For 50 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Helen O'Hara's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 80 How to Train Your Dragon 2
Lowest review score: 40 Total Recall (2012)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
50 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It’s a well-made adventure with great energy and considerable style, but it’s essentially a maze without an exit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    The drama and tone are powerful and effective and Lawrence makes an exceptionally charismatic heroine, but an almost total lack of action means this is less catching fire than treading water.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Once you swallow the giant pill that is the premise, it just about makes sense, and Woodley sells it with all her conviction.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Like "Ghost Rider: Low Voltage," this is a surprisingly underpowered excursion into Marvel's mad world by Neveldine and Taylor. More purgatory than hellfire.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    If even a tenth of the care and attention lavished on the production design and action sequences had been afforded the script, this could have been an adventure of legendary proportions. As it is, this fizzles whenever anyone opens their mouths.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    It's just not quite as much fun as it should be, despite Pearce's best efforts and some good chemistry with Grace. Unusually for an action thriller, this could have benefited from being just a little longer.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    "The Notebook" may have had us blubbing but since then Nicholas Sparks adaptions have offered thin pickings for cinemagoers. For all Efron's boyish charms, this one could be the most ordinary of the lot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Perhaps no more absurd than the Verhoeven version, but certainly less amusing. Farrell and Beckinsale emerge unscathed, but the endless scrabbling for novelty and reinvention leaves this feeling unaccountably stale and familiar.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    An animation that never drags itself out of mediocrity despite the best efforts of gifted animator Tartakovsky.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Had this adaptation of the young adult fantasy-romance taken a few more liberties, it might have been a home run.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    The inconsistencies in tone - is it an Anchorman-style farce or something more serious? - distract from likeable turns from the leads.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Ben Barnes as a Colombian? Really?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    An awkward mix of realist social drama and Statham actioner, this doesn’t quite convince as either.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Apparently unable to decide whether to take its own mythology seriously or not, this is a mess of sculpted cheekbones and incoherent romance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    For a long stretch of the second act the film feels like doing a long stretch, but Schwarzenegger’s having a ball as Stallone goes through the motions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    It admirably avoids many of the pitfalls of adapting this book, but seems to have lost some of the life and pace as well.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Both heavy-handed and ham-fisted, this is a self-important morality tale where you can see everyone's uppance coming long before it arrives.

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