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  • Summary: The story of a young woman architect (Sorvino) who falls in love with a blind man (Kilmer). She encourages him to undergo a radical operation to restore his sight, but ultimately his truest vision comes from the love he finds in his heart. (MGM)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. An exceptionally touching and provocative love story. [15 January 1999, Calendar, p. F-4]
  2. The sweetest little movie about a neurological disorder that we're ever likely to see.
  3. Director Irwin Winkler (Night and the City)is rarely better than pedestrian in handling this story. At worst, the dramatic elements are plain clumsy.
  4. Val Kilmer, clearly pleased to be entering the Oscar disability sweepstakes, does what he can as the hunk who learns how to see.
  5. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
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    Although it's notoriously difficult to play a romance involving one partner's disability or illness without resorting to sentimentality, Kilmer acquits himself admirably.
  6. The pace is so plodding and the dialogue so unwaveringly banal … that the film can't rise to the extraordinary sensations it means to capture.
  7. 20
    It's sheer piffle, a disingenuous romance with Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino that's all sap and no sizzle.

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