The Blind Side movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The Blind Side is very entertaining, touching and uplifting. Best for older kids, this drama starring Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron is very nice and well-made.


When Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatised African-American teenager, is adopted by a caring woman and her nice family, they help him achieve excellence in American football.

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Movie details

Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Lily Collins, Jae Head, Adriane Lenox
Writer: John Lee Hancock
Release Date (Australia): 25 February 2010
Runtime: 128 minutes/2h 8m
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains thematic elements including drug addiction, trauma and homelessness.

Violence (PG)

The film features a fight scene in which people are punched several times. There is also blood detail after a car accident.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains use of the words “ass” and “bitch”, as well as occasional uses of “hell”, “damn”, “t*ts” and “crap”.

Drug Use (PG)

There are several verbal references made to a character’s drug addiction.

Sex (PG)

The film contains infrequent and mild verbal references to sex.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The amount of prolonged moments that bring a smile to your face, as well as the messages that touch you and the lovely characters who compel you, are enough to create enjoyment towards this wonderful biography. Featuring the sweet performances of Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron, The Blind Side centres on the huge-hearted story of Michael Oher’s journey from being a homeless teen to an American football offensive tackle.

Families with older kids will adore the film’s pleasing amount of heart. The heart mainly involves the fascinating story and absorbing characters. The story touches on engaging topics such as homelessness, adoption, family and sport. These elements alongside the unquestionably beautiful portrayal of a lovely family, as well as a kind focus on an appealing message is what makes The Blind Side such an entertaining feel-good story.

However, is classing it as one of 2009’s best movies reasonable? Probably, but it doesn’t really deserve the top spot of the list. There are some fairly uninteresting moments, especially for young children or those who have no interest, but it will be remembered as a lovely biographical sports drama. But to those with no interest in sports, don’t worry, the sports scenes add an engaging message. And the message is the film’s most loveable feature.

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