|Average votes grouped by age and by sex:|
|Total includes those who didn't specify sex.|
Loved it! Loved the cast, the plot. It was just a joy to watch!
|8/10||lazydaisy1942@ - 3 reviews|
16.7.2012 - age: 18-25
Great movie! Be sure not to miss it.
|9/10||kate_14_2@ - 20 reviews|
7.7.2012 - age: 13-17
Having seen this movie maybe 10 times in whole and another 10 in part on television and once in the theatre and being from Alabama, I feel well qualified to say this movie is one of the best films ever. You get the humor and the REAL idea of how things were (are) in the deep south. I used to visit friends in Savannah and ride the "Maid Special" bus out to Tybee Island for the day. After about 3 days the maids became friendly and even brought me sandwiches and desserts. Some of the stories I heard on that bus mirrored the stories told by this movie. I hope to see it again on the big screen. I think I gave it a 7 or 8 when I first saw it, but it grew on me.
|10/10||elmontsparks@ - 106 reviews|
8.6.2012 - age: 50+
For the most part the movie stayed true to the book. The acting was superb and really made you root for (or hate!) the characters. Great film!
|8/10||jekins@ - first review|
10.3.2012 - age: 36-49
A fantastic feel good dramedy... so good!
|9/10||tenovak@ - first review|
19.2.2012 - age: 36-49
Wow - keeps you in your seats no matter what. Go see it right away before they move it on.
|10/10||getneedfulthings@ - 9 reviews|
17.2.2012 - age: 18-25
It was okay; the style I found to be better than the story. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are great together!
|6/10||violbiol@ - 178 reviews|
6.2.2012 - age: 18-25
I know the book was probably better, the books normally are. I didn't get the opportunity to read the book before seeing this film, but I don't know how I could have loved it even more. The movie was simply beautiful, well cast, well acted, the cinematography was beautiful. Such a great film!
|10/10||charrywilton@ - 44 reviews|
31.1.2012 - age: 36-49
I had read the book, 'The Help, ' before I saw the movie & I thought they stayed pretty true to the story. The acting was amazing & really made you love (or hate) the characters! A great story everyone should see!
|8/10||cml@ - 6 reviews|
Omg! Such a good movie. I also read the book. And I enjoyed the book more and was happy that I did, because I noticed things that meant something that they didn't elaborate on during the film.
|9/10||btorlot@ - 21 reviews|
23.1.2012 - age: 36-49
This movie was really AMAZING, LOTS OF STORY IN IT, important story. It was really well acted, too bad Emma Stone wasn't nominated for her 1st oscar :)
|10/10||acoriano_marc92@ - 15 reviews|
21.1.2012 - age: 18-25
So good!! Got to go see it NOW!
|10/10||noeedc@ - 11 reviews|
20.1.2012 - age: 13-17
I read the book and was so taken up by the plot and the times in which it was written that when I heard it had come to our theatres, I just had to see it. My friend who loaned me the book, and I both enjoyed the movie immensely. All the actresses were fantastic, and Skeeter really played her part, as did the colored help, in fact each one made the story delightful, yet gripping and suspense filled. I have recommended it to many others.
|9/10||royjoy24@ - first review|
19.1.2012 - age: 50+
Having descended from former slave owners my understanding of the roots of slavery reaching back to feudal Europe through to Rome, Greece, Egypt, etcetera, is that that social and economic system had generally a less obvious racial basis, and so was more clearly a social class structure. In the America's the 'colour' aspect provided a more easily identified division of ranking in the culture. My sense is that part of what makes 'The Help' so affecting is the inclusion of the intergenerational relationships within the home, as this is something so many can relate to and understand. Social classism is not only in our past it is a part of the economic stratification that continues to divide our populations providing for a majority of 'control' to a minority of peoples. The justifications may have changed somewhat, now we don not so much speak about race and or religion as in our recent past. We have 'homeless', 'wage slaves', subordinates who do as told or lose position, internationally operating sex slave businesses, and worse.'The Help' may have as much to do with the present as the past. I am reminded more of 'A Patch of Blue' and 'The Defiant Ones', than 'The Color Purple', hopefully you understand what I mean, as all three of these films make an addition to one's knowledge and level of inspiration to deal fairly with all, regardless of age, monetary value, level of education, or 'title'.
|9/10||wwgg@ - first review|
11.1.2012 - age: 36-49
What a movie! Loved it through and through, so much so, that I went out to buy the book and couldn't put it down, it tugged at my heart to see the mistreatment of human beings which still goes on today. I'll never forget it! I just felt I had to comment.
|9/10||mmferri@ - 3 reviews|
10.1.2012 - age: 50+
Great story and acting. Slow paced. Wouldn't watch again but recommended.
|8/10||sunflowerbabe71@ - 22 reviews|
10.1.2012 - age: 18-25
My only regret is not seeing it on the big screen. Please see this movie.
|10/10||designs@ - 70 reviews|
7.1.2012 - age: 36-49
Humourous, Well done, a definite must see.
|9/10||young@ - first review|
2.1.2012 - age: 26-35
We know about racism but this allows you to see just how bad it really was (and still is!)
|9/10||jmacklin@ - first review|
30.12.2011 - age: 50+
This movie followed the book. It kept you interested and helped to understand what was happening 1962-1964. I enjoyed it very much.
|9/10||elainej1938@ - first review|
29.12.2011 - age: 50+
This was veeeryyy goood! Thought provoking, and disturbing! A good disturbing that will move people.
|9/10||leysan.timi@ - 30 reviews|
28.12.2011 - age: 13-17
Very good movie!! Serious historical issues, but done with humour!
|9/10||jgudmund@ - first review|
28.12.2011 - age: 36-49
What a beautiful story. I liked this movie a lot more than I thought I would. The performances were spot on. There's laughter & tears. Very touching film. Well worth seeing.
|8/10||t08m08@ - 11 reviews|
26.12.2011 - age: 50+
An Awesome movie to see. Was what I expected and much more. Do not miss this great movie!!! What does it matter what color people are. The important thing is get along regardless and put aside stupidity period. Have a set and stand by it!!!
|8/10||shazjoao@ - 1748 reviews|
Admittedly this story steps somewhat lightly on the subject of racism but is benefitted by the powerful acting. Great jobs by Viola Davis (as usual), Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Sissy Spacek. This movie touches your heart and makes you think!
|8/10||mwhal@ - 109 reviews|
19.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Excellent movie... Excellent acting, excellent story line...
|9/10||tonmig@ - 41 reviews|
19.12.2011 - age: 50+
Makes you think, makes you laugh, and cry all in one movie, awesome... great movie.
|9/10||sara@ - first review|
12.12.2011 - age: 36-49
Definitely worth seeing. Thought the story line & acting were very good however I'm sure life in the deep south was much worse during those early years than was depicted in the movie. Would like to have seen a little more "realism" as to what was actually going on.
|7/10||pparky@ - 6 reviews|
11.12.2011 - age: 50+
Best movie I have ever seen. It better win a lot of awards!
|10/10||maidmarion4@ - 3 reviews|
10.12.2011 - age: 50+
Brilliant. A fantastic movie. It's a must see. What are you waiting for... GO see it.
|10/10||gacar017@ - 62 reviews|
30.11.2011 - age: 26-35
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What a wonderful film. I think it is based on a true story and gives ways how one treats ones who work as maids in Mississippi, with black and white working with one another. [...] I would think that this will win in the awards as well. It shows the feelings inside how one works with discrimination and how one is treated in the maid workforce.
|8/10||movieactress2002@ - 154 reviews|
27.11.2011 - age: 50+
This was one of the best movies I have ever viewed. The writing was superb, the acting top notch and the story line, while undoubtable accurate, was gut wrenching to watch. We left the theatre feeling poorly to have witnessed how folks were treated in that era. There were times throughout the film where I'm sure most shed a tear or two to see the indignities carried out and how inhumanely people could treat each other. While these events are part of our history, the only redeeming quality of that fact is that they are history... or are they? This will be a film I will look forward to owning and will certainly watch again.
|9/10||calgaryalbertaman@ - first review|
27.11.2011 - age: 50+
This is an excellent movie. Before I saw it, I was a bit put off by the length; by the end of the movie, with the brilliantly fleshed out characters, I would have enjoyed and extra hour. I expect it will receive many Oscar nominations.
|10/10||jimble@ - 49 reviews|
25.11.2011 - age: 50+
Great coming of age movie, and very inspiring! Very applicable for today too. A must see!
|9/10||noralisa12@ - 7 reviews|
24.11.2011 - age: 26-35
Loved the book - loved the movie. The actors not only portrayed the characters in the book so deeply, they portrayed the danger and emotions of racism found in the deep south. A lesson for us all.
|8/10||francine.massue@ - first review|
19.11.2011 - age: 50+
After seeing Easy A, I was really looking forward to Emma Stone in this film. But it all seemed a bit superficial. Except for a few bad guys, this movie was filled with misled white folks who realized (or would soon realize) the error of their ways. Emma Stone was disappointing, though this was a tough role to play. The black actors were the best - but still hard not to roll my eyes at the predictable heart-felt dialogue. I'm giving this a 7 because everyone else enjoyed the movie more than I did.
|7/10||jsottawa2001@ - 45 reviews|
19.11.2011 - age: 50+
An amazingly powerful movie! I rarely cry when it comes to movies but I shed a few tears during this one! Very touching and deeply moving! Definitely Oscar worthy!
|10/10||cascanej@ - 37 reviews|
18.11.2011 - age: 18-25
What an inspiring look into the lives of all those affected by the hateful racial outlooks of the 1960's. A touching story about the need for equality and stepping out of the boundaries to fight for what you believe in. A must see, and a must read (the movie is based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett)
|9/10||josie.cipolla@ - first review|
18.11.2011 - age: 18-25
This was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. It made you laugh and made you think. I loved Emma Stone as Skeeter. She does a great job. The book is a great read, too!
|9/10||carolchristensen@ - first review|
18.11.2011 - age: 50+
If I never read the book, the movie would have been a 10 stars flat. However, the director left out most of the middle of the book. Mrs. Celia really should have been in the movie more, she was a crucial element to the subplot. However it was really well done. Emotions beyond what I could ever imagine amount the characters!
|9/10||seasaltislandxd@ - 2 reviews|
9.11.2011 - age: 13-17
What a reminder of a horrible history; powerfull acting.. bravo.
|9/10||wimbless@ - 27 reviews|
7.11.2011 - age: 50+
Fabulous movie... Don't miss this one!!!
|10/10||tara.ames@ - 4 reviews|
5.11.2011 - age: 36-49
A life time of memory. A must see.
|10/10||davismarie89gmail.com@ - first review|
27.10.2011 - age: 36-49
This movie is so good it opens your eyes and makes you laugh and cry!
|10/10||victoo7@ - first review|
26.10.2011 - age: 18-25
This BEAUTIFUL movie made me laugh, cry, get angry, get hopeful! I believe in human kindness and standing up for others facing de-humanizing behaviour! We are ALL one. Stop concentrating on what makes us different and look deep inside to where we are All the same. I can't wait to see The Help again!!
|10/10||bepower@ - 2 reviews|
25.10.2011 - age: 36-49
A superb movie. Viola Davis plays the anchor role splendidly! The Help blends its social discourse with humour and universal human conditions of love, hatred, dependence and forgiving - making it a story of every one of us. A must see.
|10/10||thirdeyeing...@ - 6 reviews|
25.10.2011 - age: 36-49
I'd been wanting to see this for weeks and finally had time to go. It was an excellent use of my evening. I'm sure that no movie or book can express the real meaning and true feelings involved in being "The Help", but anything that makes us think about such issues and talk to one another about them has to be valuable. At least it is to me.
|9/10||psyche52@ - 5 reviews|
24.10.2011 - age: 50+
I read the book, then went to the movie and it was great! A must see. The actors did a great job and it is Oscar worthy.
|9/10||adieinhalifax@ - 15 reviews|
23.10.2011 - age: 36-49
Wonderful movie, great acting, a must see.
|9/10||dezignwrks@ - first review|
23.10.2011 - age: 36-49
It was OK, you'll like it but this is civil rights lite. And civil rights is nothing to make light of. The characters in this story would have been in danger of violence and death for doing what they did, the black characters seemed mildly concerned while the white main character seemed oblivious and the movie ignored it.
|6/10||dannimac@ - 67 reviews|
20.10.2011 - age: 36-49
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