Slater is excellent, as usual.
GllmPrftt | juvisy-sur-orge France | 12/11/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Helen Slater has always been one of my favorite actress and I must admit she was the reason I bought this movie. As usual, she didn't disappoint me, playing an amazingly convincing blind woman. She also writes and sings "detour", the main song of the movie: excellent! How come she never released an album?As for the movie itself... Well, it's not a bad story; but there's nothing really unpredictable in it and the two bad guys are way too caricatural.The DVD edition has no feature at all, not even a chapter menu."
Remake of the Classic "Wait Until Dark"
Maureen Ogorman | USA | 02/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Modern remake of the Classic "Wait Until Dark", pits Helen Slater against 2 psychotic killers.As in the original, the lead is a woman newly blinded and having trouble adjusting to a world without vision. The brightest spots in Carly's life are her relationship with her lover, Eric, and the new loft they move into in the deserted warehouse district. Not surprisingly, one evening when Eric is away two parolee's break into the apartment and hold Carly hostage hoping to extract the combination to a safe full of diamonds from her. While a few others try and help, inevitably, Carly finds that the only person she can truly depend on is herself. This was an OK updating of the classic movie with Audrey Hepburn, but to be honest that movie was so good I wonder why anyone would re-do it. Frankly too much material leads up to the home invasion espcially the criminals hstalking their hapless victim unseen. It doesn't add to the plot and the characters are thinly drawn enough to not need too much on-screen time to show us their motivation. A tighter story that focused on the lead would have worked much better. I thought the acting was good and that Helen Slater does a great job as the defensless woman who discoves her inner strengh. I also really liked the nice job of forshadowing by having her practice Braille on a quote from Shakespere's Sonnet 94 "sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds". This was a an OK movie but it suffers by comparison to such a classic as "Wait Until Dark". I have the DVD but there were no special features on it so the VHS would be just as good."
A great performance
J. Neto | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 04/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nowhere in sight was a turning point in the career of actress, singer and songwriter Helen Slater. Besides to play the leading role it was in this movie that Slater had the first oportunity to display her musical talents, writing and singing Detour, the song you hear in the opening and in the end credits. It happened almost by chance. Nowhere in sight was shot in Montreal and Slater always rent a piano, when goes on location to compose new songs in her free time. Detour was created during the work in the movie and recorded in a small studio Helen found in the city. When the movie producer Kimberley Berlin listened to the recording she asked to use it in the movie. That was 3 years before the release of Slater first music album One of these days. You will also listen to Slater playing piano e even cello in the opening sequences. But Nowhere in Sight also displays Helen Slater talent as an actress in a very demanding role. Displaying a variety of emotions that go from sadness to dispair, from happiness to confusion and fear. So if you want to get acquainted with the multifaceted talent of this very beautiful lady this is the movie."