For 105 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Helen O'Hara's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Coco
Lowest review score: 20 The Emoji Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 105
  2. Negative: 2 out of 105
105 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    With its uncompromising commitment to gross-out injuries, nerdy pop culture in-jokes and inappropriate touching, Deadpool 2 was clearly made to cater to existing fans with every innuendo-filled moment (they should stay through the credits for some important story points that are very nearly thrown away).
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Union is committed and convincing, but the script apparently never met a cliche it didn't want to adopt wholesale. This offers some thrills and considerable pace, but never enough narrative force.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    The set-pieces are quick, light and for the most part fun. What Game Night lacks in (any) plausibility or coherence it makes up for in Friday night, pleasingly brainless entertainment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Even if you think you know where it’s going as its builds to a near-wordless finale (and you might be right), the moments of character detail are beautifully judged, and the gore surprisingly well splashed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Helen O'Hara
    Marvel has solved their third-act problem and villain problem and then some. However prepared you feel, you are not ready for Thanos. But then, neither are our heroes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    Haynes’ film has lovely performances from both actors, and a keen sense of time and place help, but the story is a little too shaggy and unformed to entirely hold the attention.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    These Mark 6 Jaegers with their electric whips, “gravity slings” and plasma swords deliver all the giant robot thrills you could wish. Thanks to Boyega and Spaeny, you might even care about the human characters, too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    A life story packed with incident means that this sometimes rushes past events that would be formative for anyone else, but equally means that Lamarr’s life story is never, ever dull.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    The film’s glowing, golden cinematography suggests a far warmer story than it in fact delivers, but Winslet’s stunning turn is worth a look if you can stand the consciously stagey feel.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    This spectacular adventure sometimes wanders across the borders of invention into artificiality, but finds its feet when it focuses in on its characters and their relationships.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    It’s not all bad: no film with this cast could ever fail entirely. Staunton makes you root for Sandra even at her worst, and Imrie offers an impish, joyous counterbalance to her pursed-lip disapproval.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Given it could be re-titled ‘Microaggressions: The Movie’, this is an unsurprisingly upsetting watch at times, but it’s made compelling by Vega’s dignified, heartfelt performance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Robbie and Janney are flawless in a compelling and corrective account of a misunderstood figure; one of the more darkly funny biopics you’ll ever see.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    This is one teen dystopia that sustained its quality across the trilogy. It may not set the world alight — ironically, given the solar flare that started its story’s disaster — but it 
will get the blood pumping.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Helen O'Hara
    Pixar has raised the animation bar again, with its most musical — and arguably most magical — film yet. If this is the afterlife we’re all headed to, don’t fear the reaper.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It’s an intriguing look into a secret world and a great performance from Chastain, but Sorkin’s directorial debut never quite makes the leap from great poker movie to great movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    A tired retread of better jokes in the first two movies, this drags along to an admittedly heartwarming conclusion. But it’s a good thing this caps the trilogy because it’s coasting on fumes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    It’s by no means good, but there are moments of effective emotion and comedy that make up for some of the dumber jokes, and sheer charisma largely carries it along.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Helen O'Hara
    Vibrant and brimming with vitality, this is empathic towards its subjects but fiercely critical of the system that victimises them. The performances of Vinaite, Dafoe and Prince will stay with you.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    The whole thing reads as an indictment of the sort of upper class upbringing that Milne's children's books idealised, with only paid employees offering worthwhile parental affection.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    There's a hint of comforting, chocolate-box, Sunday-night TV here, but it's delivered via such quietly powerful performances and with such hope that it's hard to resist.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Helen O'Hara
    Frenetic, kinetic action meets satisfyingly soapy drama. See it before everyone tries to copy the best bits.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It's loud, at times unwatchably gross and sometimes lingers on the verge of hysteria. But it's also a warm-hearted and optimistic celebration of black womanhood. Maybe friendship can save us all.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    It’s cool and brutal, but with such impressive action credentials you almost wish there were fewer plot devices to distract you as Charlize gets up and at ’em.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Helen O'Hara
    An informative but incomplete look at Whitney Houston’s life and death, this will frustrate fans as much as it fascinates them.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Helen O'Hara
    Objectively ridiculous but mostly fun, this is better than you could have predicted given the title but squarely aimed at a young and undiscerning audience.

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