Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,316 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Post Tenebras Lux
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,316 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Herzog wants us to see a deluded nobility in this quest. Treadwell's flawed dreams were, in the end, all too human.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Wonderfully acted and energetically filmed, and in fact it partly echoes a real-life pedophilia scandal that rocked Belgian society to its foundations in the '90s.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a deeply flawed film but also an important one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a gorgeous and resonant work, full of the memorable images and passages of pathos the director's fans expect. It's also a painful, unforgiving film, the kind of thing that sharply divides audiences from critics.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A potent and well-executed drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If Land of Plenty isn't always elegant, it has the inexpressible aura of mystery and wonder that exemplifies his best work. Fans will feel echoes of both "Paris, Texas" and "The State of Things" here. Like those movies, this one is less an angry critique than a sad meditation on the American dream, something Wim Wenders understands well and has never been able to resist.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is the weirdest film I've seen all year, or at least the weirdest good film. It's also among the most powerful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a profoundly optimistic and delightful movie, for balletomanes and neophytes alike. It made me happy for days afterward.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A marvelously compressed and immaculately constructed work.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    In casting Jack Nicholson as the jaded Anglo-American journalist who abandons his previous life during a trip to Africa and adopts a dangerous new identity, Antonioni was working with a more powerful and charismatic actor than he has before or since. The result is something like a glamorous thriller or a disaster film in slow motion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Lovett's film is a finely balanced and loving work of history, which never tries to sugarcoat elements of the explosion of gay sexuality three decades ago that may seem excessive or disturbing to some contemporary viewers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The sharpest, most authentic portrait of Hollywood life made in the last several years. (As a movie about contemporary Los Angeles, it's approximately 617 percent better than the monumentally bogus "Shopgirl.")
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    An extraordinary social comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ewing and Grady could have done a better job filling in each boy's back story, as well as explaining exactly how Baraka started and what its agenda is. But the film is clearly a labor of love, portraying the lives of its subjects with tremendous intimacy and passion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada has some languid patches, it's also a work of uncommon maturity and remarkable poetry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A tightly constructed drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a fascinating, haunting, unintentionally gruesome spectacle with, as Perry has said, echoes of Shakespearean tragedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A film that stands out for its passion, ambition and clarion-call sincerity, even amid the contemporary onslaught of political documentaries.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A loving tribute to one of the strangest and most enjoyable figures to emerge from American pop culture in its entire history.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a crisply made, absorbing human drama that frames its moral confrontation between good and evil in universal terms.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    An explosive wide-screen vision of the street life of Soweto, bursting with music, danger and vitality, and the extraordinary story of a ruthless young criminal known only as Tsotsi.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a profoundly moving story of -- yes! -- the human spirit rising above horrible circumstances, and simultaneously a work of nostalgia for the gentlemen's war that marked the end, or the beginning of the end, of Christian Europe's world domination.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A spiny, puzzling and highly entertaining film, and whatever you go into it thinking, you're likely to come out thinking something else.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Brick doesn't work 100 percent of the time, but it's a striking achievement, beautifully shot, often hilarious and occasionally moving.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Conveys an intense sculptural loveliness with something moving beneath it, maybe a sense of menace. And it's leavened, like once per hour, with a teeny dash of humor. This isn't nearly as immediately likable or showy as "Cremaster 3," but in a quiet way just as spectacular.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    4
    It's another blast of vibrant, vicious, gloomy electricity from the always-surprising Russian film scene, and the beginning of an important career.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a story of real heroism that will leave you weeping, laughing and singing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Nathalie becomes a complicated three-handed game, far more concerned with the narcissistic, pornographic and mutually manipulative relationship between Catherine and Nathalie than with the latter's purported affair with Bernard. If you live in New York, run, don't walk to see this on the big screen, because it won't be there long.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Dense with pathos, poetry and humor, this is Park's finest work to date. His stomach-churning climax -- which depicts gruesome bloodshed without directly showing it -- simultaneously gratifies and indicts our most primitive instincts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's the kind of movie we don't often encounter these days, and actually never did: A dramatically dense and morally complicated work, it's also a highly pictorial wide-screen entertainment with a dynamite cast, channeling the legacy of John Ford and Sam Peckinpah (and maybe Joseph Conrad too).