Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,456 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 9.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Revanche
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1456 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It isn't the shifting narrative focus of Miral that's the problem, nor is it the purposefully provocative pro-Palestinian perspective. It's Jebreal's screenplay, which uses every scene as a vehicle for delivering news headlines or condensed political rhetoric, and seems incapable of capturing a specific emotion or an individual personality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an exceptionally well-made example of the kind of delirious, semi-Gothic, overcooked melodrama filmmakers from the Boot have long specialized in.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    For me, Franken is funniest at his least guarded and his most incorrect, and as he inches toward becoming a politician himself, we get less and less of that.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is one of those movies destined to be watched by family groups who can't agree on what to see: You'll all get a few chuckles, and then it's home for dessert.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    As a capable imitation of better movies by Martin Scorsese, Brian DePalma and Roman Polanski – it's reasonably successful entertainment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I found the interlocking bitterness of Ayckbourn's play irritating and overly neat, and these people don't seem to belong to Paris or London or anywhere else, at least not anytime in the last 20 years.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Judge is watchable but thoroughly specious. It’s dull and reassuring, an infantile fantasy of homecoming and forgiveness set in a mythical version of America no one in the target audience has ever seen.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    This movie feels a little half-baked to me in the sense that it carries an exceedingly complicated intellectual agenda below the surface of a conventional thriller, and doesn’t execute either level as well as it might.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    My Blueberry Nights may not quite be what fans of either Jones or Wong Kar-wai -- directing his first film in English -- are expecting. It's a late-night, lovelorn mood piece in a minor key, not complicated or convoluted, finally more confection than substance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Bastardizes the source material to no good purpose, ending up with a strained combination of rah-rah, boy-bonding adventure and p.c. cross-cultural exploration.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Murray, as always, supplies any number of small, memorable moments — he ultimately relies on the same defanged sentimentality.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Puccini for Beginners may divide individual audience members. It divided me; rarely have I seen a film simultaneously so good and so bad.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm not quite saying that the unabashed squareness and silliness of Larry Crowne are negatives. They're almost admirable in themselves, and certainly constitute a selling point.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    As a ninth-generation descendant of Abigail Faulkner, a convicted Salem witch who only escaped execution because she was pregnant at the time, I call down a terrible malediction upon the people who made this entertaining but indefensible movie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a charming if conspicuously unfinished film, a half-riotous, half-idiotic send-up of the teen horror genre with a vaguely hip political twist.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Beyond that educational element and the delicate performances of Dancy and Byrne, I found Adam dramatically limp, predictable and in a curious way even retrograde.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Not far below the surface Captain Phillips is also an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience, a film that’s not entirely happy with itself.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Alternately winsome and irritating documentary.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a highly enjoyable summer thrill ride with an action heroine who likes to be on top, literally and figuratively.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a meticulous nest of interlocking elements, not at all haphazard. But in its unrelieved bleakness and singularity of vision, it supplies very little in the way of conventional movieness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The movie’s just too boring and middlebrow.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Alone among the cast, Farrell seems to understand that this movie -- which is lazy and stoned, for all its loud music -- needed somebody to go ape-shit, to pretend to give a crap or at least to have fun.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Does become more engaging as it lurches along, perhaps because you give up hoping that anything will really happen and settle into the Nicolas Roeg-meets-David Lynch-at-the-cast-party-for-"Taxi Driver" atmosphere of mid-'70s nothingness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I felt unable to decide between this movie is the most badass thing ever and OMG turn it off.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's difficult to make this mediocre adaptation of perhaps the best-loved book in C.S. Lewis' Narnia series -- seem particularly interesting.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a pale simulacrum of those high-style travel-porn thrillers of the '60s and '70s, which only serves to remind us that those aren't as easy to pull off as they look, and also that maybe they weren't so great in the first place.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I feel prodigious emotion underneath the pretty, preserved features of The Ballad of Jack and Rose, channeled into a vehicle that's a half-successful imitation of "You Can Count on Me" or "In the Bedroom."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I was startled to look up the running time and discover that X-Men: First Class is only 104 minutes; the second half is so clunky it feels much longer.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I wouldn’t say that Taylor-Johnson has made a good movie from Fifty Shades of Grey, precisely. That’s asking too much. But she and Marcel have risen to the challenge of this bizarre cultural moment with an odd and memorable film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Her (Taymore) interpretations and interpolations range from brilliant to indifferent to extremely silly; as Taymor surely knows, there's nothing especially revolutionary in asking Helen Mirren to play the central role of Prospera.

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