Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,335 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 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Cloud Atlas
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,335 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A guilt-free, no-fat dessert from start to finish.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If you stick with Bully through its seemingly endless repetition of themes and its hurl-inducing hand-held camerawork, it does build a crude, indefinable power.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    May be a bit too grim and claustrophobic to become a certifiable summer blockbuster, but it's a pulse-pounding thriller that brings one of the Cold War's darkest and deadliest episodes to the big screen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I found The Matrix Reloaded so exhilarating. It's a sadder, wiser, more grown-up movie than its predecessor. It was made, one might almost say, for a sadder, wiser, more grown-up world.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Loud, trashy, implausible and exciting, The Fast and the Furious may not have much of a brain, but it's definitely got a pulse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The tremendous power of Aronofsky's filmmaking -- its omnivorous omnipotence, if that makes any sense -- has the curious effect of diluting its emotional impact.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Like the best thrillers it dives below the ordered surface of the genre into the coldest waters of the individual soul, where Hitchcock and David Lynch and Dostoyevsky have ventured. Does Christopher Nolan belong in that company? Not quite yet, but he's on the way.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's blissfully, pants-wettingly funny from beginning to end.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a gleeful, nitrous-oxide high.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It will disturb you as much as thrill you, make you wonder whether the boundaries between life and death, reality and fantasy, imagination and insanity are ever what they appear to be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It isn't likely to drive anybody out of the theater -- although getting people out of the house to see a meticulous, minimalist study of madness and memory may be another story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Make no mistake, this movie is a mess. But, wow, what a mess! It's an exploding piñata, full of low comedy and high drama, deliriously colorful fight scenes and vehicle chases.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    In its cornball "Let's put on a show!" crudeness, its Cuisinart collapsing of rock history, and its reduction of the ambiguous, libidinal revolt led by Elvis and Mick and Johnny Rotten and Kurt Cobain to the level of pampered middle-school posturing, School of Rock is a clever and sometimes a beautiful thing.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    As irritating as Lake Placid sometimes is, it also has an easygoing sense of fun, along with one of the more memorable movie monsters of recent years. The mismatched ingredients blend into a blissfully, stupidly surreal summer cocktail.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Reconstruction has a poetic sensibility, as well as an old-fashioned Continental appetite for romance, that makes it distinctive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    There is a balancing act at work here that sometimes makes the film seem too careful, but I found it a lovely and supremely moving experience, a haunting symphony in a minor key if not a knock-your-socks-off masterpiece.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Like last year's "American Pie," Road Trip crisply delivers the goods: vaguely rakish heroes, vaguely kinky sex and highly naked nubiles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Wood's film works, first and foremost, as a powerful character drama; it's not trying to teach historical or ideological lessons.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Pretty much rocks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Varda's photography is a pure joy, but rereleasing this film four decades later, absent any commentary on the ironic distance between then and now, is a typically challenging gesture.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Completely deranged, and the portrait it paints of our beloved country depicts a dangerous place full of neurotics and obsessives. But lots of fun, with porn, booze, backyard barbecues and elaborate revenge schemes!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Schizo is in its way a taut and exciting thriller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The best film in the alien attack, conspiracy theory, "Silence of the Lambs" rip-off, disgraced-cop drama, deranged circus wirewalker, anti-capitalist parable genre I've seen this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a fascinating human story and a film as pure as ice water
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Le Besco gives an unforgettable performance in a movie that's sweet and sad, formally near-perfect but never cynical.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a marvelously acted film, driven by a sweaty-palmed, exponentially mounting tension.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A strange, strident and finally fulfilling father-son saga.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If a movie can be stark and rapturous at the same time, this is that movie.