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      Blind Fury

      R 1989 1 hr. 22 min. Action List
      53% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 51% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score He may be blind, but Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer) has a way with a sword. The Vietnam vet pays a visit to an old war buddy, Frank Deveraux (Terrance O'Quinn), only to discover that his friend is in deep trouble. Gangsters have killed Frank's wife (Meg Foster) and are holding him hostage in Reno, Nev. Making a narrow escape with Frank's young son (Brandon Call), Nick heads across the country to even the score. Needless to say, his opponents underestimate him -- and his sword skills. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 12 Buy Now

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      GM M Movies are meant to be entertaining. This one is. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Steve D Hauer is good but the tone gave me whiplash. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Underrated gem from the 90's. While it lacks surreal grittiness of blade runner, and the CGI is no wear as good as good the matrix (few years later), it has it's own charm. If you consider many action movies of the era (die hard) and how new some ideas were (internet and neo noir) it delivers a unique perspective. Keanu Reeves also does well considering a few years before he was doing Bill and Ted; ranting about wanting room service and you can see him unnaturally contort his hands when suffering from first mental breakdown. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a blast! This modern day reworking of Zatoichi has a great balance of action and slapstick comedy. It can get pretty cringey at times with the kid, but Hauer makes up for that with his antics and being totally game, for this silliness. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/01/21 Full Review Boneyard L This movie starts off with high-competence action and ends off with a little too much goofy slapstick. The premise is solid and it's ultimately a fun ‘80s action romp, though some of the blind swordsman antics are somewhat less than believable. It's a mishmash of genres which may put some people off, but it manages to tie it together pretty well in the end. Closest comparison: It's walking the line between Lethal Weapon and Three Ninjas. Setting: Road Trip Plot: On-The-Run Tone: Action Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/15/21 Full Review Audience Member Better than you would expect. Should be listed as "action/comedy". Some good character actors like Noble Willingham, Terence O'Quinn, Nick Cassavetes and Meg Foster help. Typical 80s music serve as background noise, good location scenery. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Mar 16, 1990 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal A double-dimed Zatoichi remake that’s also a late-’80s remnant of gruesome / goofy aesthetics, "Blind Fury" is easily the friendliest film in which someone has their hand severed at the wrist. It's an analog delight that's more than an afterthought. Rated: 3/5 Nov 11, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a solid premise that's employed to entertaining (if somewhat forgettable) effect... Rated: 3/4 Mar 25, 2021 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy This did provide Rutger Hauer with perhaps his most unusual heroic role until Hobo with a Shotgun 22 years later. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 16, 2021 Full Review Leona Laurie Geek Girl Authority Stranger danger! Just because Rutger Hauer says he's blind doesn't mean you should let him put his paws all over your annoying kid's face. Jan 29, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis He may be blind, but Nick Parker (Rutger Hauer) has a way with a sword. The Vietnam vet pays a visit to an old war buddy, Frank Deveraux (Terrance O'Quinn), only to discover that his friend is in deep trouble. Gangsters have killed Frank's wife (Meg Foster) and are holding him hostage in Reno, Nev. Making a narrow escape with Frank's young son (Brandon Call), Nick heads across the country to even the score. Needless to say, his opponents underestimate him -- and his sword skills.
      Director
      Phillip Noyce
      Production Co
      TriStar Pictures, Interscope Communications
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.1M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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