The Blind Side

The Blind Side

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The Blind Side

Big teenager Michael (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his lonesome, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the road by the well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuhoy (Sandra Bullock, in her Oscar winning role). Learning that he is one of her daughter's classmates, Leigh Anne insists Michael stay at the Tuhoy home for the night.

What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes part of the family and Leigh Anne takes a keen interest in his grades, his American football form and the company he keeps.

Based on a true story.

Academy Award winner for Best Actress (Sandra Bullock), 2010.
2009Rating: PG, contains coarse language128 minsUSA
DramaSportTrue Story & Biography
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

About the most incongruous thing about Blindsight may be its attractiveness. It’s gorgeous. Obviously not the sheen of a well-shot drama, neither is this the nature-as-achingly-beautiful-compositions of Baraka’s ilk. No, Blindsight is just shooting on the fly, with very little in the way of cameraperson-as-rock-star; but just because of its setting, the picture often manages a simple, effortless grandeur that’s hard to force.

3.0
0

Insipirational film

This is a story about Michael who is a big guy who is virtually homeless. Leigh Ann played in an Oscar winning role by Sandra Bullock takes him in when his walking late one night on the side of the road. He slowly becomes part of the family. With Leigh Ann's help he plays football and is so good he gets a college scholarship. This is an inspirational true...

3.0
0

So unaware it is racist...

...it is frightening. Not the original story mind you, but the way it is being conveyed to us by Director Hancock. Both the acting and the script are atrocious. While the true story from which the film is inspired is truly remarkable, this motion picture is so incredibly condescending it makes this young black man looks like a pet dog and what is supposed...

1.0
0

awsome

i loved it and so did all my mates!!!!

5.0
0

AWSOME!!!!

I luv this movie.... if u havn't seen this movie u should watch it!!! Sandra Bullock rokz>>

5.0
0

Actually a good 3.5 I reckon.

Not to totally disagree with the Flick review, being a "true" story it seems often difficult to compete with the fictitious, but this is a feel good movie we could benefit from seeing.

3.0
0

A true story worth watching

some bits were maybe blown out of proportion but I didn't care. The Blind Side is a heart felt story. All of the bits were good and it's a great version of book (I never read)

5.0
0

Review

love it want to see it

5.0
0

Quinton Aaron was oustanding!

There is something to be said about movies based on true-life events and what they do to inspire one to examine their values of selflessness and humanitarianism. It certainly had me thinking about whether I would be brave enough to do the same if I was in such a position. Quinton Aaron did a great job portraying the innocence and vulnerability of Big...

3.0
0

Sugar coated but truely feel good

Flicks got it somewhat right in that this is a sugar coated version of the truth but what's wrong with feeling good. If you want a smile, check it out.

4.0
0

Awesome !

i think that its nice to see a movie thats based on real life . it really gets you thinking about the people around you and it wakes you up to the fact that this actualy happens i real life but you can do something about it (: i love sandra bullock and i think she is an amazing actress .

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

I can see why The Blind Side did well in America and I can see how it will resonate with some here.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Massaging the facts for extra movie sentimentalism, Hancock’s drama has a severe case of selective myopia. As feel-good multiplex fodder goes, however, it’s an emotional smartbomb.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film, not unsurprisingly for a holiday- (and football-) season release from a major Hollywood studio, plays this story straight down the middle, shedding nuance and complication in favor of maximum uplift.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Formulaic, but uplifting and wholesome entertainment.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

It was in the very ho-hum almost lazy movie-by-numbers way this film was delivered which sucked all the drama from it.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Wisely, Hancock has given the film as much humor as heart.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Bullock is an irrepressible hoot in writer-director John Lee Hancock's otherwise thoroughly conventional take on Michael Lewis' fact-based book "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game."

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bullock delivers a towering performance that grabs the movie and the Oscar race by the scruff of the neck. You will be moved, but at the price of any nuance or complexity.

3.0
0
Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

About the most incongruous thing about Blindsight may be its attractiveness. It’s gorgeous. Obviously not the sheen of a well-shot drama, neither is this the nature-as-achingly-beautiful-compositions of Baraka’s ilk. No, Blindsight is just shooting on the fly, with very little in the way of cameraperson-as-rock-star; but just because of its setting, the picture often manages a simple, effortless grandeur that’s hard to force.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

I can see why The Blind Side did well in America and I can see how it will resonate with some here.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Massaging the facts for extra movie sentimentalism, Hancock’s drama has a severe case of selective myopia. As feel-good multiplex fodder goes, however, it’s an emotional smartbomb.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film, not unsurprisingly for a holiday- (and football-) season release from a major Hollywood studio, plays this story straight down the middle, shedding nuance and complication in favor of maximum uplift.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Formulaic, but uplifting and wholesome entertainment.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

It was in the very ho-hum almost lazy movie-by-numbers way this film was delivered which sucked all the drama from it.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Wisely, Hancock has given the film as much humor as heart.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Bullock is an irrepressible hoot in writer-director John Lee Hancock's otherwise thoroughly conventional take on Michael Lewis' fact-based book "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game."

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Bullock delivers a towering performance that grabs the movie and the Oscar race by the scruff of the neck. You will be moved, but at the price of any nuance or complexity.

3.0
0

Insipirational film

This is a story about Michael who is a big guy who is virtually homeless. Leigh Ann played in an Oscar winning role by Sandra Bullock takes him in when his walking late one night on the side of the road. He slowly becomes part of the family. With Leigh Ann's help he plays football and is so good he gets a college scholarship. This is an inspirational true...

3.0
0

So unaware it is racist...

...it is frightening. Not the original story mind you, but the way it is being conveyed to us by Director Hancock. Both the acting and the script are atrocious. While the true story from which the film is inspired is truly remarkable, this motion picture is so incredibly condescending it makes this young black man looks like a pet dog and what is supposed...

1.0
0

awsome

i loved it and so did all my mates!!!!

5.0
0

AWSOME!!!!

I luv this movie.... if u havn't seen this movie u should watch it!!! Sandra Bullock rokz>>

5.0
0

Actually a good 3.5 I reckon.

Not to totally disagree with the Flick review, being a "true" story it seems often difficult to compete with the fictitious, but this is a feel good movie we could benefit from seeing.

3.0
0

A true story worth watching

some bits were maybe blown out of proportion but I didn't care. The Blind Side is a heart felt story. All of the bits were good and it's a great version of book (I never read)

5.0
0

Review

love it want to see it

5.0
0

Quinton Aaron was oustanding!

There is something to be said about movies based on true-life events and what they do to inspire one to examine their values of selflessness and humanitarianism. It certainly had me thinking about whether I would be brave enough to do the same if I was in such a position. Quinton Aaron did a great job portraying the innocence and vulnerability of Big...

3.0
0

Sugar coated but truely feel good

Flicks got it somewhat right in that this is a sugar coated version of the truth but what's wrong with feeling good. If you want a smile, check it out.

4.0
0

Awesome !

i think that its nice to see a movie thats based on real life . it really gets you thinking about the people around you and it wakes you up to the fact that this actualy happens i real life but you can do something about it (: i love sandra bullock and i think she is an amazing actress .

5.0
0