Land of the Blind

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Released 2006

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Land of the Blind

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Director:
Robert Edwards
Released:
2006
Rating:
R
Joe (Ralph Fiennes), a security guard in a totalitarian society, watches over jailed writer-turned-terrorist Thorne (Donald Sutherland). Devious and intelligent, the latter convinces Joe that their leader, Maximilian II (Tom Hollander), will bring the country to ruin. Joe frees Thorne and helps him overthrow Maximilian but later learns to regret his actions.

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  • 58

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    There's nothing particularly revolutionary about writer-director Robert Edwards' grimly satiric political fable.

  • 30

    Variety

    One of the more spectacular misfires of recent years, Land of the Blind's lack of originality is only slightly exceeded by its failure to work as political satire.

  • 20

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Mr. Edwards, who wrote and directed Land of the Blind (it's his debut film), might counter that the movie is a Brechtian comedy that's not supposed to make literal sense: the big p...

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