Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,381 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 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Gangs of Wasseypur
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,381 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A pitch-perfect blend of darkness and sweetness, built around a masterful performance by a great actor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Austrian director Spielmann has long awaited discovery by a wider world, and for my money the gorgeous, brooding, unpredictable neo-noir Revanche is one of the year's best films.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A breakthrough movie after its own fashion, a mysterious existential thriller that's brilliantly acted and masterfully directed, without a second of wasted screen time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Any way you slice it, it's a brave and brilliant act of defiance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A marvelous ensemble cast and all the visceral impact and moment-to-moment tension of a fine thriller, together with the distinctive visual style of an art film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If it plays in any theaters beyond New York and Los Angeles, that'll probably come as a surprise to its distributor (the estimable Lorber Films). None of that diminishes the power and intensity of this claustrophobic mini-masterpiece of the Japanese antiwar tradition, which blends a B-movie aesthetic, brilliant use of montage and documentary elements and a scathing critique of nationalism and militarism.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    What's so remarkable about Louie Psihoyos' documentary The Cove isn't just that it's a powerful work of agitprop that's going to have you sending furious e-mails to the Japanese Embassy on your way out of the theater. That's definitely true, but the effectiveness of The Cove also comes from its explosive cinematic craft, its surprising good humor and its pure excitement.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sweeping and magnificent work of cinematic craft, by far the best film of Bigelow's career.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Jane Eyre is a passionate, impossible love story, one of the most romantic ever told. But it's also a cold, wild story about destruction, madness and loss, and this movie captures its divided spirit like none before.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fiennes' crackerjack Coriolanus stays true to the clever, almost mean-spirited twists and turns of the story, and preserves the authentic flavor and texture of the language.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The most disturbing and effective thriller I've seen in many moons. Rarely, indeed almost never, is such high-wattage brainpower coupled with pitch-perfect acting and an exquisite, unfakable sense of cinema.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    An Education captures the very limited possibilities for female liberation in early-'60s London -- with massive social change on the distant horizon, but not here yet -- in exquisite detail.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Equalizer is gripping, mysterious and even sometimes moving, but it’s never pleasant, still less fun. If you decide to go, don’t claim you weren’t warned. If you skip it, you’re missing one of the year’s signal works of superior Hollywood craftsmanship.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    An extraordinary and original creation. It belongs alongside "Amores Perros" and "Memento" on a shortlist of 2001's most exciting revelations.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s so assured and accomplished, so rigorous on both a human and technical level, and so clearly driven by love for this harsh landscape and its hardened people, that I was entirely swept away by its characters and their story.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    In its own quiet way, it’s a world of marvels.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's first and foremost a visual and sonic symphony, and a Dante-esque journey through a New York nightworld where words are mostly useless or worse.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    But the greatness of Chinatown, unappreciated by my adolescent self, lies not in its cynical view of the California dream (that's too easy) but in its fatalistic, even tragic conception of America and indeed of human nature.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This telling of the tale possesses enormous cinematic energy and a killer supporting cast full of hilarious delights.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Under the guise of being nothing more than a quasi-documentary about two comedians cutting up and scarfing gourmet cuisine, The Trip may be the wryest and most affecting of all the recent movies about middle-aged male angst.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A strange and gorgeous and haunting film that brings the indie aesthetic of the mid-1980s into a context that feels both timeless and highly contemporary.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Leviathan, the fourth feature from Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev, may be the one true masterpiece of global cinema released in 2014.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The grandest and most vigorous movie he's (Frears) made in at least a decade. Like Okwe himself, it rises above its limitations, and it's just a little bit bigger than the landscape around it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s a brilliant, slow-burning American revenge thriller that hardly puts a foot wrong, a work of startling violence and profound conscience that announces the arrival of an exciting young director.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Requiem, the new film from German director Hans-Christian Schmid, is absolutely astonishing. See it if you possibly can.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    With all his artifice, his prodigious narrative risks and seemingly undisciplined mélange of styles and tones, Desplechin has made a film that feels more like real life than anything I've seen in years, from any source. It's a masterpiece.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Manufactured Landscapes may tell you more about how the 21st century world actually works than you really want to know, but it's a heartbreaking, beautiful, awful and awesome film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the year's best films precisely because it can't be boiled down to a message or synopsis. It's an exercise in style that risks trashiness in search of transcendence, and it's a sizzling celebration of the power of music, the power of images, and the electric, destructive power of the human body.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A stereotype-shattering movie that's full of them, and one that may permanently change the way you think about violent crime in America.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie for hardcore film geeks and regular folk alike, a stunning, and stunningly improbable, fusion of postmodern pastiche and old-school Hollywood melodrama. It's both a marvelous technical accomplishment and a tragic love story that sweeps you off your feet.

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