The Blind Side Reviews

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January 24, 2014
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
As a fable about the power of giving, it hits pretty hard.
March 26, 2010
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 25, 2010
Bullock turns in a terrific, ball-breaking performance. Unfortunately, the rest of the film is painfully patronising.
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...
March 25, 2010
Quite how Sandra Bullock deserved an Oscar for her one-note turn as bleached supermum Leigh-Anne is a mystery, since it transforms a potentially worthwhile character study into a grandstanding star vehicle.
August 30, 2018
This is a horrid film, and I hated it, and while, I suppose, you can't argue with a true story, you can always argue with the way it is told.
September 12, 2017
... I must say that I doubt I'd like the film as much had it not been Christmas and just a plain ole good family flick to see with my mom.
August 23, 2017
[It] is all about the family's altruism and turns a blind eye to silent Michael, with father Sean offering up the excuse: "Michael's gift is his ability to forget." I'm not convinced but that didn't stop me from enjoying the film and admiring Bullock.
January 24, 2014
The movie is very familiar -- you've seen it all before -- but it succeeds at achieving its modest goals.
August 2, 2012
It's certainly a heartwarming tale and Bullock delivers a big, ballsy performance as the indomitable Tuohy - but Oscar-worthy? What were they thinking?
July 21, 2012
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.
September 30, 2011
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.
July 5, 2011
A living tribute to fundamental Christian motivations, although the point is hammered home with an extraordinarily soft touch: Love thy neighbor.
April 4, 2011
You're going to be crying by the end.
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).
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.
January 31, 2011
While The Blind Side constantly threatens to deteriorate into sentimental saccharine, it never does. Bullock's accent grates at first, but she bonds well with McGraw
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.
September 28, 2010
A nice-as-pie story that lacks any real tension or drama and threatens repeatedly to veer into sappy territory, yet somehow, just through foolhardy "goodness", manages to be consistently enjoyable (if a little slight) for its two hours.
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