Blind Side (2000) from Tuna

Blind Side (1993) is an above average made for cable thriller, staring Ron Silver and Rebecca De Mornay as husband and wife, and Rutger Hauer as the bad guy. Silver and De Mornay are furniture manufacturers who are in Mexico to see about moving their factory there, and to celebrate her pregnancy. On the way home, they hit a Mexican cop who staggers in front of their car. They examine him, he is very dead, so they elect to get across the border without saying anything. They think they got away clean, although they feel guilty, when Hauer shows up at their door, and begins to blackmail them -- first into a job, then more and more.
 Hauer takes their receptionist out, and his brand of sex sends her running for her life and covered with bruises. A final showdown is inevitable. Along the way, De Mornay shows most of one nipple several times in a hot tub scene, and Tamara Clatterbuck shows her breasts as she undresses to get into the hot tub, and again while in the hot tub with Hauer.


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DVD info from Amazon.

  • no widescreen, no features

The images are a little grainy, but there are some nice scenics in the beginning, and the acting was decent. Although Hauer's waistline was a little large to be believable as a ladies man, he gave a great subtle performance as the bad guy. The film was entertaining, even if it didn't cover any new ground. 

The Critics Vote

  • Maltin says "above average" for a cable flick

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 5.5
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C+.

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