Land of the Blind (2006)
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as First Lady
as 12-year-old Guard
as Joe's Mother
as Guy on Next Stool
as Johnny Boy Barth
as Roger Jolly Lyme
as Skinny Comedian
as Joe's Mother's Man
as First Sergeant
as Second Official
as Prisoner S-14
as Deranged Prisoner
as Fat Comedian
as Joe (age 6)
as 10-year-old Junior
Critic Reviews for Land of the Blind
The only matter that interests is the question of Fiennes's presence in this political lesson for children.
About as subtle as its all too obvious title would suggest.
Writer-director Robert Edwards frantically throws in references to Orwell (Animal Farm and 1984), Lady Macbeth, Yeats, Mao, etc.
Robert Edward's satirical allegory shamelessly borrows ideas from Orwell's 1984, then tramples them into the dust.
If satire is the thing that closes on Saturday night, then political satire is usually doomed to close one night earlier. In the case of a pretentious monstrosity called Land of the Blind, it's a miracle it ever opened at all.
Audience Reviews for Land of the Blind
I'm a fan of Fiennes but this script had to have sounded better in theory than it looked in reality.
Even if wasn't for the patheticallly thin political message this movie would still be garbage. This could be the worst script I have ever been privy to. Not even such normally stellar actors as Fiennes and Sutherland could add anything to this. Not surprisingly, Edwards has not had an original work of fiction prior to or after this. What a waste.
Land of the Blind I picked up this film not knowing anything about it. Found it in a pawn shop for $3.00 it was worth that. I like most of the movies that Donald Sutherland stars in, but this one was a little different and nothing he did stood out. Its about a political Prisoner who spent years being beaten, starved, and trying to control his mind, A guard played by Ralph Fiennes helps him escape. After escaping Sutherland overthrown the government of one Maximilian II by killing him and his beautiful wife ( Think I would have kept her around, sure she would have seen things my way with a little persuasion). After being in charge awhile the people are no better off under Sutherlands Leadership as they were under Maximilian's matter fact things are worst (Sound Familiar kind of like Iraq). Fiennes is now the one in prison (retraining camp) at the end of the movie, telling the story. Movie didn't do much for me, but I am sure there will be some who swear by it. 3 Stars from My Mind.
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