• 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 - Observer [UK]

The movie is facile, not a little patronising, and it ends up as crude and sentimental.

October 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Comments (4)
Observer [UK]


Bill Sandwick

Bill Sandwick

it's sentimental when it needs to be sentimental, and the crude is the attitudes of some of the whites at the time

Jan 2 - 07:31 PM


Marty Whitman

Your use of the word "crude" in that way marks you as someone who went to one of the better schools. Satire is a powerful weapon against social evil. "The Help" pulled off the blow brilliantly.

Jan 30 - 09:16 AM

Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson

Have to agree with the reviewer on this one. The film didn't need to be so oppressively saccharine to get its important message across.

Apr 25 - 02:13 PM

Chris Atkinson

Chris Atkinson

With reference to the reviewer's use of the word "crude" I took it to mean that he found the film poorly formed... I don't think he was making a comment against the offensive traits of some of the nastier characters.

Apr 25 - 02:20 PM

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