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Land of the Blind

Lara Flynn Boyle, Henry Breitrose, Ian Chorao, Ron Cook, Mackenzie Crook

Directed by Robert Edwards
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5 1.5
Community: star rating
5 1.5 0
June 9, 2006

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. In an unnamed place at an unspecified time — can't you feel pretentiousness creeping in? — a soldier (Fiennes) helps an imprisoned playwright (Sutherland) escape and overthrow a dictator, only to become a dictator himself. In his debut project, writer-director Robert Edwards — a former U.S. Army intelligence officer in Iraq — acts as if he's saying something profound. He isn't.

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