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Blindsided (2013)

Penthouse North (original title)
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A reclusive, blind photojournalist lives quietly in a New York penthouse, until a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune enters her life.

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Joseph Ruben

Writer:

David Loughery
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Complete credited cast:
Michelle Monaghan ... Sara
Michael Keaton ... Hollander
Barry Sloane ... Chad
Andrew W. Walker ... Ryan (as Andrew Walker)
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Blake (as Tiio Horn)
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ... Danny
Phillip Jarrett ... Antonio
Timothy Paul Coderre ... US Army Sargent
Olivier Surprenant ... Slacker Boy
Jasmine Chan ... Slacker Girl
Lindsey Reeves-Whit Lindsey Reeves-Whit ... Kabul Woman in Burka
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It's New Year's Eve in New York City and everyone's getting ready to party. Watching, waiting, a man called Hollander has a different kind of party in mind. Alone in her high-rise apartment, Sara has no idea that her boyfriend was a thief. But what he stole - and from whom - is about to put her life on the line. Trapped in the penthouse with Hollander and his sadistic partner, these two will kill, maim, tear the place apart to find a fortune in diamonds. While the party rages outside, inside Sara fights desperately for her life. It's kill or be killed in a pulse-pounding , non-stop fight to the finish - and it all takes place in Penthouse North. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violent content, bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

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This movie is being offered on Netflix under the alternate title "Blindsided". See more »

Goofs

The large puddle of blood on the kitchen floor surrounding Ryan's dead body that Sara slips on and falls into causing it to smear and splatter is completely intact as Hollander is preparing to cover the body with a blanket. See more »

Quotes

Hollander: Permanent blindness, just hear that; permanent blindness... permanent! Are you one of those people who think what doesn't kill you makes you stronger? I'd sooner put a bullet in my head!
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References Wait Until Dark (1967) See more »

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A smooth Thriller without any Surprises
27 June 2013 | by simon-d-cesairSee all my reviews

You might like this movie if you enjoyed: Columbus Circle (1996), Brake (2012)

Long Story Short: Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), a former Military photojournalist, has lost her sight due to an incident in Afghanistan. She lives in a penthouse with her boyfriend Ryan (Andrew W. Walker) and feels safe there even though her sister (Kaniehtiio Horn) and brother-in law (Trevor Hayes) constantly tell her that they don't trust Ryan. It turns out that Ryan does have a secret and, which gets Sarah in great danger.

Review: I have never heard of that movie before but I thought I give it a shot, and it was not a bog let down, but I wasn't blown away either. The beginning is very strong and has a few "Edge- of- your- seat" – moments, but it doesn't keep this pace up, especially since there aren't any twists besides one tiny one at the beginning. I am not sure how her past of being a photojournalist in Afghanistan helped developing the story either, as far as I am concerned they didn't even have to mention why she was blind. All these flashbacks from her past seemed like fillers to me. The acting was decent, I saw a few nice skyscraper shots, but I was hoping for a big reveal at the end which didn't happen. Penthouse House is definitely a one- time watch but not a bad one.

Rating: 5.5


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Release Date:

4 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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$372,209
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