Blindsight (2006)

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, "Blindsight" follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest. The dangerous journey… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 11, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A powerful glimpse of the possibilities for transcendence in straightforward documentary filmmaking -- and extreme physical disability.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Blindsight is a great example of the emotional dividends that careful photography, sensitive editing and an atmospheric score can deliver.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Watching it, you feel almost as much a winner as the kids themselves.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Along with its strong emotional pull and engrossing personalities, Blindsight also features some breath taking images of the Himalayas, and some nerve wrecking scenes that would make those of us who are afraid of heights to start sweating bullets.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

To see how these conflicts play out, to see how both sides came to realize that they had unexpected things to learn from these remarkable young people, is where Blindsight really makes its mark.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Walker captures all the dreamy-scary beauty of Everest's upper reaches, as well as numerous mini-dramas about the kids' readiness to approach the summit.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

memorable portrait of some truly courageous individuals and previously unrevealed insights to Tibetan culture

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Coying and manipulative.

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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune

The film is often breathtakingly beautiful, and even as the students triumph over the naysayers, it's melancholy knowing they aren't sharing viewers' experiences of their starkly gorgeous world.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

An important, heart-soaring record of a group of incredibly brave people doing something almost everyone would tell them is impossible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Inspirational documentary about the trials and tribulations of six blind Tibetan kids as they set out to climb Lhakpa Ri in the Himalayas. Emotional and… More
John Ballantine
The film is just sad through and through. The poor kids get manipulated into climbing a mountain when they clearly are not physically able to do so and their so… More
Lesley N
I enjoyed this, but I think there was a more interesting documentary trying to get out . The childrens personailties were sketchy and the contrast between the… More