90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Featuring exceptional people doing extraordinary things, Blindsight is one of those documentaries with the power to make you re-examine your entire life -- or at least get off the couch.
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88

Chicago Tribune

Their story is deeply involving, all the more so because it isn’t simple or straightforward.
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88

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Raises important questions that resonate far beyond the subject at hand: What is the meaning of accomplishment, and how do you define triumph?
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lucy Walker's observant film Blindsight is about profound East-West differences in the importance of journey versus destination and comradeship versus competition.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Walker was the best choice to document this journey. For one thing, her first film, "Devil's Playground," and its examination of how Amish teenagers react when confronted with the outside world, showed her to be both curious and fearless. Plus, it turns out she is herself blind in one eye.
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75

Boston Globe

The movie is about hope and courage and fortitude. It's about beating the odds and defying expectations. But Lucy Walker's movie is also about whether the trip was a good idea in the first place. The answer is compellingly complicated.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Simultaneously a sports adventure film, a tear-jerking tale of hope and inspiration and a captivating meditation on culture clash.
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70

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Spiritually aware documentary.
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70

Variety

The deceptively complex picture gradually grows sharp edges and snowballs into a compelling study in culture clash, with spectacular scenery to boot.
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67

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
A moving and touching documentary.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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