. There were three writers for this movie but the screenplay certainly didn't stand out at all...and don't even get me started on the horrible shifts of tone in this movie. Very disappointing...don't waste your time on this unoriginal mess.