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 This Is Not a Film
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,323 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a handsome and stimulating film, noteworthy more for its terrific acting and provocative ideas than for any kind of dark Cronenbergundian genius.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Instead of sticking with the familiar, Scorsese has followed his impulses into something that feels entirely new but is still distinctively his. He has made a potential holiday classic, an exciting, comic and sentimental melodrama that will satisfy children and adults alike and reward repeat viewings for many years to come.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fiennes' crackerjack Coriolanus stays true to the clever, almost mean-spirited twists and turns of the story, and preserves the authentic flavor and texture of the language.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The most exciting action flick of the year, by a huge margin.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Something close to a contemporary masterwork, and maybe the best foreign-language film of the year, right at the tail end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    You don't have to know the first thing about modern dance to be transported to an alternate state of consciousness by Pina, which is utterly free of Wenders' cloying sentimentality (perhaps because it's an elegy for a dead friend) and might be the first of his films I've loved all the way through since his 1987 masterpiece, "Wings of Desire."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Any way you slice it, it's a brave and brilliant act of defiance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A breakthrough movie after its own fashion, a mysterious existential thriller that's brilliantly acted and masterfully directed, without a second of wasted screen time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Rapturous and hilarious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Easy Money may well be the crime film of the year, or the decade.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If The Dark Knight Rises is a fascist film, it's a great fascist film, and arguably the biggest, darkest, most thrilling and disturbing and utterly balls-out spectacle ever created for the screen. It's an unfriendly masterpiece that shows you only a little circle of daylight, way up there at the top of our collective prison shaft - but a masterpiece nonetheless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Mythic, thrilling and brilliantly made motion picture.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is an elegant, powerfully emotional and courageous film, worth seeing entirely on its own artistic terms, and also for what it conveys about the complexity of African-American life and the resurgence of African-American cultural expression.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever sense you make (or don't) of the spectacular, hallucinatory Holy Motors, it's the coolest and strangest movie of the year, and once it gets its druglike hooks in your brain, you'll never get them out again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its too-muchness is also the source of its power; I was absolutely never bored, and felt surprised when the movie ended. It's an amazing, baffling, thrilling and (for many, it would appear) irritating experience, and for my money the most beautiful and distinctive big-screen vision of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever moment of inspiration caused Spielberg to cast her (Sally Field) as Mary Todd Lincoln, it was sheer genius, because this is a role that demands bigness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the year's best films precisely because it can't be boiled down to a message or synopsis. It's an exercise in style that risks trashiness in search of transcendence, and it's a sizzling celebration of the power of music, the power of images, and the electric, destructive power of the human body.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sweeping and magnificent work of cinematic craft, by far the best film of Bigelow's career.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is an unforgettable love story set at the close of day, as tragic and beautiful in its way as "Tristan und Isolde," and a portrait of the impossible beauty and fragility of life that will yield new experiences to every viewer and every viewing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If you have the patience to watch this film develop and unfold, like some bizarre night-blooming orchid, what you'll see is not just the last movie released in 2012, but possibly the most original of them all.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    I also understood that while this movie is deliberately constructed so that almost nobody will “get it” or like it – and I’m not sure how I feel about that perversity – it’s a masterpiece despite that, or because of that or just anyway.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sweetgrass memorably captures a dying way of American life, a marvelously untrammeled American landscape and at least two animals — men and sheep — that despite their millennia-long domestic relationship still have a spark of wildness in them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Visually ravishing, tonally commanding and built around magnetic performances by Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck as Bonnie-and-Clyde doomed lovers, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a tragic but not despairing tale of fatal romance set in the Texas hill country in the mid-1970s. It marks the arrival of an immense talent who will be new to most moviegoers – although Lowery is a well-known figure in the indie-film world – and it’s surely one of the best American films of the year.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    12 Years a Slave offers no false Hollywood catharsis along with its muted happy ending, because we’re not free from the curse of slavery yet. Looking at it, as it really was, is a start.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s perhaps the first great love story of the 21st century that could belong only to this century.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Despite its clichéd elements, Dallas Buyers Club is a fierce celebration of the unpredictable power that belongs to the outcast, the despised, the pariah. That’s not a story of the ‘80s, it’s a story of always.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    For my money, the 33-year-old Isaac – who was born in Guatemala, raised in Florida, and has been working his way toward stardom for years – gives the year’s breakout performance, and Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the Coens’ richest, strangest and most potent films.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s so assured and accomplished, so rigorous on both a human and technical level, and so clearly driven by love for this harsh landscape and its hardened people, that I was entirely swept away by its characters and their story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of tremendous confidence and dazzling showmanship that may just be a delirious movie-as-drug-high or may, if you choose to read it this way, contain a level of commentary about the nature of America and the illusioneering of Hollywood.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell is two or maybe three dangerous kinds of movies all at the same time, and handled so brilliantly that the result is a transformative, unforgettable work of art.