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The Blind Side Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
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.
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
January 24, 2014
The movie is very familiar -- you've seen it all before -- but it succeeds at achieving its modest goals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 24, 2014
As a fable about the power of giving, it hits pretty hard.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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?
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
July 5, 2011
A living tribute to fundamental Christian motivations, although the point is hammered home with an extraordinarily soft touch: Love thy neighbor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
You're going to be crying by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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).
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
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
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
Joshua Starnes
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
Matt Neal
The Standard
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Perri Nemiroff
August 14, 2010
Generally enjoyable, but it isn't until the credits roll that you'll realize what a major sentimental impact it has on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Croot
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
Alice Tynan
The Vine
April 14, 2010
It often feels like a Republican curative for Precious.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 4, 2010
Sports movie carefully sidesteps the issue of race and stereotypes
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luis Martinez
April 3, 2010
Una cinta amena, sencilla de digerir y apta para toda la familia, una fábula de la vida real de las que pocas veces suceden y cuando lo hacen, son dignas de llevarlas a la pantalla.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Daily Record (UK)
April 2, 2010
It's guaranteed to make you feel all fuzzy and warm inside and the saintly Bullock makes up for the disastrous (and Razzie award-winning) All About Steve.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
April 1, 2010
Zanatski korektno djelce u kojem poku%u0161aji da se filmu pred kraj "napumpa" drama nisu previ%u0161e uvjerljivi
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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