The Blind Side

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Videos & Photos

  • Trailer for The Blind Side
  • Clip: So over here you have a desk

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Cast

  • Sandra Bullock
  • Tim McGraw
  • Quinton Aaron
  • Jae Head
  • Lily Collins
  • Ray McKinnon
  • Kim Dickens
  • Adriane Lenox
  • Kathy Bates
  • Catherine Dyer

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Many real college football coaches played themselves in this film: Phillip Fulmer (was Tennessee head coach, then the athletic director at UT), Lou Holtz (was South Carolina head coach, then a TV sports commentator), Houston Nutt (was Arkansas head coach, subsequently worked for CBS Sports; when he comes to speak with Michael Oher, he notes Leigh Anne Tuohy's Ol' Miss cup and, smiling, giving a nod to his job as head coach there), Ed Orgeron (was Mississippi head coach, now head coach at LSU), Nick Saban (was LSU head coach, now Alabama head coach), Tommy Tuberville (was Auburn head coach, now Cincinnati head coach).
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Goofs

  • At the beginning of the scene when S.J. films Michael at football practice, an over-the-shoulder shot shows that the camcorder's screen is blank, indicating that the camera is off.
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Quotes

    • [after pushing an opponent all the way off the field]
    • Michael Oher: Sorry, Coach. I stopped when I heard the whistle.
    • Coach Cotton: Where were you taking him?
    • Michael Oher: The bus. It was time for him to go home.
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Metacritic

70

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.

Metacritic review by Michael Rechtshaffen
Michael Rechtshaffen
The Hollywood Reporter
55

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

Metacritic review by Bob Mondello
Bob Mondello
NPR
75

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

Metacritic review by Lou Lumenick
Lou Lumenick
New York Post