75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
At times almost unbearably ugly, but by the time you walk out of the theater, you know you've seen something.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A perversely enjoyable, occasionally harrowing adaptation of José Saramago's 1995 disaster allegory.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It engaged me throughout and I found the ending to be surprisingly hopeful.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
I kept hoping the meaning would click into place, but it never quite did.
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60

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Moore is always watchable, Ruffalo and Bernal get a nice rivalry going without ever establishing eye contact (as it were), and Danny Glover has some nice moments in an underdeveloped part as an older man who finds, to his benefit, that love is blind.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As the players enact the fall and rebirth of civilization, Meirelles suggests that even a society gone to hell looks better with a little music-video-like pizzazz.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Murky and grainy, and showing human beings at their grimmest - thievery, rape, betrayal, murder - Blindness is no barrel of laughs. But it IS a barrel of pretentious metaphorical musings.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Blindness is provocative cinema. But it also is predictable cinema: It startles but does not surprise.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A brilliant idea that seems to lack the vision to be great.
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20

New York Daily News

Piles on the indignities, violence and island-of-man turmoil.
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45 out of 100
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