• PG-13, 2 hr. 17 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Tate Taylor
    In Theaters:
    Aug 10, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 6, 2011
  • DreamWorks Studios

Critic Review - Chicago Reader

As in many reductive period pieces, there are no real characters here, just archetypes, namely reactionary cretins and sensitive souls who anticipate modern attitudes.

August 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (14)
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James Halls

James Halls

Pretentious review. Get the stick out of your ass. This was a heartwarming, terrifying, and glorious film. It is an instant classic.

Aug 12 - 11:49 AM

bedwards4321

Ben Edwards

I happen to think this review is pretty spot on.

Aug 14 - 03:53 PM

Ayoife Oni

Ayoife Oni

You are sick

Jan 28 - 12:41 PM

Mayss Naber

Mayss Naber

I agree with James H :) Pretentious review, great movie

Dec 9 - 02:35 AM

Judy Christopher

Judy Christopher

Thought it was a bore.

Chicago

Aug 13 - 02:10 PM

Rhett Herring

Rhett Herring

Having a good vocabulary... Great!

Knowing when to use it... Priceless!!!

Hint, not here!

Aug 21 - 01:43 PM

Ashley Bamford-Dobbyn

Ashley Bamford-Dobbyn

Does a film have to have deep and multi-layered characters to have an impact.. to be entertaining and memorable?! Geez - so arrogant.

Aug 25 - 09:29 PM

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Sep 1 - 09:57 AM

Mary Frazier

Mary Frazier

If you can't say something good about "The Help", you need another job. If most of the people who see it like it, it is a success....kind of like a vote..

Sep 5 - 09:34 AM

Melissa Osburn Marhefka

Melissa Osburn Marhefka

That is exactly why I don't go by what critics say. They don't represent movie watchers and people need to go see movies for themselves for even coming to this site

Mar 9 - 01:32 AM

Mary Frazier

Mary Frazier

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Sep 5 - 09:35 AM

Dave Meaden

Dave Meaden

Wow, harsh man...this was a great movie!

Nov 20 - 08:52 PM

Robert Greenfield

Robert Greenfield

zzzzzz... I'm sorry, were you trying to be interesting? boring? or just plain...zzz... I'm sorry, were you trying to be...

Dec 9 - 11:19 PM

Ayoife Oni

Ayoife Oni

You need a life.

Jan 28 - 12:42 PM

martinw

Marty Whitman

Cutesy wording. The problem is that satires like "The Help" have a record of doing serious damage to social problems while North Shore trendiness has never helped anyone.

Jan 29 - 11:13 PM

Sharon Lambert

Sharon Lambert

No real characters? WTH there were so many strong characters in this movie. Viola Davis was amazing as the character of Aibileen. I was so sad for Aibilee. Octavia Spencer was hilarious as Minny and brought some lightness to the movie. Even the character of the white trash woman Celia was well done. I was rooting for her! I loved this movie!

Feb 24 - 01:52 PM

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