[Film Review] "Blind" 2012/07/28, Source,
I'm going to try and stay as unbiased as possible in reviewing "Blind" (블라인드), because yes, it has my favorite Korean actress Kim Ha-neul in it. Not factoring that in though, what we have here is a pretty good suspense-thriller that asks the audience to suspend some disbelief in order to achieve maximum entertainment. I was able to do that and walked away fairly entertained.
Police cadet Soo-ah (Kim Ha-neul) is an angry woman when we first meet her. Why? Because her younger brother Dong-hyeon (Park Bo-geom), is at the club again preparing to enter a B-Boy dance competition with his friends. See, he promised to stop this hip-hop dancing and yet here he is about to shake his groove thing again and Soo-ah ain't havin' it! She drags him out of the club, going so far as to handcuff him to the handle on the inside of her van so he doesn't try to run off. The two are arguing during the drive home, with Dong-hyeon reaching for the handcuff keys and Soo-ah trying to stop him,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Blind" 2012/04/07,
Following in the footsteps of Terence Young's 1967 thriller "Wait Until Dark", Korean writer/director Ahn Sang-hoon's "Blind" is a suspenseful thriller that dapples in brilliance but ultimately falls victim to some of the ill short-comings of the Korean thriller genre.
Perhaps it was the fantastical premise of a blind women (Min Soo-ah played stoically by Kim Ha-neul) using her remaining senses to ultimately prevail over a malicious and sadistic serial rapist/murderer that caused me to hesitate on this one. Ahn Sang-hoon does have a number of tricks up his sleave that managed to, at least periodically, suspend my disbelief on the unlikelihood of all,...More
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