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A Closed Book

2009 1h 28m Mystery & Thriller List
13% Tomatometer 16 Reviews 23% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
A blind author's (Tom Conti) beautiful new assistant (Daryl Hannah) plays cruel tricks on him as part of some sinister, unknown agenda. Read More Read Less
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Critics Reviews

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Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Even bit turns from Miriam Margolyes and Elaine Paige aren't enough to make "Blind Revenge" much more than a stagey misfire. Rated: 2/5 Jul 12, 2012 Full Review Simon Crook Empire Magazine Conti, an actor as sturdily reliable as a Volvo, delivers a brittle, curmudgeonly turn, but the story's stiff and the denouement as ordinary as a piece of A4. Rated: 2/5 Feb 19, 2010 Full Review David Jenkins Time Out With its unlovely DV aesthetic and cheesy midi-synth score, the film has clearly been put together on the cheap. Yet it's also severely lacking in the fundamentals. Rated: 1/5 Feb 19, 2010 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk An iffy chamber thriller that pits a hammy Tom Conti against a cheesy Daryl Hannah in a not-terribly-exciting battle of wits. Nov 29, 2020 Full Review Michael Nordine L.A. Weekly It's like turning on a lamp in a room that looked just fine by candlelight. Jul 10, 2012 Full Review Chris Prince Sky Cinema Watching this two-hander feels very much like sitting through a play and although it's a well-acted one, A Closed Book's amateur charms may be lost on moviegoers expecting a lot more flash for their cash. Rated: 2/5 Feb 19, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member okayish. not too bad plot. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I didn't think I would like this, but I ended up loving it. Well played and interesting plot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Very odd. Awful ending. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Very minor Ruiz. It's watchable, and rather interesting at times, but the conclusion and plot twist at the end is rather banal. Still, it has the occasional strange Ruizian moment. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked this film, different and a bit sinister. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member It has Hammer -70s cheesy tv show atmosphere but I liked it..Are you going to let the critics decide? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A blind author's (Tom Conti) beautiful new assistant (Daryl Hannah) plays cruel tricks on him as part of some sinister, unknown agenda.
Director
Raúl Ruiz
Producer
Tom Kinninmont, Duncan Napier-Bell, Nicholas Napier-Bell, Tom Reeve
Screenwriter
Gilbert Adair
Production Co
Feature Productions
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 9, 2016
Runtime
1h 28m
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