Blindness Synopsis
A doctor's wife is one of the few people who can see following an epidemic of blindness.
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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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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A perversely enjoyable, occasionally harrowing adaptation of José Saramago's 1995 disaster allegory.
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By James Berardinelli
It engaged me throughout and I found the ending to be surprisingly hopeful.
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New York Post

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

By Claudia Puig
A brilliant idea that seems to lack the vision to be great.
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New York Daily News

Piles on the indignities, violence and island-of-man turmoil.
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I just attended the advance press screening of TALENTED director Fernando Meirelles' (The Constant Gardener) VISCERAL brutally-stark movie-adaptation of the novel, BLINDNESS, by Nobel Prize winner...

Read the book. Then watch the movie.

By jln04a
1) The trailer is's not sci-fi and it's not about the end of the world. 2) It's based on a noble prize winning novel, and oftentimes the book is better than the film. This is true...

Fantastic Movie!

By fernard35
I am the first to admit that this movie is brutal at times. However, the compassion that Moore's character shows should be a lesson to us all. The trailer is misleading - this is NOT a movie that...

Horrible movie!!!! Had to walk out!!!

By whatever77
This was THE WORST movie I have ever wasted my money on!! I walked out when the raping scenes became so bad, I became sick to my stomach & wanted to vomit... Seriously, what sick f*** thought this...

After seeing this wish you were blind and deaf

By werewolf1967
One of the worst films I've ever seen. I felt that not only was my intelligence insulted, it was assaulted. If this is the view that the writer and director has of the world then I hope he/she is on...


By sarahclef
There were only six couples in this particulare theatre where we saw this movie. It was slow and boring during the first part of the movie, but things in this makeshift prison/hold place get worse in...

One of more creppy experience in a theater

By cachorro25
I can't understan why people gave bad reviews to this movie. This is a masterfully directed movie with good actors and VERY mature themes. It shows how violent, nasty, depraved humans really are...

Good but Not Great

By Mr_movie_buff
I noticed that many people reviewed this movie, giving it a poor rating, which is understandable. I haven't read the book, so I cannot compare it, although I've seen many great books turned into...

What a bunch of illiterates!

By badamsth
This movie is based on the novel by José Saramago. They did a very good job translating the novel to celluloid! I think the fact that the majority of you went into the theatre thinking the film...

Not for everyone...

By Jksz
Blindness is definitely not a movie most people will wan't to go see. It's raw grittyness will make many people uncomfortable especially women. But if you watch this movie with an open mind, you will...

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Rated R | For violence including sexual assaults, language and sexuality/nudity
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