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Blindness

  R HD Closed Captioning

Fernando Meirelles

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Plot Summary

A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder. Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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43%
  • Reviews Counted: 154
  • Fresh: 66
  • Rotten: 88
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: 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. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Glover's occasional all-knowing commentary and the dreary music score dull the edges of what was bound to be a challenging project. – David Stratton, The Australian, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The film is far from dull or careless but it's not convincing as a lesson in human frailty. If you're going to subject us to this much degradation, it has to be irresistibly believable, not just relentless. – Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: As a study of human nature under pressure, focusing on the crimes we commit as well as the bonds of solidarity we forge, it's unremittingly dour. – Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

eh.

The book was amazing. The movie, not so much...

The blind see...

This movie didn't get a lot of great reviews but you have to look a little deeper. The movie was about heartache, redemption and love. It ask the question, "What do we become when we need one another?" I recommend that anyone watch with an open mind.

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