Land of the Blind
Land of the Blind (2006)

The debut film by director Robert Edwards, Land of the Blind, is a political satire starring Ralph Fiennes as a military man who helps overthrow his government. He does so at the urging of a political prisoner, played by Donald Sutherland,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 12, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The only matter that interests is the question of Fiennes's presence in this political lesson for children.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

Writer-director Robert Edwards frantically throws in references to Orwell (Animal Farm and 1984), Lady Macbeth, Yeats, Mao, etc.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

one of the most politically essential films of the year, almost as significant as Terry Gilliam's masterpiece Brazil.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

About as subtle as its all too obvious title would suggest.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Robert Edward's satirical allegory shamelessly borrows ideas from Orwell's 1984, then tramples them into the dust.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Strident, bombastic parable.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An indelible portrait of the contradictions of power.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

If satire is the thing that closes on Saturday night, then political satire is usually doomed to close one night earlier. In the case of a pretentious monstrosity called Land of the Blind, it's a miracle it ever opened at all.

Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A sour satirical cocktail blended with ingredients oft-used in the recipes of Terry Gilliam and Paul Verhoeven.

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Bruce Bruce
Land of the Blind I picked up this film not knowing anything about it. Found it in a pawn shop for $3.00 it was worth that. I like most of the movies that… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Land of the Blind" takes place in an unnamed country where Maximillian II(Tom Hollander) is President for Life, having succeeded… More