For 86 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Helen O'Hara's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 There Will Be Blood
Lowest review score: 20 The Emoji Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 86
  2. Negative: 2 out of 86
86 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    An awkward mix of realist social drama and Statham actioner, this doesn’t quite convince as either.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Even by the standards of animation, the logic fails here are impressive. But the bigger problem is the lack of charm, focus and original storytelling as the animals suddenly have to save the world instead of just surviving it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    An animation that never drags itself out of mediocrity despite the best efforts of gifted animator Tartakovsky.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Elba is genuinely great as the tormented Roland, but the film does its best to suffocate him under a mountain of plot-heavy nonsense. Disappointing.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Messier and heavier than Days Of Future Past, this is not so much the next step in the X-Men’s evolution as a failed callback to past glories.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 well designed and shot, but in service of a story that never coalesces into something intelligent or compelling.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    It’s just a waste. The premise is ripe for absurdity and the talented supporting cast have interesting quirks that might have livened things up if Shepard ever gave them the chance. Instead, aside from a few surprisingly gory moments, this makes the original show look good.
    • 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.
    • 33 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    It’s not the worst of the trilogy, but this is less for fans of thrillers and more for people who are pining after last year’s holiday to Florence.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Loud, silly and tired. Aside from an almost-fun Jackie Chan cameo, this is enough to give anyone a severe nut allergy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    The pristine setting never meshes with Jones’s efforts to give emotional reality to his army of characters, who cannot escape their tropes: leader, hero, warrior woman, mystic.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Ben Barnes as a Colombian? Really?
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Helen O'Hara
    It may occasionally shock a laugh from you, but between those moments your face will be a rictus of horror.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Helen O'Hara
    While it's tempting to sum up in thumbs down emoji, when they go low, we go high. So let's just say, abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

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