The Blind Side
The Blind Side (2009)

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'… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It might strike some viewers as a little too pat, but The Blind Side has the benefit of strong source material and a strong performance from Sandra Bullock.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

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.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Its superficiality keeps it from being the moving story it could have been.

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Perry Seibert
TV Guide

The movie is very familiar -- you've seen it all before -- but it succeeds at achieving its modest goals.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

As a fable about the power of giving, it hits pretty hard.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

However obvious, The Blind Side is touching -- despite its habit of dropping major character notes into the melody without warning.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

It's certainly a heartwarming tale and Bullock delivers a big, ballsy performance as the indomitable Tuohy - but Oscar-worthy? What were they thinking?

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A patronizing drama that uses a manipulative narrative structure to make you buy its disgusting message that for a black young kid such as Big Mike to succeed… More
Jens S.
Sometimes a feel is so deeply humane and kind-hearted that you're almost waiting for the shoe to drop. This simply does not happen here, even though you… More
danny d
although this film has its cliche moments, it is far better than the normal run of the mill feel good sports movie. bullock and bates were both very good, and… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Sandra Bullock does give a great performance, and the story is a great one. But the film overall is rather weak, especially due to less-than-stellar… More
Eugene Bernabe
Sandra Bullock is rapid and compelling in this true story of tragedy-turned-triumph. The Blind Side is an enjoyable that some may consider a bit too soft or… More
Dean King
A great heartfelt feel-good film based on a true story. Great performances from the lead character and Sandra Bullock adds a touch of charm to her role. Plenty… More