For 1,270 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 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Of Gods and Men
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,270 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A barrel of laughs, this ain't. But it's a fearless high-wire act, grim and witty, confrontational and self-mocking. Its message may be dire, but Bamako is a feat of intellectual and cinematic daring that will leave your brain buzzing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a remarkable work of pure documentary cinema, and a mystical accomplishment on the order of Wagner's "Parsifal" or Tarkovsky's "The Sacrifice." That's hardly anybody's thing these days -- it's not often mine. But the effort, in this case, is worth it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Another strong journalistic-style film, this one exposes how unbelievably rapacious the financial industries have become in extending credit to unlikely prospects -- among them college students, nursing-home residents, small children, dogs and dead people.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I don't know whether to call it interpretive dance for dudes or performance art or just a highly developed form of wanking. Who cares? It seriously rocks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's still dynamite, the kind of sexy, paranoid, creepily atmospheric picture that invades all your senses at once.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Tense, hilarious and totally serendipitous.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    In To's movies no one is innocent, and the social corruption has reached down to the soul. He orchestrates action scenes with an elegance that suggests Scorsese.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Bourdieu's cast is terrific throughout. Any fellow academic brats out there will especially appreciate Jacques Bonnaffé, one of the greatest French comic actors, in an imperious turn as the severe, guru-like professor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a fascinating immersion within a highly ritualized Stone Age oral culture that, at least according to tradition, existed almost unchanged for thousands of years before the European arrival.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can't watch this exciting movie without rooting for little Dieter, but decoding the lessons of his ambiguous story will take a lot longer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm not sure yet if Time is a masterwork, a deranged folly or just a showman's highly persuasive trick. Whatever else it is, it's a clean, economical and handsome film, terrifically acted, with a heart full of treachery and mystery.