The Blind Side 2009

The Blind Side

Critics 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.

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Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael's tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.

Cast & Crew

Sandra Bullock
Leigh Anne Tuohy
Tim McGraw
Sean Tuohy
Quinton Aaron
Michael Oher
Ray McKinnon
Coach Cotton
Kim Dickens
Mrs. Boswell
Adriane Lenox
Denise Oher
Molly Smith
Executive Producer
Erwin Stoff
Executive Producer
Timothy M. Bourne
Executive Producer
Carter Burwell
Original Music
Alar Kivilo
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Critic Reviews for The Blind Side

All Critics (204) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (134) | Rotten (70)

  • 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.

    January 24, 2014 | Full Review…
  • As a fable about the power of giving, it hits pretty hard.

    January 24, 2014 | Full Review…
  • A Photoshopped image of reality that is bland, parochial, and stereotypically acted by a cast who have nothing like the subtlety and range of Trey Parker's puppets from Team America: World Police.

    March 26, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Bullock turns in a terrific, ball-breaking performance. Unfortunately, the rest of the film is painfully patronising.

    March 25, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • Shows that America, for all its loudhailed Christianity, doesn't really need God at all. It just needs Sandra Bullock and her like.

    March 25, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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...

    March 25, 2010 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for The Blind Side

  • Jan 07, 2017
    Excellent. Great film, one of the best sports films ever made.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2013
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2013
    The Blind Side is well acted, well written, and a fun film to watch. However, the feel good moments become a bit too much after a while, and its tone and story can sometime be unfocused for its own good. Still, The Blind Side is a very good film, and one that is definitely worth seeing.
    Joey T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2013
    Sandra Bullock does give a great performance, and the story is a great one. But the film overall is rather weak, especially due to less-than-stellar performances from Bullock's costars.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer

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