Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,372 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 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 Replacements
Score distribution:
1,372 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a muscular and accomplished work of kinetic cinema built around two tremendous acting performances, and it’s really about teaching and obsession and the complicated question of how to nurture excellence and where the nebulous boundary lies between mentorship and abuse.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The movie of the season for sci-fi and horror fans.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is spectacle cinema made with individual flair; maybe someone in Hollywood will notice that it's still possible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It has a nobility and modesty, along with a refreshing lack of cynical attitude, that you rarely find in independent films these days.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ang Lee's dark and sober fable might be the most interesting and least dogmatic view of the Civil War to wend its way into the multiplexes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I enjoyed every moment of this densely plotted final chapter, and most other fans will too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    With a cast this terrific and a story this rich and wry, Wonder Boys really can't miss, even if it thumps to an underwhelming and moralistic ending that undoes a fair amount of its goodwill.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Though it definitely requires a strong stomach, Ravenous may be the best cannibal tragicomedy ever made.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    An electrically paced and brilliantly acted death-row thriller.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A feverish, breathtaking tour through Mexico City high and low, an explosive, mosaic-style portrait of our continent's largest city.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A rip-roaring feminist yarn that should offer relief to viewers anxious for an alternative to the boys-with-guns flicks of summer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    So ingeniously constructed that these meta-noir ingredients feel dizzyingly enjoyable, never hackneyed. In fact, the overheated melodrama of Identity is crucial to its method -- and the key, in some ways, to its narrative secrets.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It isn't a masterpiece; there are occasional clunkers in Jelski's dialogue (adapted from a play by Wolfgang Bauer) and the acting, although superior to maybe 85 percent of Hollywood movies, is a little uneven.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Dancer Upstairs, is a haunting and often beautiful work, part doomed romance and part political thriller, that demonstrates the adult command of the medium Malkovich has always demonstrated as an actor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Solidly made and sometimes quite moving chronicle of a working-class family in Tehran.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its characters and its nowheresville setting are uncannily realized... It's not a cartoon in any sense, but an honest-to-God movie with some fine, understated acting and a human heart.
    • 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.

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