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The Blind Side Reviews

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March 26, 2010
The Blind Side wears its heart on its shoulder padding for the entire 128 minutes and eventually, the wholesomeness of the characters, pulling together for a common cause, wins us over.
March 26, 2010
Some will find it overly sentimental but it does succeed in pulling at the heartstrings - and Sandy proves she really can act.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 26, 2010
Enjoyable, mass-market crowd pleaser that allowed Sandra Bullock to win an honorable Best Actress Oscar as the Republican spitfire who takes up the cause of a homeless teenager who just so happens to also be an outstanding left tackle.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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
March 25, 2010
You have to keep reminding yourself that The Blind Side is based on real events. It seems much more like a cannily concocted, sugar-coated fairytale designed to inspire and uplift.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2010
Here is a movie that honours a downtrodden financial, racial and political minority: rich, white southern Republicans who carry guns and aren't afraid to threaten black people with them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2010
Shows that America, for all its loudhailed Christianity, doesn't really need God at all. It just needs Sandra Bullock and her like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2010
It's all a bit too pat and convenient, and sadly, a little bit racist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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...
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 25, 2010
Oher's miserable start in life shouldn't have happened, but it did -- and The Blind Side is a film that shouldn't work, but does.
March 25, 2010
It's clumsy, obvious film-making but then if you buy into it, well, it's kind of lovably basic in its emotional button pushing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2010
It's a celluloid version of Paul McCartney and Stevie's Wonder's Ebony and Ivory, one in which pious, infantilizing didacticism masquerades as humanitarianism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2010
You will be moved, but at the price of any nuance or complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2010
There are several good scenes, even if you can spot the Oscar / trailer clips a mile away, such as when one of Leigh Anne's stuck-up friends remarks "You're changing that boy's life" and she replies, "Nope. He's changing mine."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 24, 2010
Bullock has pulled a blinder herself. It's a doughty performance, and worth singling out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
March 22, 2010
Bullock is certainly likable, but the fact that her performance (let alone the movie itself) is considered Oscar-worthy is ludicrous.
March 22, 2010
It does the crowd-pleasing act almost perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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