At First Sight

1999

At First Sight (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Interesting premise, but too long and conventional.

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When New York City architect Amy Benic falls in love with blind, charismatic masseur Virgil Adamson, she convinces him to undergo experimental surgery that will allow him to see the world as she sees it -- in all its chaotic, colorful glory. In this new, exciting time together, they soon learn that all gifts come with a price and vision is comprised of a multitude of senses.

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Critic Reviews for At First Sight

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (7)

Director Irwin Winkler takes a thudding and detached approach to Steve Levitt's humanistic screenplay, but tart turns by Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis provide the material with the conflict it requires.

Dec 5, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Most love scenes seem forced in 'At First Sight,' and the background music manipulates emotions without a trace of restraint.

May 9, 2009 | Full Review…

Kilmer registers little emotion aside from a silly grin he perpetually wears throughout the film.

May 3, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

At first sight this film is terrible. At second sight, it's even worse.

Apr 11, 2003 | Rating: 0/5

At First Sight, at second sight, at third sight - it doesn't matter how many times you look. This movie never decides what it wants to be.

Aug 16, 2002 | Rating: 2/4

Though derived from a true story chronicled by Dr. Oliver Sacks in his 1996 book "An Anthropologist On Mars," "Sight" always seems closer to soap opera than case study.

Jun 21, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for At First Sight

It is an interesting observation that even if your eyes can see, you have to learn to see. The love story angle is a bit predictable.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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I have no idea why Val Kilmer tried to pretend he was Batman....when it's obvious this is what he should be doing. Great work by him. A sad story. And a great Steven Weber stealing the show....that guy is gold

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

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I really found myself to enjoy this little film. Very neat.

Nani Vang
Nani Vang

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Virgil is a blind masseur who meets Amy.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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