The Blind Side Reviews
March 15, 2013
Bullock and Aaron both give inspired performances. This being said, they are the only factors that kept this from being a Lifetime or Hallmark film.
December 26, 2009
March 4, 2014
Sweet, warm and touching, The Blind Side is one of those rare films that restores your faith in humanity's ability to care for one another. Boasting some delightful writing and strong performances, it is a beautiful display of the loving relationship between Michael Oher and Leigh Anne Tuohy.
October 20, 2014
The Blind Side is the first sports film I saw when I was young. I always remember it being a good film, and know the mom, the kid, and Michael Oher. So when I got the chance to watch it again, it's still a great film, but I forgot that it has lots of drama moments. I do think that it's trying too hard to make a drama moment when there's lots of good drama moments in this. The acting in this is great, but it's Sandra Bullock who gives an memorable performance in this. She's funny, heartfelt, and shows the care here. It has some hilarious moments in it too which is unexpected when I saw it. The only thing I forgot about when I watched it first is Lily Collins, it's nice to see her in this too, and she's also really good in this too. I do see why people think the kid is annoying, I also thought the kid was annoying when I first saw it. But after seeing the scenes that I thought he was annoying in, he was not that annoying and he's really funny. The Blind Side is a great film that the acting makes this movie the best that it can be.
December 26, 2009
A great story, well told and inspiring to boot!
December 15, 2009
I get why Sandy got an oscar for this. She rocks. But the movie as a whole wasn't that compelling.
October 9, 2014
Wonderful story and tremendous acting effort by everyone, including the Oscar-winning performance by Sandra Bullock.
October 7, 2014
The Blind Side showcases a true story, and one that hits close to home. Society tells us to be good people and to strive to better others, but how often do we avoid doing good things in our world? This movie opens a door that we so often close. Everyone has the ability to change someone?s life; whether it be a simple smile given to the sixty year old woman bagging your groceries for extra money, or making it your top priority to care for a child and to ensure he succeeds. Changing lives does not always have to have world-altering effects. After watching this captivating movie the audience may feel the urge to run out and change someone?s life; in return, changing their own.
Sandra Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy; a successful businesswoman who has the world in her hands. Her husband Sean Tuohy, played by Tim McGraw, is also a successful businessman. The family has an expedient amount of wealth. They live in a beautiful home and have the funds to send their children to an amazing Christian school, where they can get a great education and are presented with a world of opportunities. The family appears to be a ?perfect? family. That all changes when Leigh Anne is faced with the decision to help a poor African American boy who attends her children?s? school. Quinton Aaron plays Michael Oher, a young, poor African American boy who is left to fend for himself. Michael?s mother is not stable and cannot take care of her son. The family who allows Michael to stay on their couch kicks him out. Michael has no one to turn to and nothing of his own except the clothes on his back. The story changes as Leigh Anne makes the decision to take care of Michael. A decision her wealthy friends disapprove of and feel could be detrimental to the family?s view. The movie carries on showcasing the family?s kind actions that in turn change Michael?s life forever.
The movie moves at an excellent pace and carries the story line very well. The audience constantly wants more information and more examples of the family?s life. The movie gives everything the viewer wants to know. There are so many aspects that go into the movie making it a wonderful film. The costumes each character has, the decorations in the home, the music that plays in the background, the lighting in each scene; all of these aspects create a beautiful film. The Tuohy family is always dressed to the nines. Their wardrobe gives the impression that the family always has it together and gives the family a wealthy image. The schools colors affects the feeling when taken to school events. Every piece of clothing worn by Michael shows the milestones he goes through during the movie. When he is first seen he has an old worn-down pair of tennis shoes, a dirty shirt with holes, and shorts. Towards the end of the movie he is seen wearing a suit and tie. The use of clothing depicts a person?s financial status; the movie does a great job at depicting each level of wealth. The sets are well done. The music throughout the film guides the audience?s feelings. When an exciting event is happening in Michael?s life upbeat music plays, when something scary or unfortunate happens the music gets deeper and more depressing.
Overall this movie is great. The audience sees firsthand what it is like to really affect someone?s life. It puts a fire in each viewer to go out into the world and do something. The actions the family makes and Michael?s outcome is rewarding to see. The way people view the less fortunate may take a dramatic change after seeing The Blind Side. The audience heart will grow three sizes after this one.
September 30, 2014
This film is enjoyable. Sandra Bullock looked her best and was at her best in this movie. Plus, it is entertaining during the recruiting parts with cameos by some of the better coaches in the SEC and college football in Houston Nutt, Lou Holtz, Tommy Tuberville, Ed Ogreron, Philip Fulmer, Nick Saban, etc.
September 30, 2014
The Blind side is a beautifully crafted, sentimental, inspiring and relatable film with lovely chemistry between stars Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron.
September 26, 2014
Saw this on 26/09/14
The thing I really liked about The Blind Side is the dark and grim picture of the racism which is still remnant on America. It's a moving story with a good cast, but I did not find any performance in this film to be extraordinary. The second half is not as powerful as the first half.
December 19, 2009
A great heartfelt feel-good film based on a true story. Great performances from the lead character and Sandra Bullock adds a touch of charm to her role.
April 30, 2011
A cheerful bio drama that contains strength in heart, emotions and performances especially Bullock's that had her won her deserved Best Actress award. (A-)
(Full review coming soon)
November 25, 2009
Pelìcula con buenas intenciones mas parecido a un telefilm
August 29, 2014
The Blind Side undoubtedly a very heartfelt and sometimes too much of a cliché drama but it exceeds through superb performances by Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron this is definitely better then your average joe sports drama
August 15, 2014
Essentially a remake of The Waterboy, Adam Sandler's eponymous hero is replaced by a young man from the projects of african-american origins, the sort of young man Hollywood is fond bestowing magical, mystical powers upon. In this case, Michael, the young man in question, is a quasi-retarded bohemoth, equal parts Michael-Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile and Sloth from The Goonies.
Michael says nothing, does nothing, hinting we are to presume, at untold sorrows. He arrives at a well-heeled Catholic private school by some crude machination I've forgotten the details of, thus starting on the road to redemption, college and ultimately the NFL that we know is the conclusion of his story (it being a true story and all). He's taken in and saved from his pitiful existence spent hanging around laundromats and kids playgrounds by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), a brassy, sassy Southern belle and queen bee of the smuggest family in existence.
Tuohy has the gaudy jewellery, the tight white pants, multiple BMW's and all the tacos she can eat. She eats $18 salads with WASP stereotypes and donates to multiple charities but still something is missing from her life. Driving home from her daughter's volleyball game, the entire family ensconsced in the sort of vulgar comfort only an X5 can offer, a divine convergence brings Michael into their life. Michael lives in a plastic bag and can't speak, so naturally they drive him back to their house, give him a couch to sleep on, a pile of rugby shirts, an enormous dinner, some books and a massive pick-up truck.
All they ask in return is that he plays football. They don't, of course, say it in so many words, but there's an implicit threat in Tuohy's shrew-like features.
When Michael first steps on to the field, after what feels like a lifetime, the expectations are enormous. I mean, he's huge, and well, you know, black. Surely he's going to brilliant? He's a disaster though, getting pushed around, smiling at childresn, pointing at ballons, and it's not until Tuohy brushes the gormless coach aside and demands the entire team suckles on her teat of sassy, southern motherly wisdom. From that moment Michael and the team are transformed and run riot over the ramshackle redknecks assembled in opposition.
Tuohy's ridiculous cunt of a son makes a dvd of Michaels one high-school football game, sends it to every college in the bible belt and before you know it we're treated to a delightful montage of elderly Southern gentlemen, the type who survive by sucking the souls out of others, masturbating furiously, frothing cocks in hand, over endless replays of Michael pushing guys around.
The only thing now standing between Michael and endless riches, not to mention an appearance on Cribs, is his GPA. He needs straight A's for the rest of the year, but how could he ever do this? The guy can barely write. The answer, of course, is Kathy Bates. Reprising her role from The Waterboy, she signs on as Miss Sue, Michaels personal tutor and infinite font of homespun wisdom. With her help Michael gets the required grades, and even has time to visit the project, beat up a bunch of gansta's and learn how to close his eyes.
After trying out for the college coaches in a very subtle satire on the old slave auctions (and kudos to the makers for tackling such sensitive subject matter in a delicate and even-handed manner), Michael goes to the college of his forefathers and pushes around a load of other guys in tight pants. As expected, he's brilliant at this and graduates from college, voted "Guy most likely to push other guys around" and gets drafted to the NFL.
An incredibly brave film, combining broad slapstick humour and documentary style reportage, it's no surprise the Academy have chosen to embrace this film, and Bullock in particular. She really does have a very nice bottom.
August 14, 2014
It certainly isn't a novelty when it comes to sentimental sports films and is rather patronizing in its conceptions of characters, racial tension, and Christian charity but Bullock packs a much needed punch as a quick witted affluent woman who takes the lead character under her wing and the film is good bubble gum for the inspirational biopic genre.
February 20, 2012
bullock was superb. so believable.
August 1, 2014
It was good. Didn't know the daughter is Lilly Collins, Phil's daughter!
July 28, 2014
I've always loved this movie. It has this relatable charm to it that few movies can duplicate. It tugs on the heartstrings as you want Michael Oher to achieve success and happiness, even before you know how he'll do so. You also get to see the creation of one big happy family. It is very sweet what they did for this man.
Ironically, it's the relatability factor that some people don't like about this movie. As in nothing world saving or unique happens in this movie. The movie just talks about life. Does that make this movie forgettable sometimes? Sure, but that's how life works too. Things tend to drag. Trials are overcome and dealt with and rewards are given to those who work for it. It's that type of storytelling that makes this movie special to me. Sandra Bullock is great, the emotions are raw and the characters work well off of each other. This true story is one to be inspired by.