By Ariana Bacle
August 11, 2014 at 01:50 PM EDT
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Daniel Radcliffe’s role as Harry Potter is what launched his career, but the actor doesn’t even think he was all that great in the film series. “My acting is very one-note and I can see I got complacent and what I was trying to do just didn’t come across,” Radcliffe told the Daily Mail.

Unlike some actors who refuse to watch their own work, Radcliffe sat through each and every of the Harry Potter movies. “It’s hard to watch a film like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, because I’m just not very good in it,” Radcliffe said. “I hate it.” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in 2009 and is the sixth in the Harry Potter series.

He doesn’t hate his work in all the films, though: “My best film is the fifth one [Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix] because I can see a progression,” Radcliffe said. “It’s more important for me to be very critical because I’ve grown up in an atmosphere where everyone is always wanting to be nice to me and say what I’m doing is great. And so you don’t trust that.”

Radcliffe is currently starring in romantic comedy What Ifin theaters now, and is next appearing in Hornsout October 31.