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Blind Spot

Released Feb 6, 1947 1h 13m Mystery & Thriller List
80% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Frustrated by his struggles as a mystery writer, Jeff Andrews (Chester Morris) visits publisher Henry Small (William Forrest). Interrupting Small's meeting with another writer, Jeff launches into a new murder plot idea, which the publisher rejects. Later, Small's secretary finds Jeff at a nearby bar and confides that Small attacked her. Outraged, the inebriated Jeff returns to Small's office -- only to discover the publisher murdered in a similar manner to a character in Jeff's unwritten book. Read More Read Less

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Guy Lodge Variety What makes the film unshakeable is its sheer physical and psychological relentlessness of execution; a small, if deeply sad, story becomes all-consuming when no respite or interruption is offered from its overlapping stages of shock and sorrow. Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Jonathan Romney Screen International Daringly executed and superbly controlled - but in a way that consistently engages us with its characters' emotional processes, never distracting us with its undeniable technical brilliance. Oct 1, 2018 Full Review Jordan Mintzer Hollywood Reporter Blind Spot gradually wears out its welcome by failing to add enough substance in front of the camera, even if what's happening behind the camera remains of interest. Sep 12, 2018 Full Review Elena Lazic Seventh Row Despite this complex setup and the film's dramatic central event, Novotny shows an intelligent restraint that lets us truly absorb the immediate implications and emotions of the situation. Aug 21, 2019 Full Review C.J. Prince The Cinessential The problem with Blind Spot, along with most one-take wonders, is that its inability to edit deprives it of manipulating time, leaving much of the film as a collection of moments in-between the action. Jun 5, 2019 Full Review Pat Mullen Cinemablographer We're invested in these characters from the moment we meet them, and the full-throttle conviction of the ensemble ensures that every performance is rife with real, tangible, human emotions. Jun 4, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Really bad and long movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Frustrated by his struggles as a mystery writer, Jeff Andrews (Chester Morris) visits publisher Henry Small (William Forrest). Interrupting Small's meeting with another writer, Jeff launches into a new murder plot idea, which the publisher rejects. Later, Small's secretary finds Jeff at a nearby bar and confides that Small attacked her. Outraged, the inebriated Jeff returns to Small's office -- only to discover the publisher murdered in a similar manner to a character in Jeff's unwritten book.
Director
Robert Gordon
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 6, 1947, Original
Runtime
1h 13m