Blind Reviews

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April 4, 2019
While the film's mischievous narrative manipulation will inevitably irk some viewers, this beautifully rendered opportunity to view the world through the eyes of those who can no longer see is a moving portrayal of living with an ocular condition.
May 2, 2017
Riddling in cinema can have diminishing returns.
December 22, 2015
"It's the dance between the two - the heady ideas and the depth of feeling - that make "Blind" such a joy to watch, keeping it from being either an exercise in meta in pathos."
December 1, 2015
Joachim Trier's ("Oslo, August 31st") cowriter Eskil Vogt makes his directorial debut with a story that calls back to the structure of "Reprise" as if crossed with Jeremy Podeswa's "The Five Senses."
September 14, 2015
It's a fascinating exploration of the things that can thrive in the soil of a jealous mind, fertilized by suspicion and a lack of sight.
Top Critic
September 4, 2015
With heightened sounds and Petersen's assured performance, Blind evocatively depicts the small triumphs and frustrating defeats of Ingrid's daily existence.
September 3, 2015
Despite its heady eroticism, it maintains an almost clinical detachment that engages your mind without making your heart leap.
September 3, 2015
Blind is a sharp, pleasant surprise that delves into the psyche of a woman reconfiguring her entire way of comprehending the world around her.
September 1, 2015
This is a haunting puzzle of a movie, one to pick at, to unpeel, to see a second time through eyes that have adjusted to it.
September 1, 2015
Pettersen is absolutely riveting to watch on screen.
August 31, 2015
Unfortunately, the film's occasionally thrilling visual sleight-of-hand comes at the ultimate service of a boilerplate early-mid-life-crisis drama.
June 5, 2015
However you interpret it, Vogt's film lingers, haunting like imagery that refuses to fade away in memory.
June 4, 2015
These lonely, possibly imagined secondary characters are portrayed with the same depth of feeling as the married couple but are even more engrossing as psychological projections of the wife.
Top Critic
June 4, 2015
All this nesting-doll storytelling might feel hollow if Blind didn't possess such a solid emotional foundation.
June 2, 2015
Tactically clever, textured and tactile, boldly visualized, Vogt's depiction of the life of the newly sightless Ingrid , plays with comic and tragic complications, and questions of identity and seeing versus being seen, but is at its best just... watching.
May 6, 2015
Blind is a strikingly beautiful and intuitive escape into the mind of a blind person, and Vogt writes and directs the film as if he has experienced such terror.
April 14, 2015
Despite moments of humour and Petersen's convincing inhabitation of Ingrid, it evinces the deliberateness of an exercise.
April 6, 2015
[An] intriguing Oslo-set drama ...
April 2, 2015
Clever, insightful, and beautifully unpredictable, Vogt's debut feature is one that deserves to be seen.
March 29, 2015
A melancholic psychodrama about identity, love, and the eye of the beholder.
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