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The Blind Side Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
Sing it together with me my brothers, thank the Lawd for he created the white man that he might teach them po' negroes the value of good Christian chariddy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
January 7, 2011
The Blind Side's heart is in the right place--how could it not be, it's got so much to go around--but that's about all that is. There's a good story in there, one that's probably worth experiencing, but load up on insulin before you go.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
May 13, 2010
Although based in reality, John Lee Hancock's tale never seems more than just a more serious version of TV's Different Strokes or Webster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
November 19, 2009
Some true stories, however pleasant, just don't make for interesting movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
March 22, 2010
Bullock is certainly likable, but the fact that her performance (let alone the movie itself) is considered Oscar-worthy is ludicrous.
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
March 25, 2010
It's all a bit too pat and convenient, and sadly, a little bit racist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kate Muir
Times [UK]
March 25, 2010
Bullock turns in a terrific, ball-breaking performance. Unfortunately, the rest of the film is painfully patronising.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 19, 2009
The Blind Side fumbles a remarkable, true story of an African-American product of the West Memphis projects who ended up at a Christian school and in the care of a wealthy white family, and then went on to professional football glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Cox
Hollywood.com
November 19, 2009
The Blind Side is less interesting for its milquetoast biopic character than for Sandra Bullock's inherently likable wealthy do-gooder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
March 25, 2010
A few momentary hiccups aside, the film plays out in sickly-sweet fashion, relentlessly shoving the Touhy's self-righteous values down the audiences' throat and never bothering to consider the wider social ramifications...
| Original Score: 1/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
January 10, 2010
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Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
February 15, 2010
The so-called "feel-good" film functioning as a well-timed balm for the conflicted soul of white America. But rather than a clear-eyed look at the disparity between upper-crust suburbs and a cross-town ghetto, we get gloss of the highest order.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Alice Tynan
The Vine
April 14, 2010
It often feels like a Republican curative for Precious.
Tim Grierson
The Simon
December 30, 2009
Writer-director John Lee Hancock wants to say something meaningful about racism, but he can't even get the football parts of his film right.
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
December 2, 2009
In the movie The Blind Side, truth is sacked and authenticity is fumbled -- all in the name of cheerleading. The Blind Side is not true -- it is a crowd-pleasing white wash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
March 22, 2010
The movie's obsessed with the Tuohy clan's constant kindness towards Mike, and the social knock-on effects for them. But it barely gives a second thought to the poor sod's own struggle with suddenly finding himself a charity case.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Aaron Cutler
Slant Magazine
November 19, 2009
The movie's title refers to the area of a football field that the left tackle protects, but it could easily refer to an audience unaware of its prejudices.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
The Blind Side, which has reportedly made close to 200 million dollars, is based on a true story (the operative word is "based," of course).
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 24, 2010
It's so clichéd and so patronising and there's more than a whiff of racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
November 19, 2009
Director John Lee Hancock's only aiming for a crowd pleaser, and by not challenging the established playbook for inspirational sports dramas, he's no doubt got one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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