The Blind Side
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Taken in by a well-to-do family and offered a second chance at life, a homeless teen grows to become the star athlete projected to be the first pick at the NFL draft in this sports-themed comedy drama inspired by author Michael Lewis' best-seller The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Michael Oher was living on the streets when he was welcomed into the home of a conservative suburban family, but over time he matured into a talented athlete. As the NFL draft approaches, fans and sports radio personalities alike speculate that Oher will be the hottest pick of the year. Sandra Bullock stars in… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

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"The movie is done with crispness, vigor, down-home humor, and an over-all tang of good feeling, but the pushing of buttons is the work of extraordinary calculation."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"However obvious, The Blind Side is touching -- despite its habit of dropping major character notes into the melody without warning."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The movie is very familiar -- you've seen it all before -- but it succeeds at achieving its modest goals."
‑ Perry Seibert, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Football may the thread that runs throughout, but the movie is much more interested in the tale of how Oher left behind a life of poverty, violence and foster-home despair to become a champ on the gridiron."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"The Blind Side, which has reportedly made close to 200 million dollars, is based on a true story (the operative word is "based," of course)."
‑ Dan Callahan, House Next Door
"Quite how Sandra Bullock deserved an Oscar for her one-note turn as bleached supermum Leigh-Anne is a mystery, since it transforms a potentially worthwhile character study into a grandstanding star vehicle."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Oher‚(TM)s life is meant to make us feel good, and it mostly does. But how good we feel about his story is proportional to how blind we‚(TM)re willing to be about how it‚(TM)s told."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"It's certainly a heartwarming tale and Bullock delivers a big, ballsy performance as the indomitable Tuohy - but Oscar-worthy? What were they thinking?"
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A living tribute to fundamental Christian motivations, although the point is hammered home with an extraordinarily soft touch: Love thy neighbor."
‑ Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
"Sing it together with me my brothers, thank the Lawd for he created the white man that he might teach them po' negroes the value of good Christian chariddy."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"Its superficiality keeps it from being the moving story it could have been."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Writer-director John Lee Hancock has turned Oher's remarkable life into a Hollywood fable that trades difficult truths for easy clichťs."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Serves its purpose by making the audience tear up in some moments and cheer in others. It's a total button-pusher, but it does so in a very good way."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"You're going to be crying by the end."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"While The Blind Side constantly threatens to deteriorate into sentimental saccharine, it never does. Bullock's accent grates at first, but she bonds well with McGraw"
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
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