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Blindness Reviews

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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.
October 1, 2008
Fascinating as sci-fi, paltry as a parable, Blindness is one of the movie year's most daring failures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2008
[a] literal-minded realization of an allegorical fable -- some stories are not improved by the filling in of details...
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
May 14, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 2, 2008
It is an allegory about a group of people who survive under great stress, but frankly I would rather have seen them perish than sit through the final three-quarters of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 18, 2008
Blindness finds its way out of the darkness and into a muddled plotline that does the bestselling book it's based on no favors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2008
Blindness bleeds seriousness and lofty intentions from its every frame, but it's a didactic bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2008
The figures in Blindness have no names; that's how deep into the Valley of Allegory we are.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 3, 2008
Unfortunately, this silly attempt at deep cinema merely amounts to a pretentious zombie flick.
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 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
October 1, 2008
It's too easy a joke to say that Blindness lacks vision; more accurate to say that it lacks control, lucidity and humanity, the last being a particularly calamitous absence in a film about civilization in crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 18, 2008
Blindness shows us a world of wide-eyed sightlessness, and it does so through a fierce vision that only occasionally loses focus.
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
October 2, 2008
Blindness is provocative cinema. But it also is predictable cinema: It startles but does not surprise.
October 3, 2008
One can only assume that 'the blind leading the blind' best describes the decision to adapt this novel in such an abysmal manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
October 3, 2008
Blindness is a glum, ugly film, and pretentious in the bargain. But, perhaps least excusable, it is a fundamentally ill-conceived film, the visual depiction of a world without sight.
September 22, 2008
The director's parade of self-conscious compositions and pushy musical cues ... prove most repellent of all.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 30, 2008
The result makes for a traumatic viewing experience, but never does Mereilles convincingly illuminate the wrenching fear of his source material.
October 4, 2008
...watching Blindness feels a lot like being jerked around for two hours by someone who is so caught up in his own cleverness that he feels no need to explain or justify anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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