The Blind Side (PG-13) 126 minutes D+
Sack and fumble
Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins, and Jae Head
Considering all the hype surrounding this film and Sandra Bullock's performance, The Blind Side is an extreme disappointment. I waited a long time to see this best picture nominee because I feared it would be syrupy sweet, contrived, feel good crap and that's more or less what it was.
Hey, I think it's a great thing what this family did for Michael Oher in real life but as art this is nothing more than a Hallmark Channel movie of the week. Sandra Bullock is the main attraction yet she was much more awe-inspiring in Paul Haggis's 2004 film, Crash.
I was almost disappointed that the Academy nominated this film for an Oscar, but it's a small consequence in an effort to inject more diversity (and viewership) to the awards show.