The Blind Side Synopsis
A well-to-do suburban white couple takes in a homeless teen. He later on becomes a talented athlete who many fans and sports radio personalities favor.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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THE BLIND SIDE - eye-opening experience!!! GRADE: A. (Based on advance VIP press preview - Mon. Nov. 9th.)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Partially filmed in Atlanta, GA - The Blind Side is a 2hr movie-adaptation of Michael Lewis' 2006 non-fiction biography book, 'The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game' - directed/screen-written by John...

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST FEEL GOOD MOVIES I HAVE SEEN.

By jboy82
This movie is like an emotional roller coaster. It has you happy and laughing one moment and then teary eyed another. Story put together very well and what makes the movie even better is that its...

Inspiring story of human compassion

By golfaddict
OK, I'll admit I'm a Sandra Bulock fan. But once again I'm in awe of Sandra's ability to step away from the beauty queen & chauffeur roles (ok, ok, there's a few more) and achieve in my opinion an...

The Blind Side is our life!

By lauriegil11
When this movie trailor came out I got a phone call from a friend who was in aw because this is our life. We, by the grace of God have been given the gift of this amazing young man. He too, like the...

The Blind Side is definitely worth seeing

By Indiana_Johnston
This is an excellent feel good movie for teenagers and adults and one of the best inspirational stories I've seen in a LONG time. It was tremendously funny, touching, and inspiring. I saw this with...

The Blind Side (95/100)

By phillyeaglesfan769
The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, a boy who is taken in by a family and becomes a star football player. This movie was heartwarming and a great movie for football fans and family...

Possibly the best movie I have seen this season

By laingram
First let me preface this review, I love sports movies. They are some of the best movies of all time. We went to go see this movie last night in Tennessee. I knew the movie was based on a true story,...

Refreshing Respite from Hollywood Hate

By Couch_Fat_Nostrilhair
Stunning! Southern Christians portrayed as something other than profoundly ignorant inbread biggoted trailer trash. They are actually shown (for the most part) as loving, intelligent, sacrificial...

BEAUTIFUL STORY!!!!!!

By NYKMGR
I am a sap with "poverty to positive" story lines... Especially those that are based on a true story..... I was misty in the beginning and cried on and off throughout. Very sad to know what this...

the Best FEEL Good Movie of this YEAR!

By fluffy1959
What can you say about the Blind Side? The actors were believable with Sandra Bullock as the spunky but super mom Leigh Anne Tuohy. She runs the show and her handsome husband, played by Tim McGraw is...

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Rated PG-13 | For one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Syrupy sports drama uplifts but glosses over deep issues.
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