Helen OHara

Helen OHara

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Helen OHara's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Empire Magazine Australasia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 90% The Lion King (2011) "It didn't really need the 3D, but it's still a stunning, glorious family film, with the third dimension or otherwise. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2011
2/5 23% What's Your Number? (2011) "Two charming leads don't make up for a comedy that just doesn't quite deliver the laughs it should. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2011
3/5 72% Fright Night (2011) "Funny and scary - and sometimes both at once - it lives up to the original, even if it fails to surpass it. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2011
2/5 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) "These bosses cannot justify either murder or lasting comic memories, fatally compromising a farce that could have been great but ends up merely mediocre. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2011
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "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. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2011
3/5 36% Larry Crowne (2011) "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. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2011
4/5 80% Life in a Day (2011) "Moving and insightful. Not a classic by any means, but a fascinating glimpse of the way we live today. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2011
3/5 50% Last Night (2011) "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. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 30, 2011
2/5 33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) "Despite quality set-pieces and the best efforts of the cast, this is dull and crossbones. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 90% Winnie the Pooh (2011) "As jolly as Tigger, as sweet as honey and as undemanding as a balloon ride, this will delight the wee'uns and put a smile on the face of animation fans of all ages. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2011
2/5 39% The Eagle (2011) "Good fight scenes, but a confusion of plot, culture and accents make this a lesser example of the sword 'n' sandal epic. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2011
2/5 80% His & Hers "Wardop's approach limits the value of the piece to fond reflections on menfolk when there might have been a more interesting film in quizzing them about their own stories. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2011
4/5 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) "By keeping the pace quick, the explanation light and the characters strong, Nolfi achieves the near-impossible: a film puzzle you won't mind leaving unexplained. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2011
4/5 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) "This is as clever, funny, foolish and frightening as real life. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2011
4/5 90% Tangled (2010) "Not just a pretty face; there's meat on its bones and a song in its heart besides. This deserves a place up there with the best of Disney's previous fairy tales. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2011
3/5 36% Burlesque (2010) "Intentionally or not, it might be the comedy of the year. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2010
4/5 86% Chico & Rita (2012) "A delightful blend of hand-drawn animation and CG style that'll be soul food for hopeless romantics everywhere. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2010
5/5 91% The Secret of Kells (2010) "Unlike anything else you've seen, and very much worth seeking out, this is a unique and beautiful creation. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2010
2/5 26% Why Did I Get Married Too (2010) "Sometimes shrill, always uneven... " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2010
5/5 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) "It's heartfelt, hilarious and a highly satisfying adaptation of the book. You don't have to be a geek to adore it; you just have to remember being young. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2010
2/5 9% Marmaduke (2010) "Mirthless family romp that hits all the lowest comedy dominators. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 19, 2010
4/5 90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) "Bittersweet, moving and utterly beautiful: a love letter to cinema and to Scotland. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 19, 2010
2/5 11% Killers (2010) "Heigl and Kutcher make a cute enough couple, but a cringeworthy opening and ludicrous (even by the standards of the genre) ending mean that this is one to watch only when your brain is switched to the "off" position. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2010
3/5 62% The Joneses (2010) "A meta-satire that doesn't quite come off. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3/5 29% Dear John (2010) "A touching melodrama illuminated by a solid turn from Tatum. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "The start wobbles, but once boy and dragon connect, this becomes a thrilling flight. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2010
2/5 34% The Wolfman (2010) "An uneven tone and the feeling of too many cooks mars the finished product, but there are moments of beauty and real terror. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) "It's apparent that Potter may at last have a worthy successor. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2010
4/5 85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) "Exactly as good as Musker and Clements' earlier efforts, so a return to the form of Disney's early 1990s classics. The animation is gorgeous, the heroine feisty and the animals amusing - but this may be too scary for the very small. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2010
2/5 57% It's Complicated (2009) "Like all Meyers' films, it's more about interior design porn than real human emotions and drags on for far too long. Still, Streep, Krasinski and Baldwin are so good, they almost make it work. Almost. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 67% Daybreakers (2010) "There's a fascinating idea at the heart of Daybreakers, where a vampire plague has swept the world and everyone's now a bloodsucker, but it doesn't quite make for a fascinating film. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2010
3/5 43% Cracks (2011) "An auspicious debut for Scott, but one whose ingredients are too familiar to really fizz. Green is great, though, in a dark-tinged role that plays to her strengths. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2009
3/5 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) "If you buy in to the central romance, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll swoon. Otherwise, the lingering glances, lip-chewing and regular de-shirting may cause uncontrollable giggles. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2009
4/5 94% Tales from the Golden Age (2011) "Flashes of bleak humour makes this wry portrait a compelling experience. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) "Bright, silly and a good shout to entertain the whole family. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2009
2/5 13% The Ugly Truth (2009) "It's not as risqué as it wishes it were, nor as likable as it should be. Butler's rarely been better-cast, but the material's too patchy to support him . " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/5 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) "This is a bigger and better night out than the first. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2009
5/5 90% Coraline (2009) "Terrifying and beautiful, believable and fantastical, this is one of the best children's films in years and Selick's finest - better even than The Nightmare Before Christmas. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 7, 2009
3/5 63% Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) "Proof that you can make good movies based on video games, as long as you don't bother making a video game first. Juice us up for Crank 3D. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2009
4/5 70% Religulous (2008) "It's a rare film that can simultaneously crack you up and send a chill down your spine. Worth seeing - even for believers. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2009
3/5 23% Push (2009) "Kinetic and convincing, this uses a limited budget to thrilling effect, giving us a sort of X-Men-meets-Trainspotting twist. We hope a sequel follows this early promise. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 20, 2009
3/5 20% The Secret of Moonacre (2008) "Whilst missing a trick in terms of script and casting, at least they've amped up the action from the somewhat sedate book. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 89% Bolt (2008) "The unlikely superhero of this film is the hamster, who brings the funny amid a flurry of weaker gags. But Bolt still has charm - it just won't hit with the adults the way the best animated films can. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) "The music's great, if predictable, and the talented young cast give it their all. We just wish that Cera would try something new. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2009
2/5 21% Faintheart (2008) "The laughs come few and far between in a story as drab as the Northern skies under which it is set. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2009
3/5 21% The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) "A remake that does not disgrace the original, this is sufficiently different to stand alone and just as relevant in its concerns - as well as succeeding (arguably better) as a thriller. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 12, 2008
2/5 25% Four Christmases (2008) "Witherspoon works hard to convince us otherwise, but this is a miscast mess. Definitely a turkey rather than a Christmas pudding. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2008
2/5 59% W. (2008) "Disappointing. Stone whipped this out in time for the US Presidential election, but it's hard to see how it'll make any significant impact on voters. Or why it even should. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/5 35% Pride and Glory (2008) "A well-acted and tightly structured piece that would be more impactful if there weren't a feeling that we've seen it before. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/5 52% Easy Virtue (2009) "While its tone occasionally wavers and there are some wobbly performances, this has moments of true lightness, and a welcome sense of whimsy often missing in the costume genre. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/5 65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) "If you're under 12, you won't be disappointed. If you're over 12, the fact this is as funny and bright as it is insipid won't stop you from avoiding it like the plague. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2008
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