Blind Chance (Przypadek)
Blind Chance (Przypadek) (1989)

In this Polish film, Bogislau Linda plays a middle-aged man at a crossroads of his life; whatever choice he makes for his future has the potential of ending in disaster. Director Krzysztof Kieslowski contrives to permit Linda to sample each… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Peña
Chicago Reader

The performances are uniformly excellent. Yet somehow this seems strangely hollow.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The direction is surprisingly vigorous for a film which deals with ideas considered in half-light, but the three-part structure is confusing, and it is possible to see the film both as a linear construction and as three alternative stories.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More enlightening than entertaining.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Linda's possible futures split into three while he's running to catch a train, but Kieslowski keeps his audience aware of the infinite branching points in every life, while insisting that people don't fundamentally change.

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

a sly and incisive political commentary in the guise of a metaphysical examination of the state of humanity in a state-controlled universe

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Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

There's no room in Blind Chance's deterministic universe for character or personal choice, which may be why the film feels less fleshed-out, more schematic than some of Kieslowski's others.

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Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

Interesting if you're a fan who wants to study the film, but it's disappointing for general viewers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
Made in 1981 but suppressed for several years, this early Krzysztof Kieslowski film is more interesting for its structure than for its specific plot details… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Blind Chance", Witek(Boguslaw Linda) is a young medical student whose domineering father died just a few days previously. He… More