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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Simultaneously a sports adventure film, a tear-jerking tale of hope and inspiration and a captivating meditation on culture clash. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    Their story is deeply involving, all the more so because it isn’t simple or straightforward. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Raises important questions that resonate far beyond the subject at hand: What is the meaning of accomplishment, and how do you define triumph? show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    The movie is about hope and courage and fortitude. It's about beating the odds and defying expectations. But Lucy Walker's movie is also about whether the trip was a good idea in the first place. The answer is compellingly complicated. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Lucy Walker's observant film Blindsight is about profound East-West differences in the importance of journey versus destination and comradeship versus competition. show more

  • 67
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A moving and touching documentary. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Featuring exceptional people doing extraordinary things, Blindsight is one of those documentaries with the power to make you re-examine your entire life -- or at least get off the couch. show more

  • 80
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Walker was the best choice to document this journey. For one thing, her first film, "Devil's Playground," and its examination of how Amish teenagers react when confronted with the outside world, showed her to be both curious and fearless. Plus, it turns out she is herself blind in one eye. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    The deceptively complex picture gradually grows sharp edges and snowballs into a compelling study in culture clash, with spectacular scenery to boot. show more

  • 70
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    Spiritually aware documentary. show more

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