MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,590 this week

Blind Revenge (2009)
"A Closed Book" (original title)

 |  Thriller  |  13 July 2012 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 367 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 23 critic

Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 76 titles
created 16 Dec 2010
 
a list of 19 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 3268 titles
created 04 Jul 2012
 
a list of 116 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Blind Revenge" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blind Revenge (2009)

Blind Revenge (2009) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blind Revenge.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Small time Hungarian matchmakers get the job to make a Hollywood star fall in love with a Russian 'businessman's spoiled brat sister. They get one million dollars if they succeed, but if they fail, they will have to pay with their lives.

Director: Tamás Sas
Stars: C.J. Thomason, Christine Kelly, Attila Árpa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernández, Santiago Figueroa
Final Days of Planet Earth (TV Movie 2006)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Lloyd Walker is an anti-heroic archaeologist who, after stumbling upon an alien conspiracy, becomes enmeshed in an against-all-odds battle to save the human race. From the enigmatic Room 86... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Daryl Hannah, Campbell Scott, Gil Bellows
Dark Honeymoon (Video 2008)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A man marries a seductive woman after a brief but intense relationship. During their honeymoon on the Oregon coast, however, he uncovers the terrible truth about his new wife.

Director: David O'Malley
Stars: Daryl Hannah, Lindy Booth, Tia Carrere
Klimt (2006)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Today, Camille turns nine. He had sworn that on his 9th birthday he would show his parents the videos he was shooting on the side-the tail of a cat scampering away, a window, and a veiled ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Balibar, Charles Berling
Savage Souls (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

At a wake one night in 1945, a group of aged women recall the life of one of their number. Sixty years before, Thérèse was barely 20 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend, Firmin, a ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Laetitia Casta, Frédéric Diefenthal, Arielle Dombasle
That Day (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Luc Bideau
Agathopedia (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Surreal gothic comedy about a gambler who wins a strange Chilean mansion and takes his frail wife there.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Marc Barr, Laurent Malet
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Patrick Azam, Philippe Bombled, Sophie Bourdon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mediocre pulp novelist is approached by a stranger claiming to be a serial killer with a proposition to chronicle his crimes.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Christian Vadim, Thierry Gibault, Valérie Kaprisky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Sir Paul
...
Jane Ryder
...
Mrs. Kilbride
Elaine Paige ...
Canvasser
...
Andrew Boles
Matthew Kaufman ...
Interviewee 1
...
Interviewee 2
Matthew Earley ...
Interviewee 3
Brogan West ...
Interviewee 4
Edit

Storyline

Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes as he revisits scenes from his past and works on what he intends to be his final opus. Jane appears to be ideal: attractive, intelligent, unruffled by her employer's abrupt eccentricities. But, gradually, we come aware that Jane has another agenda. Incrementally, Sir Paul's familiar surroundings are altered. Strange things happen around the house and he becomes increasingly dependent on his new assistant. Jane plays increasingly sadistic games until their relationship breaks down... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Looking back on your past could cost you your future

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blind Revenge  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title of the film was originally "Blind Man's Bluff" See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ruiz transcends mediocre material
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As A Closed Book begins, distinguished author Sir Paul is planning on writing his first book since a head injury that made him completely blind four years previously. In order to do this he needs a helper so he hires Jane Ryder, an intelligent but mysterious woman who agrees to live with him in his baroque mansion five days a week. Sir Paul is unsurprisingly a fussy, arrogant man who would likely be hard for anyone to deal with. Still, it's hard not to feel sympathy for him as it quickly becomes clear that Jane takes sadistic pleasure in deceiving him. This starts out harmlessly enough with lies about a jigsaw puzzle and made up news stories about the murder of Madonna and the suicide of O.J. Simpson but progresses into harmful territory as she begins to rearrange the furniture and leave books on the stairs. The last few minutes of the film involve some hastily applied twists that don't really give the viewer much of a chance to comprehend the way the situation has changed before the next one appears. As suspense thrillers go, this is pretty standard fare in the plot department.

Since this is a film by maverick auteur Raoul Ruiz the writing is naturally the least important part of the film; as usual his films rely on his unique sensibilities to succeed. For a Ruiz film A Closed Book is fairly low key: there are plenty of unusual angles and the frame tends to be filled with sumptuous details but the camera movements are standard save for the scene in which Jane brazenly tells Sir Paul nonsensical lies as the camera spins wildly directly overhead. There is also an emphasis on the house's architecture, particularly the baroque exterior with its spirals and turrets. A Closed Book is not a film that breaks new ground for Ruiz, in fact the style calls to mind all of the Ruiz films I've seen from the past decade or so including Time Regained, Comedy of Innocence, and That Day but his style is so rich that he could easily spend another twenty years working within it and not exhaust its possibilities.

Somewhat perversely for a film released this year, A Closed Book has already been released on R2 DVD. It's also worth noting that the film seems to have been universally judged by the least important aspect of this particular work: the script. This surely accounts for its absurdly low IMDb score (4.7 as of this writing) and the score of negative reviews it has received from critics who view it as a genre film.


18 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
a closed book Rumpus
awful adaptation ive-built-the-fall
Kill Bill 3 nkickflip69
Discuss Blind Revenge (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?