For 43 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Helen O'Hara's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 80 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Lowest review score: 40 Wrath of the Titans
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
43 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    A worthy farewell that packs in as much action as its seven predecessors combined and manages not to stint on the emotional beats. Harry Potter leaves us as a quiet, bespectacled, corduroy-wearing hero for the ages.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Moving and insightful. Not a classic by any means, but a fascinating glimpse of the way we live today.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Flashes of bleak humour makes this wry portrait a compelling experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    A delightful blend of hand-drawn animation and CG style that'll be soul food for hopeless romantics everywhere.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Occasionally, like its characters, ragged around the edges, this nevertheless rings with all the emotion and power of the source and provides a new model for the movie musical.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Somewhere between the pop-culture deconstruction of "Zombieland" and the skewed romance of "(500) Days Of Summer," this manages to make the apocalypse seem charming. Warm is the right word.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    A tough, impactful film that offers a sometimes uncomfortable but always gripping examination of cause and effect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    It will require no conspiring to make you fall for this one; Whedon and Shakespeare are a perfect match.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Loveable - especially if you're as fond of a pun as we are - and extremely silly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    This is not a simple story of an uptight English woman induced to loosen up by those freedom-lovin’ Yanks, but a delicate and brilliantly acted story of overcoming the past to embrace an uncertain future. Emma Thompson, in particular, is magic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    At times terrifying and too tough for tinies, this is nevertheless a triumphant sequel that puts its faith in Hiccup and Toothless to find a way through dark times for man and dragon. Until we all get our own dragon to go flying with, the result is a story sufficiently thrilling to have us all airborne.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Somehow less than the sum of its very impressive parts. Massy Tadjedin brings out the best of her strong cast but all the eyeball-melting beautyon display and the highly polished treatment of the story could have done with a touch of authentic grit.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    This one coasts by on Hanks' immense appeal and charm, but more focus and a touch more sharpness are needed to make it really come alive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Funny and scary - and sometimes both at once - it lives up to the original, even if it fails to surpass it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It won't do anything to win over those not already partial to Tarsem's style, but it has more than enough blood, guts and glamour to satisfy – and Cavill looks like a superman.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    The few weaknesses in the plot can be overlooked as The Vow makes for a wonderful - if a bit teary - romance that is brilliantly acted.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Smart, funny and really quite hot, this is worth a look no matter what you think of "Charlie's Angels."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It benefits from a supernaturally engaging cast, but this treads too closely to the rom-com model to feel as smart or moving as Westfeldt's previous best.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Fans will be left on a high; other viewers will be confused but generally entertained by a saga whose romance is matched only by its weirdness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    The midway point between "A.I." and "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid." It has quirky charm and a tender heart, but the treacly sentiment may become wearisome.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It’s no masterpiece, but this is a promising debut from Boone and a good showcase for his entire cast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It falters in the middle and hesitates unnecessarily in setting up the love story, but Gru still has charm and kids will adore the Minions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    The plot’s all over the place, but there are a lot of laughs and some strong action beats along the way.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    There’s a good-hearted father and son tale at the heart of the madness here, but the surroundings are sometimes a little too silly for true greatness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Nearly as good as the last film — the starrier cameos compensating somewhat for the more scattershot plot — this is fun but could have been more deeply felt.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Smart, tough and a little bit cool, this is an intriguing opening rather than a slam-dunk in its own right, but the cast - and especially Woodley - make it sufficiently diverting to merit a place in the action franchise ranks.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Strong performances keep the viewer guessing as much as our heroine, but the character drama recedes as the thriller element builds, to its detriment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    These bosses cannot justify either murder or lasting comic memories, fatally compromising a farce that could have been great but ends up merely mediocre.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Two charming leads don't make up for a comedy that just doesn't quite deliver the laughs it should.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    The acting's better than it's ever been, but with the best will in the world, this can't get past the fact that the story's demented.