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The Blind Side

82 Ratings: 3.6
A 2009 movie directed by John Lee Hancock.

The Blind Side is a 2009 American drama sports film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the … see full wiki

Director: John Lee Hancock
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 20 November 2009 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
24 reviews about The Blind Side
review by . March 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Family ties
   When it comes to movies, it’s very important to choose the right person to be its lead casts. This is especially true when it comes to a story like The Blind Side which although is a true real life story, it is one that’s not well known in other parts of the world. What I mean by this is that a movie that’s more a drama than something like Avatar which has plenty of marketing promotional material before its release (or Star Wars for that matter), the story is driven …
review by . June 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I really enjoyed this tale about "Big Mike" or Michael as he prefers to be called.  We see Michael being forced to enter a school that doesn't want him because the football coach thinks he can be a great offensive lineman.    The school reluctantly takes him and because of his size people seem to be afraid of him.       Michael seems to live on the street, finding shelter at the laundromat.  One evening Sandra Bullock sees him walking …
review by . April 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Michael Oher, also known as "Big Mike" (Quinton Aaron) is a teenage, homeless African-American who does not know who his father is, and has a drug addict for a mother. But one night driving home Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) sees Michael walking outside in the cold by himself. Going against her husband, Sean Tuohy (Tim McGraw), Leigh Anne picks Big Mike up and takes him to their home so that he can stay at least one night. Big Mike's body size is unusually large, especially for …
review by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
In 2009, a little movie called The Blind Side sweeped into theaters and, for the most part, became one of those feel good movies that people decided was worth seeing.  And yes, The Blind Side is a feel good film that's uplifting.  But it's also pretty bland in the process.  Throwing in some of Hollywood's favorite stereotypes, but also making sure that in adapting from the book they simply took a small snippet of it and turned it into something really big.    …
Quick Tip by . January 04, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Not all sap is bad ... What rescued this from the terminally sappy was all the appearances by the real coaches. I'm not a huge sports fan but have lived in the SEC most of my life so it was a but of cute realism that worked.
review by . May 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
REALLY ENJOYABLE TALE BASED ON A TRUE STORY
      THE BLIND SIDE       I did not get to see this in theaters but I did hear nothing but good stuff about it, including one Sandra Bullock's performance. Then of course came the Oscar nomination and the win right afterwards, I hadn't seen the film but I was happy for her. Sandra has done some good stuff before so she earned it, although I had seen "Precious" and thought for sure the leading lady in that had it for sure [still do think she excellent …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I didn't expect to like this movie and intentionally passed on seeing it until after it's release on DVD. Okay, I was wrong...and promise to see all future Sandy B flix in the future--excluding (gasp) sequels to All About Steve, Demolition Man or The Lake House. Based on the true story of Michael Oher, a Black, homeless kid who becomes a standout football player with the help of a White, well-to-do family in the deep South. Leigh Anne (Bullock) is the tough-as-nails matriarch--a God-fearing …
review by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I waited to see this at home for two reasons- 1. There was no way I could drag my husband to see it, and 2. I expected to cry buckets and prefer to do so in my own home. I was right now both accounts- not my hubbys choice in movies, and quite a tear jerker.      Sandy delivers the best acting I think that we have ever seen from her- and inspires everyone to do something about the wrong in the world. All of the acting was above par. Quinton Aron also suprised me- for a part with …
review by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
main reason i wanted to see this movie is because i had heard about the Touhy's story before.  i was excited to see the entire story and especially having sandra play the mom! sometimes i really need to watch something like this to know that there is still good hearts out there and that people may  actually be interested in watching these type of movies. makes it more exciting to know that it was based on real lives. glad they were able to have sandra  play the character of Mrs. …
review by . December 01, 2009
To change one life
   Had I not heard a reviewer comment that Sandra Bullock's performance in this film was "the greatest performance of her career," I probably would not have seen this movie.  What a loss that would have been.      I know that the film is already suffering under the "feel good" banner, and that's unfortunate; the type of cynical folks who generally avoid 'feel good' smarminess could stand to sit for a couple of hours and observe what can happen …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Good job by the cast and director in putting together the movie. It's only failure is following the American cliche of someone becoming a superstar in a short period of time with very little previous experience. In reality Oher was a skilled player and not a novice when he went to the private high school.
review by . February 27, 2010
posted in MovieSucktastic
 The Blind Side is one of those films that people just can't help but rave about. It's the touching true-life story of Michael Oher's rise from the projects to the NFL thanks to the loving efforts of his adopted wealthy white Christian family, and everyone you talk to either loved it, really liked it, or is dying to see it.      There's no real reason why this shouldn't be the case. The film is expertly written, well-crafted, flows effortlessly, …
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
I can't stand feel-good sports movies. This generation's Rudy. Which is good or bad I guess depending on whether or not you like good movies.
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Sandra Bullock at her best by playing a hero. The movie is very touching...
Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Absolutely loved this movie. Sandra makes me want to be a stronger woman!
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Yes, I cried during this damn movie. Just glad I waited til it was out on DVD to see it...nobody saw me blubbering in the theater.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
What a great story and I applaud this family and all others who assist anyone who needs their assistance.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Definitely worth watching. Sandra's performance is great and the story amazing, wish there were more people like them both in the world
review by . February 19, 2010
   I loved this film.       Why? Because I left the theater feeling encouraged. Blind Side shows that there is hope, even in the roughest of places, and that a different life is just a few choices away. And it manages to do it without uber-cheese and contrived emotional set-ups.      Michael spends his nights at the mercy of people, and if he finds no mercy he makes do. That's just what his life is, the hand he has been dealt. Leigh Anne is a wealthy …
Quick Tip by . May 31, 2010
One of the best movies ever!
review by . December 13, 2009
Inspiring family film
When Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), a wealthy Memphis wife and mother, meets homeless teen Mike Oher (Quinton Aaron), she brings him into her home as one of the family.       The movie, based on a true story, is fairly predictable as it heads toward its happy and tear-jerking ending, but it's told so well that it's never corny or maudlin. The traumas Mike endured early in life are alluded to rather than graphically shown, and one is left with overwhelming admiration for him …
Quick Tip by . April 06, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
skip it! oscar gave me high expectations, so it's a huge letdown. i've seen better after school specials! craptastic
review by . March 24, 2010
BLIND SIDE is a quiet little film, one of the type we usually see on Hallmark Hall of Fame on television, that carries a tender message without really offending anyone or challenging the mentality of the viewer. It just happens to be based on a book by Michael Lewis who in turn based his writing on a true story 'the story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.' John …
review by . February 19, 2010
I loved this film.    Why? Because I left the theater feeling encouraged. Blind Side shows that there is hope, even in the roughest of places, and that a different life is just a few choices away. And it manages to do it without uber-cheese and contrived emotional set-ups.    Michael spends his nights at the mercy of people, and if he finds no mercy he makes do. That's just what his life is, the hand he has been dealt. Leigh Anne is a wealthy electrically-charged …
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