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The Help


Rated PG-13 for thematic material.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/10/2011 , 137min.
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Critic score based on 39 reviews

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June 11, 2012
A good date movie for college kids.
February 21, 2012
This movie is ok. It doesn't deserve an OSCAR, but is good to see.
January 27, 2012
Unbelievable movie about the social dynamics of that period of time. And quite a statement about the ability of a group of people to get together and make a statement. If I had a daughter, I would want her to see this film!
January 01, 2012
I read the book before I saw the movie, both of which were excellent. The characters were true to life and the actors and actresses who played them were superb. This movie depicted injustices of the time which were cleverly exposed by courageous people. I would like to see the movie again.
December 26, 2011
best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A stirring black-empowerment tale aimed squarely at white audiences, The Help personalizes the civil rights movement through the testimony of domestic servants working in Jackson, Miss., circa 1963. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Good story, great characters, a setting plucked from history - and a multiracial, multigenerational ensemble cast stacked with fabulous actresses. But the thing that makes The Help such a rousing crowd-pleaser is its generous helping of baked goods. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
As affectionately as Taylor has brought The Help to the screen, and as gratifying as it is to watch Davis and Spencer bring Aibileen and Minny to palpable, fully rounded life, their narrative, like "The Blind Side" a few years ago, is structured largely around their white female benefactor. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Laughter, which is ladled on thick as gravy, proves to be the secret ingredient - turning what should be a feel-bad movie about those troubled times into a heart-warming surprise. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The Help sidesteps easy sentimentality. As the film's heart and soul, Davis and Spencer add vast reserves of depth and dignity to a crowd-pleasing tale. Full Review
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