Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,476 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 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 The Water Diviner
Score distribution:
1476 movie reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    There's virtually no context provided here, about Lennon or the Beatles or New York or Chapman himself. To put it another way, the film's entire context IS Chapman.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Even if the actual movie is an awkward, uncinematic mishmash. Waters has at least tried to write a sex comedy that isn't aimed at titty-fixated 17-year-olds, and at its best Sex and Death 101 has a fast, clever rhythm that almost sings.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Dark Matter has neither the technical command of an art-house film nor the manufactured intensity of a grade-B thriller, yet it's also too cheap and dirty to feel like a Hollywood-scale drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Mamet's trademark artificial, mutual-incomprehension dialogue and con-game plotting are ineptly matched to the action genre (and feel stale in any case), while the jiu-jitsu scenes are so incoherently shot and edited you can't tell if the fight choreography is any good or not.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Matsumoto isn't the first Japanese director to go all meta on the superhero tradition (consider also Takashi Miike's 2004 "Zebraman"), but this work of improbable lunacy may well max out the genre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Pontypool is something like a claustrophobic, locked-in-the-barn zombie movie, only almost without zombies.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    This film's dithering, handsome, morally ambivalent Hamlet, is a profoundly unsatisfactory character.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Finally, at the risk of seeming provincial, why is it OK that some Canadian has made a movie set in Ireland with no Irish people among the principal cast?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    A dispiriting and thoroughly ineffective romantic comedy, with some juicy morsels provided around the edges by a great supporting cast but no heat whatever in the central coupling between Lopez and Aussie TV hunk Alex O'Loughlin.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Reasonably good fun. If you're a 12-year-old boy riding an intense Cherry Pepsi buzz and totally devoted to destroying some brain cells, that is.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Somehow Kutcher and Heigl and Tom Selleck and Catherine O'Hara (as her parents) are all fun to watch a fair amount of the time, without the movie they're in being any good at all.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    For the most part "Inception" is a handsome, clever and grindingly self-serious boy-movie, shorn of imagination, libido, spirituality or emotional depth. Nolan establishes a fascinating world, loaded with trapdoors, symbols and hidden secrets, and then squanders the opportunity on an overpriced "Twilight Zone" episode.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    A minor and superficial summer diversion that offers female viewers not much more than a two-hour escape fantasy, but that's not a crime.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Given the debased standards of action cinema these days this might be enough to make The Town a hit. But almost everything else about the movie is badly off balance, starting with Affleck's decision to cast himself as the implacably sexy and good-hearted Doug.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie that opens with a sensational bang and then proceeds to pursue the Big Questions about life and death in lovely, lugubrious and increasingly off-putting fashion, until all its drama has been frittered away in a dreamy, drifty haze.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever his faults as a filmmaker may be, Cameron would never make an adventure flick that felt this bland and generic.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's strange and stupid and half-compelling and sometimes beautiful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Begins as pseudo-realism before descending into weird and mangled wank-job fantasy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    The hit-to-miss gag ratio is atrocious, and we spend most of the movie hanging out with these borderline-agreeable characters, waiting for something to happen.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's occasionally funny and a lot painful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    30 Minutes or Less features about half of a decent idea, which works out OK since it ends up as half a movie.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie so addicted to the crack pipe of delirious cinematic badness that it has real potential as a camp classic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    O'Connor chucks away everything that was interesting or dark or subtle in Warrior and replaces it with a pseudo-individualist, sub-Freudian, Tea Party-friendly fantasy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can't call W.E. a total disaster; it's too pretty, too nonsensical and finally too insignificant for that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Hunger Games has some cool moments here and there, and is never entirely dreadful. Lawrence is both radiant and triumphant. They haven't screwed it up badly enough to kill it, although they've tried.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    The doggie in Darling Companion is a big, warm bundle of puppy love; his owners are lost forever in a big chill.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    What I see in The Avengers, unfortunately, is a diminished film despite its huge scale, and kind of a bore.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its shameless and nonsensical combination of ingredients finally won me over, after a fashion, when I realized that its gung-ho Navy-recruitment propaganda and retrograde gender politics shouldn't be taken any more seriously than the ZZ Top, AC/DC and Billy Squier songs on the soundtrack.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    360
    It's easy to hate movies that are abundantly terrible or immoral or stupid, but I almost feel like a jerk telling you that Fernando Meirelles' globetrotting drama 360 is a mistake from beginning to end.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    So teachers' unions don't care about kids. Oh, and luck is a foxy lady. This is what I took away from the inept and bizarre Won't Back Down, a set of right-wing anti-union talking points disguised (with very limited success) as a mainstream motion-picture-type product.

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