For 44 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Helen O'Hara's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 80 Chico & Rita
Lowest review score: 40 Beautiful Creatures
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
44 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Flashes of bleak humour makes this wry portrait a compelling experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    A tough, impactful film that offers a sometimes uncomfortable but always gripping examination of cause and effect.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    An animation that never drags itself out of mediocrity despite the best efforts of gifted animator Tartakovsky.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Ben Barnes as a Colombian? Really?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    An awkward mix of realist social drama and Statham actioner, this doesn’t quite convince as either.