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

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Genre: Drama
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Cath Clarke
Time Out

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

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

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

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

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

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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