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Blindness Reviews

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October 21, 2008
A stark, uncompromising look at a dark part of human existence exposed when the most basic sense is taken away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 18, 2008
The film has enough dramatic urgency and even moments of poignancy to balance its occasional heavy-handedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2008
Meirelles' metaphor film becomes meaningful thanks to memorable performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 10, 2008
I'm not sure whether "Blindness" is the most hopeful movie I've ever seen, or the most depressing.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
October 9, 2008
Nearly drowning them all in a soup of shadow, bleach and blur, Meirelles can't see his own forest for the trees; he does at least achieve a kind of allegorical myopia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 8, 2008
Fernando Meirelles replaces his usually heated human emotion with cold, clinical and repetitive case-study detachment. At least it's courageously uncompromising, and Meirelles gets perhaps the best work ever out of the overrated Julianne Moore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2008
If a film is going to rub your nose in excrement, it ought to have the power to haunt you afterwards. Somehow -- for all its boldness -- Blindness lacks this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2008
...fails because the source material doesn't easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.
October 7, 2008
It will (and should) make some people uncomfortable, but more importantly it's a unique film experience and that is something difficult to pull off.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 7, 2008
Even though it has some problems, I ended up enjoying this atmospheric tale about the evil inside of man, due to Meirelles fantastic visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2008
It's the rare movie that dissects the blackness of the soul; rarer still are ones that manage to find the darkness beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 6, 2008
Moore comes through with a performance that is ferocious in its intensity
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2008
[It] could conceivably be shown in a Western Civ course. Like that required 100-level history course, though, the movie itself sometimes feels like swallowing your medicine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 6, 2008
The adventurous should give the movie -- and absolutely the book -- a shot. But if it's not your thing, I'm not about to tell you it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 5, 2008
A harrowing apocalyptic fable made with skill and invention, this film is so packed with ideas that it's nearly overpowering. And this depth and relevance makes up for the somewhat over-egged filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2008
I found the depiction of a total breakdown in society's niceties compelling, harrowing, and fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 4, 2008
A stunning masterpiece, enriched by the enormously talented Moore who conveys with startling assurance, the excruciating pain of human awareness and consciousness, that sight can ironically bring.
October 3, 2008
It's the striking contrast between the visuals and the filmmaking that makes Blindness such an odd feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
October 3, 2008
Pretentious, yes, but scary and gripping...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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