The Blind Side

The Blind Side is an embarassment to the voters who have decided it is worthy to compete with such brilliant films as The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds – this has ‘Midday Movie’ written all over it, but is dressed in Hollywood finery such that people are inclined to take it more seriously than it deserves.
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A substantial part of the mercifully brief 82 minute running time is taken up by a subplot of personal redemption involving characters played by Woody Harrelson and the wonderful Maura Tierney. That this story is far more interesting means the ‘comedy’ of seeing Ferrell with big hair proves a distraction rather than an entertainment.
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