Blindsight

Critics Consensus

A powerful glimpse of the possibilities for transcendence in straightforward documentary filmmaking -- and extreme physical disability.

98%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 50

83%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,203

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Blindsight Photos

Movie Info

Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, and the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet.

Cast & Crew

Steven Haft
Executive Producer
Sybil Robson
Producer

Critic Reviews for Blindsight

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (1)

  • You wouldn't believe it as fiction but it really is fairly unadorned fact. It is easy to see awards beckoning, and deservedly so because Walker as a film-maker never puts herself in front of her extraordinary subjects.

    August 8, 2008 | Rating: 4/5
  • How they managed the trek defies belief, but in an art-form where superpowers have become passé, it's a stirring reminder of what human powers, against the odds, can achieve.

    August 8, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Lucy Walker's documentary Blindsight is breathtaking twice over. It leaves the audience gasping like a landed guppy at views of snow-coddled Himalayan peaks under ice-blue skies.

    August 8, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Lucy Walker's documentary is genuinely stirring.

    August 8, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Walker's ending is fudged both in terms of the narrative and the issues, and she seems to come down, a little feebly, on the "heartwarming" side of things. But what an amazing, and bizarre, story.

    August 8, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A strikingly photographed documentary that unfolds into a story of human achievement and a study of the East-West culture clash.

    August 8, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blindsight

  • May 02, 2013
    The film is just sad through and through. The poor kids get manipulated into climbing a mountain when they clearly are not physically able to do so and their so called guardians are so taken with the notion of taking blind kids up a mountain that they forget to look after their well being. Very very very sad.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2010
    very good movie thought it was very inspirational, great camerawork, enjoyed the movie
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2009
    I enjoyed this, but I think there was a more interesting documentary trying to get out . The childrens personailties were sketchy and the contrast between the western/"proper climbers" aim of reaching the summit v's the eastern/children and teachers purpose of exploration, inclusion and growing as a team was only tentatively explored, The best bit was the coda saying what happened next. .
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2009
    Inspirational documentary about the trials and tribulations of six blind Tibetan kids as they set out to climb Lhakpa Ri in the Himalayas. Emotional and uplifting.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

Blindsight Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides