At First Sight

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Released 1999

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At First Sight

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Director:
Irwin Winkler
Released:
1999
Rating:
PG-13

At First Sight follows Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer) who, after years of blindness, weighs the risks of a life-changing operation to restore his sight. With the support of his new love, Amy (Mira Sorvino), Virgil goes through with the operation and discovers a new world full of light, color ... and Amy's beautiful face. Despite the miracle of seeing again, however, Virgil starts to fear his new gift.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Its moments of fascination and its good performances are mired in the morass of romance and melodrama that surrounds it.

  • 40

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The pace is so plodding and the dialogue so unwaveringly banal … that the film can't rise to the extraordinary sensations it means to capture.

  • 40

    Variety

    Although it's notoriously difficult to play a romance involving one partner's disability or illness without resorting to sentimentality, Kilmer acquits himself admirably.

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Drama

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Love & Romance, Medical