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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Political satire is so rare that it's a shame to watch the reliable Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland lend their talents to one that is blind to its own incompetence. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Dark, grim, and cliched Orwellian satire. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    About as subtle as its all too obvious title would suggest. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    Though Fiennes has done (far) better work, the blurry story seems almost profound when seen through his eyes. To the extent the movie works at all, it works best when it's just the camera and Fiennes in a bleak white room. show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    First-time writer-director Robert Edwards is nothing if not ambitious, attempting to encapsulate the history of totalitarian oppression and misguided revolutionary zeal into a broad, blunt, black comedy. show more

  • 58
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

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

  • 40
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    It's an easy movie to loathe, but it's designed imaginatively and enjoys the committed attention of its cast. show more

  • 40
    Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic

    The dialogue creaks, all the more so since we know better than it does what it is going to say. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 20
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    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 picture is what matters. But the big picture is a mess. show more

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