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The Blind Side Reviews

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January 9, 2017
This is a great movie it is sad and funny
Super Reviewer
½ January 7, 2017
Excellent. Great film, one of the best sports films ever made.
January 6, 2017
Just like with "The Help"; this is a movie that makes you shed tears just as easily as it makes you smile/chuckle & is ultimately something very special. It holds a powerful message that is seriously needed in this judgemental/hateful society we live in & the fact it's based off a true story really touches the heart. Brilliant casting but Sandra really took it home. Bravo!
December 31, 2016
It's good movie to watch
December 11, 2016
A feel-good film about charity and rebuilding life with strong true characters and rocking performances to hold them up, but little escalation in the plot.
December 6, 2016
In the movie the blind side which is part football movie and part Precious with a happy ending, John Lee Hancock's "The Blind Side" is a heart-tugger that once again proves that sometimes truth is stranger than reality. Although still sporting the same Sandra Bullock redeems herself after the dreadful beautifully played by Leigh Anne Tuohy, a Steel Magnolia in Memphis who takes a troubled black teenager named Michael Oher into her very white family's McMansion. Leigh Anne's husband Sean remarks later on the couple's prejudices, "we would have a black son before we knew a Democrat? "There aren't that many one-liners in "The Blind Side," which is basically a true rarity: a fish-out-of-water drama about race relations centering on Michael, who, like the heroine of "Precious," is large, African-American, abused and functionally illiterate. Michael is on the verge of flunking out of a lily-white Christian academy when Leigh Anne - seeing him running around in shorts and a T-shirt during the dead of winter decides to make him an improbable member of her family. The Tuohy's young son is on board with the idea, although his older sister resists at first. The reaction from Leigh Anne's friends is more pointed. "Is this a white guilt thing?" one friend asks her. In fact, the well-to-do Tuohy's, who describe themselves as rednecks, are no liberals - but they take Christian principles seriously. They do meet that Democrat, a liberal tutor hired to help Michael improve his grades enough that he can try out for the school's football team, Michael Oher became a star for the University of Mississippi and was drafted by the NFL's Baltimore Ravens this year. What makes "The Blind Side" a great movie is that Sandra bullock is portraying that no matter what the color of the skin is that someone can get very far in life with support and love from the people around them and not giving up and when you have a dream never give up on it no matter how hard it gets.
December 4, 2016
The blind side was an amazing uplifting movie to have watched. Reminding people that its good to give others a chance to show them they are more than just what they see. Allowing for a new type of family to be shown in a movie speaks to a change in time and shows that love doesn't come in any shape or size. The blind side represents family ties and adding and changing stereotypes that once took over every ones mind set. Bringing together people who would have never got together on their own allowed for learning for different perspectives to come from each side and make each person better.
Super Reviewer
November 24, 2016
A patronizing drama that uses a manipulative narrative structure to make you buy its disgusting message that for a black young kid such as Big Mike to succeed in life, he should follow closely what he is told by his "white Republican saviors," for only they know what is best.
November 14, 2016
You're going to be crying by the end.
October 19, 2016
Really good. Sandra Bullock was really good in this movie. Totally Oscar worthy performance.
½ September 29, 2016
Despite the fact it almost feels like 'Oscar bait,' it's strong performances make it sentimental and encouraging.
½ September 17, 2016
Driven with courage and motivation, The Blind Side features a respectful adaptation of one of the greatest stories ever told, composed with the bright performances from Sandra Bullock and newcomer Quenton Aaron.
September 3, 2016
A heart-warming tale of overcoming the odds and the human family.
½ September 1, 2016
a movie to make white people feel good, where the person the story is supposed to be about, is given no screen time to tell it himself. Very racist in a "subtle way", but of you look a little closer, it's really not too subtle at all
½ August 26, 2016
Super good story and gotta love characters
½ July 17, 2016
Feel good movie with a completely predictable plot. Sandra Bullock's acting and nice family scenes carry the movie.

Watched again in Jun 2016 and same view!
June 26, 2016
Best movie ever!!! Even though i cry every time i see it, this movie will always be my favorite and i love the book too! ( even though im still reading the book. )
½ June 10, 2016
Regardless of how you feel about the film's unintentional insinuations on race, there's no denying the inspiring nature of the unbelievably true story depicted in John Lee Hancock's "The Blind Side." It's a film that overcomes its occasional slow-pacing and made-for-TV-esque presentation with honest pathos and a powerhouse adhesive of a performance from Sandra Bullock. Like the film's soft-spoken left tackle protagonist, "The Blind Side" is a film that comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lamb - but it sure is a lamb with a big heart.
June 8, 2016
Gotta love a true sports movie with good acting. The recruiting process of real life collage coaches trying to win the heart of Sandra Bullock and her cool lil real lifes son heart as while as her took in giant blue chip high school tackle is funny and tounching. Its good to see what love and family can do for those in need.
½ May 15, 2016
The plot is well written, The characters show emotion and as a person who they were, with funny and memerable side characters, The blind side is not blind here. I was going to give this movie a 5 but what bothered me was that Micheal Oher didnt had much dialogue in the beginning and that was dull.
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