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Cactus

1986 1h 33m Drama List
100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 70% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Colo (Isabelle Huppert), a young woman in a failing marriage, is involved in an accident and loses sight in one of her eyes. Doctors give her the option of retaining her good eye, which could continue to function. On the other hand, it could slip into "sympathetic blindness," leaving her completely without sight. Then, she meets and falls in love with Robert (Robert Menzies), a blind doctor, and contemplates sacrificing her good eye in order to better understand his world. Read More Read Less

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Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Although the movie is less than completely satisfying, it is worth seeing, as everything by Cox is worth seeing, because there is always the sense in his films of an active intelligence at work. Rated: 3/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Nick Davis Nick's Flick Picks A qualified accomplishment ... Part and parcel of its limitations, though, is Cactus's genuine will to stand apart, offering rich textures and unexpected pleasures. Rated: B Jul 17, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It seems like a 19th-century Victorian tale. Rated: A- Mar 30, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 18, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice A wonder-filled Australian film about a love affair between two people characterized by a blend of caring and sharing. Oct 13, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member xfdgfhdtfhfjnfkjmyghtk Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Colo (Isabelle Huppert), a young woman in a failing marriage, is involved in an accident and loses sight in one of her eyes. Doctors give her the option of retaining her good eye, which could continue to function. On the other hand, it could slip into "sympathetic blindness," leaving her completely without sight. Then, she meets and falls in love with Robert (Robert Menzies), a blind doctor, and contemplates sacrificing her good eye in order to better understand his world.
Director
Paul Cox
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 33m