Blind Spot Reviews

August 21, 2019
Despite this complex setup and the film's dramatic central event, Novotny shows an intelligent restraint that lets us truly absorb the immediate implications and emotions of the situation.
June 5, 2019
The problem with Blind Spot, along with most one-take wonders, is that its inability to edit deprives it of manipulating time, leaving much of the film as a collection of moments in-between the action.
June 4, 2019
We're invested in these characters from the moment we meet them, and the full-throttle conviction of the ensemble ensures that every performance is rife with real, tangible, human emotions.
January 31, 2019
There is bravery and brutal honesty here.
October 6, 2018
The veneer of technical excellence it never quite takes your mind off the lack of substance beneath.
October 3, 2018
In short, a construction that reveals the impossibility of seeing completely and of recording reality in its entirety. [Full review in Spanish]
October 3, 2018
[Blind Spot] has no great pretensions and manages to stage the tragic pain of the inexplicable with exemplary balance between the formal and the thematic. [Full review in Spanish]
Top Critic
October 3, 2018
What makes the film unshakeable is its sheer physical and psychological relentlessness of execution; a small, if deeply sad, story becomes all-consuming when no respite or interruption is offered from its overlapping stages of shock and sorrow.
October 1, 2018
Daringly executed and superbly controlled - but in a way that consistently engages us with its characters' emotional processes, never distracting us with its undeniable technical brilliance.
September 28, 2018
Novotny's fine film is far more complicated than a single camera choice.
September 13, 2018
The vibe of heightened intensity is made all-the-more palpable by the real-time, one-shot atmosphere...
September 12, 2018
Blind Spot gradually wears out its welcome by failing to add enough substance in front of the camera, even if what's happening behind the camera remains of interest.
September 10, 2018
The long-take gimmick works because of how spent the actors look from remaining in this intense headspace for 98 solid minutes.
September 6, 2018
Billed as an indictment of social services and mental-health institutions, the film's depiction of grief is dully one-note.
September 6, 2018
Blind Spot is a devastating experiment that prioritizes both emotion and aesthetics. You may never see a more deliberately uncomfortable film this year.