At First Sight

1999

At First Sight

Critics Consensus

Interesting premise, but too long and conventional.

32%

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Total Count: 38

46%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 19,557
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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

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Audience Reviews for At First Sight

  • Apr 20, 2014
    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 L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2011
    At first Sight is about seeing life as it is and being content with your situation despite the imperfections of it. A successful, beautiful, New York architect Mira Sorvino (as Amy Benic) gets a rubdown from hunky blind masseur Val Kilmer (as Virgil Adamson) who lost his eyesight at a young age and the two fall in love. Kilmer plays a very convincing blind man who's learnt to rely fully on his senses. The scene where it's about to rain is beautiful, his perception is intuitive. Kilmer undergoes treatment to recover his sight, thanks to conveniently placed doctor Bruce Davidson (as Charles Aaron). He "learns" to cope with seeing for the first time but it is very strange for him. Everyone that can see all their lives take many things for granted. Mia Sorvino and Val Kilmer give charming performances but the stand-out is for me Kelly McGillis. She portrays a generous sister who sacrificed her life to taking care of her blind brother.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 23, 2010
    A trite romantic melodrama about a blind masseuse who regains his sight. Based on a true story.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2010
    It was a cheesy movie and I would have liked it if they would have explored further in depth about how seeing isn't all it seems when all you've known is being blind. Interesting, but not a great movie.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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