The Blind Side

Based on the extraordinary true story

The Blind Side
Based on a true story, this is in essence a cross-racial adoption story. A successful Southern Belle discovers that a black kid in her child's school is homeless, and decides to take him in. As he adjusts to his new life, she pushes him academically while the football coach is also after him for his huge size. Together, with the help of a private tutor, they develop him to the point where he can play football at college.

126 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Language, Violence).
Biographical, Drama, Sports.
Stop calling me Erin Brockovitch!
Stop calling me Erin Brockovitch!


Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates
John Lee Hancock
ScreenplayJohn Lee Hancock, from the book by Michael Lewis
MusicCarter Burwell
CinematographyAlar Kivilo
EditingMark Livolsi
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2009
Produced byAlcon Entertainment, Zucker/Netter Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports, drama
LanguageMild to moderate and infrequent
SexSome sexual innuendo and an extremely brief, mild sex scene
ViolenceMild violence, occasional
Drug abuseMild and infrequent
CommentsSome mild threat and menace
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Associated Press quote iconBlind Side's rose tinted view
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconWie gee om wie red wie? Sy nuwe kans is fantastiese nuus
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey quote iconBullock stars as smart, sassy spitfire
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconCould be Bullock’s Erin Brokovich
eye Weekly
Eleni Deacon quote iconThough Hancock tries to force some conflict in the film’s last third, The Blind Side is ultimately more about the merits of white paternalism than a child’s struggle to overcome his trying circumstances.
C. Fuchs quote iconGood in the first half and rote in the second, but still likely an overall crowd pleaser for many a viewer.
28 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
144 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt might strike some viewers as a little too pat, but The Blind Side has the benefit of strong source material and a strong performance from Sandra Bullock.

What the People say

19380 Netizens quote iconFantastic, heartwarming, fun and emotional.

Average .. 61%



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