Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,407 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,407 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Doesn't work at any level, but the total lack of chemistry between its central couple is fatal.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    What we've really got here is a tame screwball adventure dressed up with some desert scenery and some awful computer graphics.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    His scattershot and ad hominem attacks against many different forms of religious hypocrisy don't add up to a coherent critique, and he's not qualified to provide one.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    A would-be tween-oriented hit so scrubbed and sanitized and not worthy of paying attention to that it can barely be said to exist at all.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Familiar and profoundly unoriginal.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Rarely has a film with such a great cast and so many moments of terrific writing and such high dramatic goals been so messy and disorganized and fundamentally bad.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    The story sounds great, on paper: It''s got interracial romance and betrayal, political and ethnic violence, and a faint feminist undercurrent. But the resulting movie is so pretty and so utterly lifeless you can almost smell the embalming fluid coming off the screen.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    This well-crafted example just piles imaginary atrocities on top of real ones, and then halfheartedly claim that it means something. Well, it doesn't.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    What makes it so disappointing is that the movie is just another sub-Farrelly-brothers collection of miscellaneous gags.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's exactly the sort of movie that Hollywood specializes in, the kind which seems on paper as if it ought to be entertaining, but winds up a massive and chaotic drag.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's all just an embarrassment, the kind of pointless slog you'll encounter on Netflix in two years and wonder, How the hell did that get made?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    It sometimes produces moments of unexpected power. It also produces a bizarre and fatally uneven movie, veering from black comedy to utter stupidity to maudlin religiosity, which seems to have been made in total defiance of both narrative conventions and emotional logic.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Pretty much everything in this high-space war yarn has been swiped from other, better movies.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    You get the feeling that everyone was in a good mood and the margaritas were pouring, but neither Gallo nor anybody else ever found a bottom line for this movie or its characters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    There's so little sexual chemistry between the actors in this film that it seems like a kind of accomplishment. I've seen shows on C-SPAN that were hotter than this.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Seriously, this is one of the strangest and most painful films in recent memory.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    The fact that its sound and photography are gracefully crafted, or that fragments of a tolerable film are visible here and there, only makes its dumb-ass, romance-novel version of tragedy worse. This is one of the most badly botched mainstream movies I've seen in years.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Portman and Judd aren't responsible for the mendacious and finally repulsive sentimentality of Where the Heart Is, but by the end their wholesome glow seemed contaminated by it, and that's a shame.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Quickly plunges into boggy terrain from which it can never extricate itself.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    That's the culture we live in, where the once-proscribed Pleasure Principle has become iron law and where the recycled, bloated, fish-belly emptiness of something like TRON: Legacy carries boredom to extravagant new heights.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    This premise could, just maybe, make for a decent thriller, but everything about Murder by Numbers is so flavorless and rote, so devoid of real suspense and human interest, that you never suspect for a moment that the answers are likely to be engaging.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Pretty much three well-staged action sequences strung together with the dumbest imaginable connective tissue.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Martin Lawrence, no Eddie Murphy, takes a reheated cross-dressing shtick and turns it into something to elate your inner fourth-grader.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    A jumble of spare parts and leftover dialogue, as if it had been assembled out of unused bits of every movie where an unknown whatzit threatens our way of life and the government goes into full institutional pants-crapping panic mode.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Dragons torch the earth as manly men with weird hair battle them in this colossally misconceived dud.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    It was boring and silly but not atrociously bad. No, that's much too glowing; allow me to back up and rephrase. It is atrociously bad, basically.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    If The Cell were six minutes long it would blow your mind. At two hours, it's a disordered muddle of hellacious highs and pedestrian lows.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Cohen had neither the chops nor the clout to prevent Get Hard from ending up, no doubt through the normal process of producer rewrites, focus groups, worried agents and weevil infestations, as a confused and contradictory mess. More to the point, it’s almost never funny, and full of elementary screenwriting blunders.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    I've never seen anything crazier than Palindromes. You can read that as praise if you're that sort of person, but I don't mean it that way.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Can someone explain what Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman are doing in a chaotic and sadistic home-invasion thriller, shot in digital colors so radioactive they appear to have leaked out of the Fukushima nuclear plant?

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