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John Lee Hancock The Blind Side

John Lee Hancock The Blind Side

BY JOHN LEE HANCOCK #16 in Movies

4.9 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars92%
  • 4 Stars7%
  • 3 Stars1%
  • 2 Stars0%
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4.90 / 5 based on 1,085 Reviews

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Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Oscar® winner Kathy Bates star in this remarkable true story of All-American football star Michael Oher. Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock). Learning that the young man is one of her daughter's classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael—wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter—come out of the cold. Without a moment's hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness becomes much more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, Michael's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. see more...

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  • "I am a huge college football fan, Nick Saban appears in the movie, and Sandra Bullock is PHENOMENAL are just a few reasons why I rate this an A." in 54 reviews
  • "It is completely heart warming and i never get tired of watching it, This movie means so much knowing that it is a true story." in 41 reviews
  • "This has probably got to be one of my absolute favorite movies, a True story that will touch your heart." in 11 reviews
  • "Heart warming story, great performances by all actors involved, and very well produced." in 10 reviews
  • "This movie is so touching, it is definitely a must see." in 6 reviews
Danielle S.
Lancaster
87 reviews
This movie turned me into a football fan! It's such an inspiring movie based on a true story. It really goes to show that you never know where you are going to end up or who's going to enter your life to help get you there. 5 stars all the way!
Heather C.
Lake Village, AR
227 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
I LOVE this movie so much. Its one of only 2 or 3 football movies that I would consider a classic that everyone should watch. It shows that people should put family first, even when the person isnt blood family. And that those instincts to protect your family can translate into everyday things
Athena A.
Spokane , WA
30 reviews
The cast is amazing, and really do the Touhy family justice. It’s such a beautiful film and an even more beautiful story. The acting is amazing and it really makes you fall in love with the family itself. This is by far one of my all time favorite movies.
Tara L.
379 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
I’m honestly not even a football fan and don’t know much about the sport, but enjoyed this film so much! It’s very moving and it’s one of those feel good movies. It conveys a pretty good message and would highly recommend this family film.
Nicole R.
Bowling Green, KY
175 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
This movie touched my soul! It’s based on a true story and the acting is phenomenal! I love the adoption scene and at the end where they show the real footage of the football player! I would recommend watching and warn you! You WILL cry!
Krista L.
Wilmington, NC
730 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
I cannot get enough of this movie! One of the greatest in my opinion. Based on a true story, amazing actors and a heart warmer! Watch the wealthy help the poor and a young man’s passion become his life. Highly highly recommend!
Terra J.
Xenia , OH
1028 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
This is such a good movie! It’s definitely a tear jerker. I definitely had to reach for the tissues.. I love everything about this movie. The actors are great.. and seeing as how it’s based on a true story, I love it even more!
Tessa C.
Martha, KY
388 reviews
Currently watching this and I forgot how much I love this movie! It’s so good! Sandra Bullock is one of my fav actresses! She does SO good! And Tim McGraw mmmm. Such a great heart warming movie! ♥️♥️
Kamryn B.
Dallas
84 reviews
Such a heartwarming story. It’s a must family watch. It has amazing acting and a more incredible storyline. It goes through real life and the greatness of being kind. I watch it every time I see it on TV.
Taylor M.
71 reviews
I'm a sports snob. I strongly believe there's only a handful of truly great sports movies. It's just too difficult for filmmakers to recreate the drama that takes place on the field. So when the Creative Loafers at sportschump.net asked me to review The Blind Side, a sports movie I would never see,starring an actress I really don't like, I was skeptical. But they promised me Jujubees, so I agreed to attend the premiere.

I fell into my comfy leather chair at the Cobb Theater Cinebistro in Wesley Chapel, fully expecting to pan everything about the movie. Then a strange thing happened. The film turned out to be pretty good.

Blind Side is adapted from Michael Lewis' novel of the same name. Just like the book, the film begins with a narrative of the game in which Lawrence Taylor broke Joe Theismann's leg. According to Lewis, that hit more than any other moment in football history, heightened the need for a strong, left tackle to protect the quarterback's blind side.

Enter the Michael Oher story.

Oher (Quinton Aaron) is an over-sized, high school kid from Memphis' inner city with no academic records and a crack addict for a mother. He is accepted into a local Christian high school when the football coach recognizes his potential.

Early scenes at Wingate Christian High School depict Oher as uncomfortable and intimidated in his new, mostly white surroundings. One teacher describes him as 'a fly in the milk.' Oher never says much, most of his expressions portrayed through mopey, facial gestures. Aaron's performance isn't groundbreaking, unless of course Oher didn't say much in real life. If that's the case, his performance is dead on.

After their youngest son (Jae Head) befriends Oher, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy (Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw), stumble upon Oher one afternoon roaming the streets, avoiding return to his crime-ridden projects. They welcome him into their home to sleep on their sofa for a night, which becomes a week, which ultimately becomes a legal adoption.

Despite Oher's poor grades, school administrators find that he excels in one capacity. He scores a 98% in protective instincts on a high school aptitude test.

The Tuohy's, a well-to-do, Southern Republican family with a strong allegiance to Ole Miss, hire a private tutor (Kathy Bates) to help Oher with his academic troubles. Once getting good enough grades to make the football team, Oher has trouble adjusting to the brutality of the sport. It's not until Bullock compares protecting his quarterback to the affection he feels for his new family that Oher finally understands his purpose on the field.

The word gets out about Oher eventually when a top scout is sent a DVD of his skills. Suddenly, major college coaches flock to recruit him. Sports fans will enjoy cameos from Nick Saban, Tommy Tuberville, Phillip Fulmer, Lou Holtz and Houston Nutt, although LSU fans will cringe seeing Saban wearing purple once again.

The only problem is Oher is failing English, which makes him academically ineligible to receive a football scholarship. It's not until McGraw recites "The Charge of the Light Brigade" that Oher learns about courage, honor and ultimately passes another difficult test: his final English essay.

Oher decides to enroll at Ole Miss, which draws an NCAA investigation to ensure the Tuohy family did not tamper with his decision. Oher buys into it, then lashes out at Bullock, accusing her of taking him in just to get him to go to their alma mater. A resentful and confused Oher returns to the projects in search of his real mom, then busts up the local gangster's home, a scene which probably warrants the film's PG-13 rating.

Little by little, the audience is allowed a peek into Oher's upbringing, not a pretty picture, probably less so in real life. The film features several touching moments such as when the Tuohy's drop Oher off at college or when Bullock confronts Oher's real mother, who can barely remember which man was his biological father.

The film has its share of trite, Hollywood moments including McGraw and Bullock's designer marriage in which they never argue, Bullock telling off her country club friends in a moment of racial enlightenment, phoning the football coach from the sidelines to call in plays and Oher getting flagged in his opening game for 'excessive blocking.' Blind Side also glosses over several racial and class stereotypes, careful to equally bash Democrats, rednecks and Southerners. The film also provides several moments of comic relief in the form of McGraw's occasional one-liners that help to break up the film's drama.

Without reading Lewis' book or knowing the complete Oher history, one might think the film is overdramatized, until the closing credits which show a sequence of real pictures of Oher being raised by Tuohy family. They remind us that Blind Side is not only based on a true story, it is a true story.

Blind Side won't go down in the annals as the greatest sports movie ever made but it does have its moments. It's a touching depiction of what can result when some, give others, a fighting chance.
ayla r.
Castroville, CA
18 reviews
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Cassiopia F.
NEWNAN, GA
50 reviews
Is this movie kid friendly?
Shiena T.
Waipahu, HI
209 reviews
Heard this movie was good, but never actually watched it! Is it worth watching ?
Sarah H.
Jonesboro, AR
56 reviews
Is this movie really that good? I hear amazing reviews on it but don't know if I want to watch it. Will it be OK for my children to watch with me?
krystal ☺.
391 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 3
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