Blindness
Blindness (2008)

When one man is struck blind while driving home from work, his whole world is turned to an eerie, milky haze. One by one, each person he encounters suffers the same unsettling fate. As the contagion spreads, and paranoia sets in, the newly… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 10, 2009
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Critic Score
43%
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User Score
47%



Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This allegorical disaster film about society's reaction to mass blindness is mottled and self-satisfied; provocative but not as interesting as its premise implies.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

I have to admire a mainstream movie that's so overwhelmingly bleak, but that's the only real distinction of this dystopian sci-fi drama.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Set in a nameless English-speaking city where people are suddenly stricken with sightlessness, it's an allegory that never rises to the level of believability.

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

Give this one a go guys, you'll see the world anew.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Sadly, 'Blindness' may realise its director's worst fear: to produce not only an exploitation B-movie but one, paradoxically, spoiled by its own integrity and misplaced 'artistic' mise-en-scène and intentions.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

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.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

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.

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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

Stilted, claustrophobic and more stylish than substantial.

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Neely Tucker
Washington Post

It's a beautiful car that never quite cranks up. The book is deep allegory, lost in time and place, describing a suffocating little world. It's hard to get at that in cinematic form.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Beckford
An entertaining movie with excellent acting and an intriguing plot that lost a few stars due to what I would consider illogical story elements. A In a… More
Chris Weber
This movie is part of a long line of dystopic/social breakdown picutres, and it doesn't really bring anything new to the proceedings, but the specific… More
Apeneck Fletcher
The film begins literally conceptualizing the old expression: "in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king". Everyone everywhere goes… More
Wildaly M
The premise is absolutely intriguing. I think it is an interesting character study.
Jens S.
What would happen if everyone turned blind with no explanation or cure? Well, everyone but one person. This film is drawing a pessimistic picture of such a… More
Leigh Ryan
A bit off the beaten path. Interesting story, but it couldn't hold my interest the entire length of the film. It was... okay.

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