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The Blind Side Reviews

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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.
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
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
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
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
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Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
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.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
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
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
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.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
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
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
March 25, 2010
You will be moved, but at the price of any nuance or complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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