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Blindness Reviews

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January 31, 2019
The film manages to communicate the sense of deep-rooted paranoia and anxiety to its audience, the moments of claustrophobia on screen reach out and smother viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2018
Blindness stumbles because it's a fundamental mismatch: A visceral director better known for searing portraits of real-life injustices shouldn't really make a parable.
August 9, 2018
Were they so overwhelmed by the big ideas in their script that they became blind to its faults? It's difficult to draw any other conclusion.
December 15, 2017
Blindness is a compelling and faithful adaptation of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramango.
March 24, 2011
Give this one a go guys, you'll see the world anew.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 2, 2010
The picture is elongated to a punishing two hours of suffering, infuriatingly slavish screenwriting, and a director who should be gifted the miracle of a tripod this upcoming holiday season.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 30, 2009
Like the film's thematic elements, the camera trickery comes off as unnecessarily pretentious, the sort of thing film students applaud while mainstream audiences yawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 14, 2009
It's hard to explain all the vitriol aimed at Meirelles' film, which is a beautifully shot picture that is as haunting and profound as it is thought-provoking.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 1, 2009
Takes the post-apocalyptic themes of Children of Men and blends it with the jaded morality of Lord of the Flies to questionable success
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2009
Blindness is a film that is trying to come off as organic and artsy, but feels too contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 18, 2009
No matter how you look at this film, it is a chilling look at what makes us tick at our very basic nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 27, 2009
Glover's occasional all-knowing commentary and the dreary music score dull the edges of what was bound to be a challenging project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2009
The film is far from dull or careless but it's not convincing as a lesson in human frailty. If you're going to subject us to this much degradation, it has to be irresistibly believable, not just relentless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2009
As a study of human nature under pressure, focusing on the crimes we commit as well as the bonds of solidarity we forge, it's unremittingly dour.
March 20, 2009
Blindness is not unmissable, and has awkwardly implausible moments, but it succeeds in sucking us into its peculiar world.
March 20, 2009
Blindness is a worthy film, and in many ways a beautifully made one - the opening and closing sequences are the best. But in between it's heavy, gloomy and at times pretty hard to sit through.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2009
An irritating experience
February 17, 2009
Blindness - despite its director, despite its pedigree as a respected piece of modern literature, despite its stellar cast - is a bitter disappointment.
February 9, 2009
Owes something to the sociological study of "Lord of the Flies."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2009
It's as if director Fernando Meirelles got so wrapped up in the desolation of his story that he neglected to do anything meaningful with it.
Read More | Original Score: 65/100
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