The Blind Side (2009)

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Critic 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.


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references)
Genre: Drama, Sports & Fitness, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Lee Hancock
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 2010
Box Office: $255.5M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Leigh Anne Tuohy

as Sean Touhy

as Michael Oher

as Coach Cotton

as S.J. Touhy

as Collins Touhy

as Mrs. Boswell

as Denise Oher

as Miss Sue

as Mrs. Smith

as Principal Sandstrom

as Literature Teacher

as Sarcastic Teacher

as Jay Collis

as History Teacher

as Investigator Granger

as "Big Tony" Hamilton

as "Big Tony" Hamilton

as Steven Hamilton

as Elaine

as DMV Employee

as CPS Employee

as CPS Employee

as CPS Caseworker

as Man in CPS LIne

as CPS Welfare Worker

as Man in CPS Line

as Milford #66

as Milford Dad

as Collins's Friend #1

as Collins's Friend #2

as Lemming's Associate

as Lemming's Secretary ...

as Lemming's Secretary ...

as Little Girl on Playg...

as Michael Age Seven

as Paramedic

as Photographer

as Big and Tall Salesma...

as Cousin Bobby

as Memphis Policeman

as Michael's Brother

as Valet Parker

as Michael's Brother Ag...

as Rug Salesman

as Alton's Girlfriend

as Teacher in Lounge

as Milford Player #35

as Wingate Quarterback

as Official

as Rabid Ole Miss Fan

as Clemson Coach

as Clemson Coach

as Georgia Assistant Co...

as Tennessee Assistant ...

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Lemming's Associate
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Critic Reviews for The Blind Side

All Critics (196) | Top Critics (33)

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.

Full Review… | January 24, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 24, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Movie Talk

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.

Full Review… | July 21, 2012
7M Pictures

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.

Full Review… | September 30, 2011
American Profile

A living tribute to fundamental Christian motivations, although the point is hammered home with an extraordinarily soft touch: Love thy neighbor.

Full Review… | July 5, 2011
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Audience Reviews for The Blind Side

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 michael oher's story is a special one. the film was filmed especially well and most of the dialogue was compelling. a rare film among recent sports films in that i strongly recomend it.

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danny d

Super Reviewer

A patronizing drama that uses a manipulative narrative structure to make you buy its disgusting message that for a black young boy like Big Mike to succeed in life he should follow what he is told by his "white Republican saviors", for they always know best.

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Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

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 safe. Though it won't completely win moviegoers over, they'll still be in awe of the bold lead actress. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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