Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
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  1. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    For all The Blind Side's flaws, it's impossible not to get caught up in Michael Oher's life.
  2. Reviewed by: Ian Freer
    60
    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. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    55
    Unlike the tale told in "Precious", however, The Blind Side's story is contrived, storybook sweet, credulity-straining and ... um, true.
  4. A feel-good movie that never stops feeling good. The film is based on a true story (it was adapted from a nonfiction best-seller by Michael Lewis), but you never feel that Hancock has honestly captured what's true about it.
  5. Veers perilously close to the concept of poverty tourism.
  6. Never dull, but it's rarely more than gently entertaining.
  7. A football story that deserves a penalty flag every other play for piling on the sentiment.
  8. 50
    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.
  9. It's fair to say that Bullock's appealing portrait of a strong-willed Tennessee belle ranks among the best work of her career. It's just too bad the movie around her comes up short.
  10. 42
    A facile, feel-good fable that substitutes cliché for reality at nearly every turn.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 313 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 106
  2. Negative: 8 out of 106
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    5
    "The Blind Side" isn't a movie where you cry at amazing performances and heart throbbing dialogue. It's a movie that will roughly intercept"The Blind Side" isn't a movie where you cry at amazing performances and heart throbbing dialogue. It's a movie that will roughly intercept your mind for a painful tear. Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2010
    8
    This is definitely Sandra Bullock's film. She was extraordinary, and more so considering how she usually is. No one expected this from her,This is definitely Sandra Bullock's film. She was extraordinary, and more so considering how she usually is. No one expected this from her, including herself. It is a very nice story, which could be seen as the "white saviour story".. but since it's a true story, that kind of falls in the background of it. Overall, definitely a touching and moving story about a woman who has a lot of love (and money) to share and who actually does it, regardless of what other think or say. Good film! Full Review »
  3. Jan 13, 2011
    10
    This movie is inspirational, it tells people not to judge people by their skin color or their appearance. It is a heart warmer, it has one ofThis movie is inspirational, it tells people not to judge people by their skin color or their appearance. It is a heart warmer, it has one of the best plots of 2009, If I was a dog- 4 THUMBS UP!!!!!!!!! Full Review »