Land Of The Blind details
|Starring:||Donald Sutherland, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hollander, Camilla Rutherford, Laura Fraser, Mackenzie Crook, Lara Flynn Boyle, Lara Flynn Boyle|
|Genre:||Drama - Comedy|
Land Of The Blind
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Jan 2008|
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land of the blindBy Fulton (60 reviews) from Marlow , 21 Feb 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Too much talking and nothing much happens. We did not bother to finish watching it....
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Surprisingly different to how I imaginedBy TheWatchman (487 reviews) from Suburbia , 18 Nov 2011I saw the trailer for this film and thought it was going to be an, albeit black, comedy. How wrong I was. Okay, there were a few funny moments here and there in fact, when it was funny it was probably funnier than a lot of supposed comedies. However, a comedy it was not.
The Land of the Blind takes place in an unknown, fictional country in an undisclosed point in time (possibly around the nineteen eighties, as the Internet seems conspicuously absent). The country is basically a fascist dictatorship, imprisoning anyone who speaks out against the regime.
First of all, the initial message is too loud power corrupts/only a fraction are living the good life while the majority suffers. All the actors do their bit, but the film falls down on not really knowing what it wants to be sometimes its funny, sometimes it tries to be, most times its quite bloodthirsty, leaving it harder to laugh at the bits that are humorous. Then the film changes at just over halfway through and the laughs dry up and it turns into a kind of 1984/Brazil type story. And then it ends, leaving the viewers slightly unclear as to what was the overall point/message and wondering what they just watched.
I didnt not enjoy the film. It was certainly different. Itll probably develop a cult following over time.
Perhaps if David Lynch did politics, he would make Land of the Blind?
If you want something a bit different, you could do worse.
Good but Just Fails to IgniteBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 09 Nov 2011Its a great cast but somehow the sum of the movie is lesser than the parts...if you get my drift.
I liked the references and nods to various revolutions of the past and the frightening injustices that can be 'justice'. If anything this film is a salutary lesson about just how catastrophic it is when power is in the wrong hands and unfortunately how often that seems to be the case.
Some thoughtful insights into power, politics and the plight of us poor saps caught up in the cross fire. OK.
Interesting filmBy gillybop (16 reviews) , 05 Nov 2011Well acted, well directed, good script, good premise. A cut above a lot of the dross out there. Worth a look if you want a film to make you think.
Land of the BlindBy Firestorm (223 reviews) from Lytham St. Annes , 11 May 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis film was boring and the longer we watched it IT did not get better so we switched it off We really like Donald Sutherland and were very disa ppointed
excellant cast, but didnt hold my attentionBy stuartbannerman (40 reviews) from Rossendale , 13 Jan 2009This film had a great list of stars in it which was the initial draw for me. But once the film began it just seemed to be a bit odd. It didnt hold my attention and caused me to do something that I dont often do. Turn it off before it finished. Its a satirical film and doesnt attempt to be set in the real world at all. It looks like a comedy version of Gattaca or Equilibrium (in the political structure)
I always pride myself on being able to select good films from Lovefilm but sadly my spider sense misfired on this occassion.. . Doesnt mean its definately a bad film though but im guessing its definately an aquired taste. Sadly not mine.