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Blindness (2008) Movie Information

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6733

Avg. Rating:

2.42/4

# of Ratings:

46

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/03/2008

DVD Release:

02/10/2009

Director:

Fernando Meirelles

Actors:

Julianne Moore
Mark Ruffalo
Gael García Bernal
Alice Braga
Danny Glover
Sandra Oh

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

The wife of a doctor is the only one left to see the world around her. A white blinding sickness has spread throughout a city. A doctor's wife leads the group of blind people back to the real world, only to view the horrible life they now must live. This is their story.

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dwry 07/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Almost as great as the book. Will make you realize how precious are really many of the things we just take for granted.

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dukeakasmudge 10/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1/4 

Only if your'e bored.........

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Adam Barber 10/15/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

i like this alot. mainly due to its originallity and julianne Moore acting made the movie great. it was good that it showed how a blind society could exit and its attack on the morals of governments and also the humans instincts and the tribal behaviour that can occur, the endind was good and i felt it fitted the type of film it was. i wish it had more money put in so it could be advertised to the public more as it could of done well at the box office.

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Chris Kavan 08/02/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Okay, this is a really depressing film - just dank, dirty - not pleasant. However, it doesn't mean it's a bad movie, even with the glaring plot holes. Just know going in that it's going to bring you down.

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GGauthier 06/05/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

...and not why they can't. People still wonders what's the reason of the blindness, and, although with the movie being have made with a difficult script, you'd find out. I wont lie. If you haven't read the book, probably it wont make any sense, unless youve got A LOT of imagination. The flaw in the movie is actually not taking in consideration those people. Still, for me having read the book, it felt like they missed the direction, and the reason is that the story is way too big. The simbology is too much, and is too difficult to made. Lynch is not my man, but... I Think he'd would have done it better. Still, and despite all these, is a very solid film.

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  Applewhap
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12/05/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An OUTSTANDING movie!

I just saw this movie yesterday. I was very much moved by it. It played on many different themes:

How precious sight is to our everyday life;

How a person with sight among blind people has almost "godlike" power;

How when placed in such a situation we can descend into a "Lord of the Flies" existence;

How we can find something deeper and more precious through such struggles.

Like many others, I was a bit angry that Julianne Moore's character waited so long and late to act. She did not murder anyone. She EXECUTED a vile criminal in the absence of law of any sort. I know she is playing an utterly decent woman who is trying to be fair to all, but to allow the rapes and near starvation when she could have changed things is unfathomable...unless it is being used as a plot de...

 

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  Chris Kavan
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The logic in this film is truly astounding... and not in a good way. It wasn't a complete disaster, but it was so depressing and just plain wrong that I doubt I'll ever watch it again. 
04/26/2010
3:24 pm CT

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  Annemarie
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I never did find out why they all went blind. It was an interesting concept and would have been better had they followed the epidemic in the world as opposed to narrowing the movie to this "quarantine ward" which makes no sense whatsoever. I couldn't grasp the point of walking ten-twenty-fifty blind people into a room and then just leaving them there...
And then they just walk out! (I'm pretty sure I would have tried this BEFORE I succumbed to a dirty gang bang) and find the entire world has gone to shit. Weird.

Mainly, I thought it did a huge disservice to blind people. Yeah it's gotta be hard losing your sight but there are millions of blind people and they don't all stagger around unwashed behaving like Helen Keller as a child. Come ON. Blind doesn't equal braindead.

03/13/2009
8:47 am CT

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  The Scripted
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rob roy I agree 100% with you. I saw this movie a few weeks ago and was so confused. I stuck it out all the way to the end just to find out what caused the "blindness" and how and why their sight was being restored.....they never say. If you hadn't just now mentioned allergies, I would still be in the dark. Pun intended. The cast was semi-awesome and I am shocked that they signed on for this hole-filled project.
03/12/2009
4:35 pm CT

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  rob roy
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 Having not read the book i am not going to comment on what message the author may have been trying to make but i will comment on the movie. I understand about allegories etc but the movie didnt do enough to make that leap. This is just a movie about a bunch of blind people that has so many plot holes and logic gaps that i am angry at having wasted $1 plus tax from a red box as well as the time my wife and i took to be subjected to this. This movie makes NO SENSE. Why did Julianne Moore let a blind man rape her? She could have done one of a hundred things like snuck past the "guard" (blind guy with a stick) and taken the food back/ tied people up/ attacked people/ killed people. Rememeber EVERYBODY else is blind so she could have done WHATEVER she wanted to, all anybody would have heard was shuffling, shouts of pain, bodies being dragged along the floor etc. Anyone on Ward 3 would have been powerless even if they jumped her at once BECAUSE THEY ARE BLIND AND SHE CAN SEE!!!!! how would they distinguish between her and a mass of of other people in the middle of a skirmish? You ever played games as a kid where you were blindfolded (like the one when you're spun round three times and have to find people)? My little boy could kick my arse if i was blindfolded, a fully grown woman would know to scratch, knee in the bollocks, bite their cock, whatever it takes she could do BECAUSE SHE CAN SEE!! And in the cluster-fuck of a mass skirmish she could easily escape , leaving all the blind people grabbing each other like a comedy scen from a Jackie Chan movie- BECAUSE SHE CAN SEE!!.
Now even if she was incapable of murder (as lovers of the movie claim as there main arguement (having looked at other forums) there were so many other things she could have done it truly frustrates me. In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king- well she had both eyes working perfectly, she should have been God but instead allows herself to be raped by a blind man? And what of the men on Ward 1? What a bunch of pussys. Mark Ruffalos' lame speech about his "male pride being hurt" but "what did that really matter" ?!! I'm telling you i would have starved, killed or been killed before allowing anything like that to happen to my wife or child. And what of the people on Ward 3? They were okay with everything? just going along for the ride? Every single person was fine with continual, multiple rapes?! WORST MOVIE EVER

02/20/2009
6:10 pm CT

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  Allison
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Oh yeah, same director as City of God. My friend read the book and said it was amazing. This will probably be one of the finer movies to be released this year, so I am looking forward to seeing it.
09/11/2008
3:51 pm CT

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