‘The Blind Side’ Movie Gets Pretty Good Reviews From Top Critics
‘The Blind Side’ movie gets pretty good reviews from top critics. Warner Bros. Pictures released it’s new true life drama movie, “The Blind Side,” today,and the reviews are in. They look pretty good,getting mostly 4 star ratings across the board. While having just a few 3 star ratings.
Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post gave it 4 stars. She said, ” Grounded in the direct, disarming truth of their experience, the movie has a straightforward lack of cheap sentiment that saves it from being either too maudlin or saccharine-sweet.”
Joe Leydon from Variety gave it another 4 stars. He stated, “Uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama.”
James Berardinelli also gave it 4 stars,stating, ” In a head-to-head comparison, one would be hard-pressed not to declare that “Precious” is the better film – it makes fewer compromises and doesn’t shy from showing the true ugliness only hinted at in this movie, but The Blind Side is more accessible. It’s easier to digest. In the end, both films tell stories of triumph over adversity – a category of drama that uplifts while offering a dollop of social commentary.”
Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times gave it 4 stars. She said, “Wisely, Hancock has given the film as much humor as heart.”
Michael Rechtshaffen over at “The Hollywood Reporter” gave it 4 stars. He said, “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.”
USA Today’s Claudia Puig gave it 4 stars. She stated, “Has strong performances and stirring football scenes.”
Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe rated it 4 stars. He said, ” Bullock’s levelheaded acting frequently saves the movie from emotional garishness.”
A.O. Scott from The New York Times gave it 3 stars. He said , “The film, not unsurprisingly for a holiday- (and football-) season release from a major Hollywood studio, plays this story straight down the middle, shedding nuance and complication in favor of maximum uplift.”
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle gave it 3 stars. He said, ” Never dull, but it’s rarely more than gently entertaining.”
Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave it a 3 star rating. He stated, ” A feel-good movie that never stops feeling good. The film is based on a true story (it was adapted from a nonfiction best-seller by Michael Lewis), but you never feel that Hancock has honestly captured what’s true about it.”
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