At First Sight
At First Sight (1999)

When New York City architect Amy Benic falls in love with blind, charismatic masseur Virgil Adamson, she convinces him to undergo experimental surgery that will allow him to see the world as she sees it -- in all its chaotic, colorful… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 27, 1999
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32%
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Interesting premise, but too long and conventional.

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Most love scenes seem forced in 'At First Sight,' and the background music manipulates emotions without a trace of restraint.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

At First Sight, at second sight, at third sight - it doesn't matter how many times you look. This movie never decides what it wants to be.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A romantic drama with insights into seeing with the heart and not trying to control the other person.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Kilmer registers little emotion aside from a silly grin he perpetually wears throughout the film.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Though derived from a true story chronicled by Dr. Oliver Sacks in his 1996 book "An Anthropologist On Mars," "Sight" always seems closer to soap opera than case study.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

The two leads have never been more appealing.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

At first sight this film is terrible. At second sight, it's even worse.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Com o perdão do trocadilho, era melhor não ter visto este filme.

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Karina Montgomery
Cinerina

It's OK. It should not be fiscally encouraged, however. It's the greatest sin of Hollywood - competent but forgettable filmmaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
It is an interesting observation that even if your eyes can see, you have to learn to see. The love story angle is a bit predictable.
Nani Vang
I really found myself to enjoy this little film. Very neat.
Anthony Lawrie
An original film that raises some interesting questions about perception. I can't help but think that the love story side of it gets in the way somewhat… More
Candy Rose
Virgil is a blind masseur who meets Amy.
Martin Sahlin
I have no idea why Val Kilmer tried to pretend he was Batman....when it's obvious this is what he should be doing. Great work by him. A sad story. And a… More
Jason Spencer
Chick flick. Saw the ending coming a mile away.