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The Blind Side

Release Date: November 20th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 2010

PG-13 |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael's tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox

Director: John Lee Hancock

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Gil Netter

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Rise, Daughter, Father, Family, Son, 2000s, Endearing, Love, Inspiring, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 55
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Unlike the tale told in "Precious", however, The Blind Side's story is contrived, storybook sweet, credulity-straining and ... um, true. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    What makes The Blind Side a Thanksgiving treat is director Hancock's subtle touch and admirable refusal to yield to sports movie clich├ęs, something he did previously with "The Rookie" and "Remember the Titans." show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    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." show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Picture