For 74 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Helen O'Hara's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Girl with All the Gifts
Lowest review score: 20 The Brothers Grimsby
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
74 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Helen O'Hara
    The best zombie-ish apocalypse in years. Sennia Nanua is a major discovery, but it’s the dense social commentary and moral dilemmas that will haunt you.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    A compassionate and inspiring look at an extraordinary life, anchored by two of the best performances of the year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Bigger and, yes, darker than the first, this is less air-punchingly gleeful but probably more consistent. Thanks to Whedon and the most charismatic, compelling cast you’ll find anywhere, Age of Ultron redefines the scale we can expect from our superhero epics but still fits human-sized emotion amid the bombast.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Gripping, humane and lighter than it sounds, Stewart’s first foray into directing suggests that he was right to quit the day job. We can’t wait to see what he does next.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    If anything, this is too faithful to the book, sometimes getting bogged down in detail as Katniss struggles to her goal. But its epic sweep, grand designs and unyielding central performance make this a compelling finale.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Acerbic, unexpected and quietly heart-warming without ever approaching sappy, this takes a no-nonsense approach to big issues - life, love and ageing - and never feels heavy-handed. We should all be so lucky in our grandmothers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    The prequels this ain’t. We can all breathe again.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Witty, absurd and far more entertaining than it has any right to be, this could finally shed light on the financial crisis for those of us who found it all too boring to contemplate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    A fiercely original, pleasantly unpredictable character piece. This is a gang of outsiders with something valuable to say about the world we live in.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Wheatley continues an unbroken run of quality, helped by a great cast and a startlingly effective premise. This is seriously cool, stuffed with great dialogue and riddled with bullets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    It’s a little too long, but holds the attention thanks to Lane’s charisma, Ryan’s breathtaking cinematography and the dizzying power of young love.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    It glides romantically along on the surface while political turmoil boils away underneath. Its plea for tolerance isn’t subtle, but it’s a story that deserves to be told.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, this is one of Jarmusch’s finest and features Adam Driver’s best performance yet — although you do risk coming out with a new affection for modernist poetry.
    • 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."