The Help Reviews

  • The Help
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date : August 10, 2011
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 137
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : DreamWorks SKG
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    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate
      4 of 5
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  • while "The Help" is wholly entertaining, you never get the sense it's telling you the whole story
    3 of 4 by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger ]
  • this superb film, based on Kathryn Stockett's 2009 runaway bestseller, will trigger conspicuous Kleenex consumption and then, having broken the viewers' hearts, carefully mend them
    4 of 4 by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune ]
  • on one hand, it's juicy, heartwarming, well-meant entertainment. On the other, it's an owner's manual
    2.5 of 4 by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe ]
  • it's virtually guaranteed to be the chick flick of the summer, especially for the hard-core book-club set
    3 of 4 by Karen D'Souza [San Jose Mercury News ]
  • it is a movie of imaginative sympathy that gets into the skin of its characters, into their hearts, and, ultimately, into ours
    3 of 4 by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer ]
  • is uneven, but stellar performances from Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, well, help
    2 of 4 by Meghan Keane [New York Observer ]
  • is filled with good acting and better intentions
    3.5 of 5 by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic ]
  • fans of the best-selling novel can rest easy: The warmly engaging book has been made into an equally affecting movie
    3 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • does a competent job, wisely letting his actresses have their moments, but takes no risks with the rest
    3 of 4 by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star ]
  • a deeply touching human story filled with humor and heartbreak
    3.5 of 4 by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone ]

Reader's Reviews