Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,390 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,390 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie for hardcore film geeks and regular folk alike, a stunning, and stunningly improbable, fusion of postmodern pastiche and old-school Hollywood melodrama. It's both a marvelous technical accomplishment and a tragic love story that sweeps you off your feet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most extraordinary accomplishments in recent American nonfiction filmmaking. It hits hard as to facts, and opens its eyes to inexpressible mysteries. It strikes a clear moral and philosophical stance, and then -- as part of that philosophical stance, actually -- reveals its villain as a tragic and sympathetic figure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the greatest of all Holocaust films.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's terrific! Shot by the brilliant cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle ("Dogville," "28 Days Later," etc.) and anchored by amazing performances from identical (but not conjoined) twins Harry and Luke Treadaway, Brothers of the Head is not a freak show, or a knockoff "Rocky Horror" camp celebration. It's a work of powerful atmosphere and significant mystery. Plus, it rocks.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of loopy, original comic genius.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The latest riveting, heartbreaking chapter to one of the supreme creations of documentary filmmaking, the "7 Up" series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A masterful and often deeply moving portrait of a volatile American genius, a portrait that goes far beyond one man, one family and one rain-sodden small town. It depicts the society that nurtured and fed that genius, and that made his unlikely creative explosion possible, as being the same environment that poisoned him — and suggests that the rise and fall were inextricably connected.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If possible, Roberts' movie-within-a-movie is even more amazing than it sounds. She captures a tale of courage, heroism and tragedy more thrilling than any Hollywood spectacle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Bronson owes a little or a lot to Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange," but if that's a crime I wish more people would commit it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A brilliant and gruesome work of cinematic invention as well as a passionate and painful human love story.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    My first thought was: It's a temple, a church, a cathedral -- maybe the first one ever built -- and the better-known ones in Rome and Jerusalem and Istanbul are just later versions of the same thing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Visually spectacular, with wide-screen cinematography from Nobuyasu Kita, impressive, full-scale sets and special effects and exhausting, immersive action scenes, 13 Assassins is pretty nearly the samurai classic it sets out to become.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A terrific comic-book movie, the most completely satisfying and unsettling one I've ever seen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a tremendously absorbing blend of history, journalism and drama. As soon as it was over, I wanted to watch it again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Selma is gripping, inspiring and sometimes terrifying historical drama, loaded with specific detail, that brings a turning point of the civil rights movement back from black-and-white obscurity to present-tense urgency.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Elegant but never overstated, sinister but never coldhearted, this is a note-perfect masterwork on a modest, human scale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a classic and even charming yarn of vanity, hubris and redemption, played out against the bizarre, intense alternate universe of '70s English soccer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    There’s so much that is brilliant and unexpected and often downright thrilling about Mommy, the fifth feature (a fact amazing in itself) from 25-year-old Quebec enfant terrible Xavier Dolan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the greatest films of recent years.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Rapturous and hilarious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Old Joy is only 76 minutes long, but it has the contemplative power of Buddhist meditation. Reichardt gives us long, stoned takes of rural roads; shots of birds, insects and slugs in the spectacular Oregon rain forest; interludes with Mark's dog, Lucy. Some viewers may well be bored, or monumentally irritated, by this. I found it masterly, riveting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It might well be the most important film you see this year, and the most important documentary of this young century.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    More broadly this is a resonant, vivid and finally heartbreaking tale about the universal difficulty of marriage and the endless self-delusion of the human condition, driven by a trio of amazing dramatic performances.

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