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Blind Mountain Review

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4.0

Dave White Profile

… slower than you might want it to be. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    60

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Blind Mountain forces its way through numerous illogicalities and several plot lapses to a violently abrupt ending.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Derek Elley

    Low on drama and originality, and high on deja vu, sophomore outing by writer-director Li Yang ("Blind Shaft," 2003).

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Blind Mountain is a reminder that art sometimes keeps the truth alive far better than the news.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

    The film's economical style, vivid cinematography and tremendous acting should attract audiences far and wide.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Li’s story is lean and economical, but deeply harrowing, as Xuemei--sympathetically played by debuting performer Huang Lu, the only classically trained actor in a cast of non-professionals--clings to her courage and tries again and again to escape.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    This is a resolutely tough-minded, beautifully crafted film so compelling as to make bearable watching the nearly unbearable.

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