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About the Movie
Dan Stevens and Malin Akerman star in this intense Tribeca Film Festival breakout drama about a blind man who inexplicably regains his vision and becomes possessed by a drive to make a better life for himself. However, his new improvements—a nicer home, a higher paying job, tailored suits, luxury car—leave little room for the people who were part of his old, simpler life: his plain wife (Malin Åkerman) and close friend Bob (Oliver Platt). As his relationships buckle under the strain of his snowballing ambition, it becomes uncertain if James can ever return from darkness. Fluk paints a visual world that reflects the mesmerizing effect that newfound sight has on James; the vibrant backgrounds and the sun-drenched rooms are captivating in their beauty. His dreamy and subjective style combines with an astute sense of character to craft a modern morality fable of desire, perception, and what it really means to be blind.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 31
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 16
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There are some gnarly questions - of faith, love and self-worth, for starters - at the heart of "The Ticket," if only its makers had chosen to address them.
Fresh: Boasting complex, sharply drawn characters and top-notch performances, this mature drama plays with ideas of seeing, both the outside world as well as within oneself, as Fluk masterfully depicts intimacies gone awry.
Rotten: Stevens lends nuance to the role, but the truth is that James is shallow before, during and after his transformation into a ruthless hotshot. This cautionary fable offers far less than meets the eye.
Fresh: This is a film that moves quietly along but speaks volumes.
The little indie that could packs a powerful punch
This movie is a little slow at parts but a beautiful movie nevertheless. Dan Stevens does an amazing job in it.
Don't misuse your gifts.