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 The Hours
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,390 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This telling of the tale possesses enormous cinematic energy and a killer supporting cast full of hilarious delights.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This stark and intensely controlled film is the work of a powerful visual stylist and storyteller, one who looks like he belongs on the short list of directors who have carried the narrative methods of the silent era deep into modern cinema.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s a brilliant, slow-burning American revenge thriller that hardly puts a foot wrong, a work of startling violence and profound conscience that announces the arrival of an exciting young director.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Politically provocative and visually spectacular Snowpiercer - the best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    In its own quiet way, it’s a world of marvels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    You need to give Love Is Strange your eyes and ears and attention, let it work its effects on you gradually, like the lovely Chopin piano music that forms the spine of its soundtrack.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Equalizer is gripping, mysterious and even sometimes moving, but it’s never pleasant, still less fun. If you decide to go, don’t claim you weren’t warned. If you skip it, you’re missing one of the year’s signal works of superior Hollywood craftsmanship.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Jones, as always, knows what he’s doing. In only his second feature as a director, the laconic 68-year-old star has made a wrenching, relentless and anti-heroic western that stands among the year’s most powerful American films. Not everyone will like The Homesman, but if you see it you won’t soon forget it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A strange and gorgeous and haunting film that brings the indie aesthetic of the mid-1980s into a context that feels both timeless and highly contemporary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Winter Sleep belongs alongside “Boyhood” and “Inherent Vice” on the short list of the most powerful films of 2014. Calling a film “good” or “important” is subjective, of course, but this isn’t: All three are reaching for the kind of cinematic transcendence that exceeds language, that weaves together various art forms into an ascending spiral of meaning that cannot finally be captured or defined.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Leviathan, the fourth feature from Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev, may be the one true masterpiece of global cinema released in 2014.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    As a rich and exuberant character-driven crime saga in an idiom you absolutely have not encountered before, and a dense, unsentimental portrayal of the collision between democracy, capitalism and gangsterism on the frayed margins of the post-colonial world, Gangs of Wasseypur is a signal achievement in 21st-century cinema.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    An extraordinary accomplishment, a heartbreaking, visually spectacular and largely accessible work from a cinematic master who is more than ready for international attention.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    As with the Antonioni film that Farhadi has so ingeniously turned to his purposes, you shouldn’t go see About Elly hoping for a Hitchcock-style thriller that will answer all your narrative questions. But if “L’Avventura” is a deliberately frustrating portrait of European postwar anomie and a study in abstract, black-and-white composition, About Elly is more dynamic and more realistic.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    He (Vinterberg) has accomplished something that is both extremely simple and extremely difficult: This is a gorgeous literary adaptation true to its period and its source material in almost every respect, largely shot in the “Hardy country” along the south coast of England. It’s also a film that feels charged with life and hunger and romantic-erotic energy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A masterful accomplishment...teems with its own sense of life, crackles with daring, walks the tightrope between satire and pathos with a rare assuredness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Turns a hysterical night of African-American humor into the hottest little picture of the summer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a difficult film to follow and at 172 minutes is maybe a half-hour too long. But simply as a sensory experience The Fast Runner is amazing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a funny, strange, sad and wonderful picture, packed with delightful performances by Hollywood stars and made by a director with a startling facility for the form and an expansive cinematic imagination.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What emerges is an astonishing debut, unlike anything else you'll see this year.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Above all a cracking good yarn that earns its laughter, its wonder and its tears.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Extraordinary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sprawling and adventurous tale of teen alienation, might just be the movie that pushes the Japanese new wave out of the film-geek ghetto.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most exciting Hollywood action films in years, and the best Vietnam movie since "Apocalypse Now."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the finest cops-and-robbers thrillers of recent years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For all its flaws, In the Bedroom is an unusual accomplishment, a serious drama about violence and morality that plays out with a fatalistic intensity somewhere between Greek tragedy and film noir.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a dark and dazzling spectacle.

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