Land of the Blind
Source: Catholic News Service
Disappointing and sadly misguided political satire about jailed playwright turned terrorist (Donald Sutherland), who upon release from prison assassinates the petty tyrant (Tom Hollander) of the unnamed country, and then imposes a repressive regime of his own, turning on even the idealistic military man (Ralph Fiennes) who helped pull off the coup. Writer-director Robert Edwards attempts to leaven the grim tale with some sardonic humor, and Fiennes delivers his accustomed superlative performance, but the cautionary points about the corrupting of power, with no doubt several contemporary parallels in mind, are fairly standard beneath some cinematic flash, while the nonstop expletives and occasional sexual elements seem gratuitous. Pervasive rough language and crude expressions, some profanity and irreligiosity, sexual situations and partial nudity, violence and brutality, and gratuitous scatological elements. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Thank you for your comments. Editors will review all posts before they are visible on the website.
blog comments powered by