75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
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.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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."
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
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."
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Bullock’s levelheaded acting frequently saves the movie from emotional garishness.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
An engaging if transparent tearjerker of the first water.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has strong performances and stirring football scenes.
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55

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Unlike the tale told in "Precious", however, The Blind Side's story is contrived, storybook sweet, credulity-straining and ... um, true.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Never dull, but it's rarely more than gently entertaining.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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53 out of 100
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