Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Grounded in the direct, disarming truth of their experience, the movie has a straightforward lack of cheap sentiment that saves it from being either too maudlin or saccharine-sweet. Read full review
What makes The Blind Side a Thanksgiving treat is director Hancock's subtle touch and admirable refusal to yield to sports movie clichés, something he did previously with "The Rookie" and "Remember the Titans." Read full review
Bullock is an irrepressible hoot in writer-director John Lee Hancock's otherwise thoroughly conventional take on Michael Lewis' fact-based book "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game." Read full review
Bullock’s levelheaded acting frequently saves the movie from emotional garishness. Read full review
An engaging if transparent tearjerker of the first water. Read full review
Has strong performances and stirring football scenes. Read full review
Unlike the tale told in "Precious", however, The Blind Side's story is contrived, storybook sweet, credulity-straining and ... um, true. Read full review
It's fair to say that Bullock's appealing portrait of a strong-willed Tennessee belle ranks among the best work of her career. It's just too bad the movie around her comes up short. Read full review
Never dull, but it's rarely more than gently entertaining. Read full review
A feel-good movie that never stops feeling good. The film is based on a true story (it was adapted from a nonfiction best-seller by Michael Lewis), but you never feel that Hancock has honestly captured what's true about it. Read full review
Touchdown for Team Bullock
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White lady adopts black teenager. Cue heartstrings!
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