Flying Blind
Flying Blind (2013)

A brilliant aerospace engineer is drawn into a passionate affair with a younger male student while working on a government contract for an aircraft destined for military use. As the contract deadline nears, her doubts about her new lover… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

As drama, it's thin and unconvincing, but still, more McCrory please.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

As a love story it tells you a lot, thanks largely to the way McCrory shapes and underlines her part.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Right the way through to the fence-sitter of an ending, the movie looks like it was written by committee at a screenwriters' seminar.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The eroticism and passion are convincing and, for a while, Frankie's naivety is plausible. But the plotting is B-feature stuff ...

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Anna Coatman
Little White Lies

Some interesting ideas are buried under a barrage of truisms.

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Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

McCrory wears her pain well, as though from a lifetime of accumulated injuries. Disillusioned and weary, she carries the film.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

A riveting performance by Helen McCrory holds our attention even if this dramatic thriller suffers from efficient but bland direction and a script that fails to dig very far beneath the surface.

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

The plot unfolds in politically correct directions, but it requires the leading lady to make idiotic choices throughout, which make no sense in the context of her intelligence.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Flying Blind is worth seeing for a terrific performance from Helen McCrory, but the central relationship lacks chemistry and the script's refusal to flesh out its characters is ultimately frustrating.

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