Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,323 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 9.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Tabu
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,323 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Roehler mixes cheap sex humor, existential darkness, buffoonish satire and profound tenderness in almost classic proportions. Maybe this is too uneven to be a masterpiece, but it's somewhere close.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever you think you know about Turkey, Crossing the Bridge will change your mind. With a dynamite album of music from the film in simultaneous release, I smell a "Buena Vista"-style crossover hit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    There were half a dozen occasions, maybe more, when I roared out loud with laughter. This just may be a filmmaker with great things in him; this one's pretty damn good.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    There's no other filmmaker, living or dead, who could produce a futuristic sci-fi nightmare, a hipster comedy, a haunting film noir and a cartoon, all in the same movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's hilarious, and contains some of Mamet's best dialogue. And that somehow, by making a racist, murderous, Everycreep his protagonist, Mamet is able to produce some of his most penetrating psychological and spiritual insights.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A keenly constructed and tragic film, probably the best documentary so far to depict the Iraqi side of the current conflict.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I found the film powerfully erotic, although it has minimal nudity and no explicit sex.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a complex and defiant fable of American life run just slightly off the rails, delivering all the impact of "Crash" without the phony-baloney paradoxes or brick-in-the-face message delivery.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an intensely crafted and genuinely memorable horror film from a striking new talent.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fratricide marks Arslan as one of Europe's hottest young talents, drawing simultaneously on the film traditions of America, Western Europe and the Middle East.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This new picture will reach only a few devoted American spectators. That's too bad, because once you get used to the apparent flatness and emotional reserve of this picture, it's a sad, slyly comic tale of family trauma and reconciliation that packs a wallop.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Intriguing and often hilarious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sad, sweet and oddly inspirational.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A flinty, almost hardhearted work about characters who have lost almost everything in pursuit of some undefinable abstraction, like honor or their country or doing the right thing. It's an impressive film, but don't expect any warm fuzzies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Thoroughly wonderful.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    No one who sees it will confuse it with anything else. Fans of Gondry's DIY low-tech aesthetic, which he blends, as always, with exceptionally sophisticated animation techniques, will adore it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's winsome, sentimental and lovely in a minor-key way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Not a major Herzog work or one that will draw a large audience, but a must-see for those who suspect (as I do) that he's one of the greatest talents now working in this medium.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Amid the dozens of documentaries made about various aspects of '60s society and culture, Commune stands out for its ambiguity, honesty and sheer human clarity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Alone among the works I've seen and read about Iraq in the last three years, Iraq in Fragments captures the tremendous complexity and variability of the country, offering neither facile hope nor fashionable despair.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's not a picture with tremendous drama, and the entirely nonprofessional cast is sometimes a little stiff, but on sheer charm, intimacy and the pictorial wonder of its setting in the wide-open Mongolian grasslands, it's one of the family pictures of the year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Copying Beethoven has an ace up its sleeve: the wonder and drama of the Ninth Symphony itself (heard here in Bernard Haitink's tremendous 1996 recording with the Royal Concertgebouw).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a tremendously atmospheric movie full of moody mystery, and it'll keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.