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      Flying Blind

      2012 1h 34m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      50% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 43% Audience Score 50+ Ratings An aeronautics specialist (Helen McCrory) begins to suspect that her much-younger lover (Najib Oudghiri) has ulterior motives for carrying on the passionate affair. Read More Read Less

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      Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard As a love story it tells you a lot, thanks largely to the way McCrory shapes and underlines her part. Rated: 3/5 Apr 12, 2013 Full Review Anna Coatman Little White Lies Some interesting ideas are buried under a barrage of truisms. Rated: 2/5 Apr 11, 2013 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian Right the way through to the fence-sitter of an ending, the movie looks like it was written by committee at a screenwriters' seminar. Rated: 2/5 Apr 11, 2013 Full Review Adam Lowes CineVue Flying Blind introduces yet another new and exciting female filmmaker with a distinctive voice, and she's equally complimented by a stunning turn from her lead actress. Rated: 3/5 Feb 13, 2019 Full Review Jamie Neish HeyUGuys It's not exactly the kind of film that's likely to set the world alight, but it's made all the better for its low-key disposition and palpitating subject-matter. Rated: 3/5 Aug 14, 2018 Full Review Philip French Observer (UK) The eroticism and passion are convincing and, for a while, Frankie's naivety is plausible. But the plotting is B-feature stuff ... Apr 14, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ethan T With McCrory recently dead at a relatively young age, it seemed fitting to check out one of her films that became available for streaming seemingly in her memory. Indeed, it showcases some of her talents and she might be the only redeeming factor, as this film has far less to offer than it thinks it does. The central relationship driving the action never catches fire or offers so much as a spark. I feel for Oudghiri, though, because he has no material to make one care for his character and seems destined to fall short. The screenwriters appear more focused upon cramming in as many sex scenes as possible than more important things to ensure audience retention, such as little things like characterization. Whereas McCrory makes Frankie sort of interesting and the mystery of Kahil's true identity initially serves a good purpose, every other character with a speaking role only serves one function and all of the impetus falls upon the relationship to provide the draw. It has no draw, as it is written with such rush that it dominates the film and leaves no room for any other exposition within the first twenty minutes of a ninety minute exercise. While the ethics of the military industrial complex and the justification for resistance to Western forces and the inevitable links to Islamic fundamentalism are certainly ideas, they have all been better executed elsewhere. The dialogue only surveys these topics with the air of crossing out items on a shopping list and demands that the viewer care about the boring eroticism paraded about more often than any other style or plot point. Prioritization and better character writing might have saved this one, but its problems are numerous. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/27/21 Full Review Audience Member I don't understand why this scored so low, I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the strong female lead character and her increasing vulnerability and suspicion was played out well. Nice little entertaining film that makes you think, some great acting and I can't fault the ending! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member A brilliant performance from Helen McCrory in the lead in a film that keeps you engaged and guessing throughout. An insight into the clumsiness of the British state in its paranoid pursuit of enemies around every corner and how lives can be wrecked as a result. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice drama that raises a few pulses with the suspicion element to it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Najib Oudghiri is a promising actor, I don't understand why his name is not mentioned with the actors leading role?? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An aeronautics specialist (Helen McCrory) begins to suspect that her much-younger lover (Najib Oudghiri) has ulterior motives for carrying on the passionate affair.
      Director
      Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
      Producer
      Alison Sterling
      Screenwriter
      Naomi Wallace, Bruce McLeod, Caroline Harrington
      Production Co
      Matador Pictures
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 16, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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