Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,422 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 End of Watch
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,422 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's long. Long movies almost always mean the audience member has time to think, and in this context that's not a good thing.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's not merely that these subjects have already been satirized to the point of ultimate tedium; more importantly, Simone just isn't very funny.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Basically brings home the bacon for horror fans -- it offers decent special effects and a nice array of those moments where you shriek and jump and nearly pee your pants but it turns out to be Mom or the cat after all.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    But imagination and energy are often not enough. On balance, this is the dumbest of the entries in Hollywood's anti-consumerist new wave.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Add Christopher Walken, giving one of his patented demented performances as a Kurtz-esque mining tycoon deep in the Amazon jungle, along with some vague Hollywood politics about labor exploitation, and The Rundown is far too cheerful and good-hearted to be terrible.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Isn't a terrible movie, but it is a tremendous disappointment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Thoroughly enjoyable, but not because it's any good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    When you watch Greenwald's barrage of pirated Fox News footage -- his filmmaking techniques are clearly testing the outer limits of the "fair use" doctrine, and may yet land him in court -- it's an overwhelming experience well beyond the hoot-inducing moments.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The satire doesn't go far enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    If a movie can be fascinating and tedious at the same time, Inside Deep Throat -- which more or less depicts the America I have just described -- is that movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm always grateful to practice a little affirmative action on behalf of grade-C sleaze movies with a budget you could probably locate in your sofa cushions or your dryer, and Tim McCann's digital-video opus Nowhere Man is a fine example of the species.
    • 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."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The good news is that Duchovny has an undeniable feel for this medium, and a fine rapport with actors.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    In addition to possessing the most confusing title of the year, Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse's high-energy dance-club saga It's All Gone Pete Tong arrives in an elaborate package of spoof and deception that should win the admiration of any practical-joke connoisseur.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Amid the infoglut that surrounds us, Gibney's film feels too much like more noise. Is it telling the most important business story of our lifetimes, or is it just another fantastical yarn, crammed into the schedule after Scott and Laci Peterson, but before Charlemagne and the ancient Peruvian astronauts?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's pretentious highbrow trash, but as far as that goes it works pretty well.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Setting such larger aesthetic questions aside, there isn't much to dislike about The Longest Yard, at least once you've gotten used to the pervasive fear of homosexuality that seems to ooze from the film's pores.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Horror fans should see this, at least in geeky admiration for what it pulls off, but in the long run it's no more than a crisp footnote to genre history.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Wild Side is sometimes maddening to watch, but will haunt you for days afterward.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    As enjoyable as Close is, Heights as a whole is a mannered simulation that only occasionally and accidentally feels like real New York life.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    If the resulting film doesn't work equally well at all levels, Wood (who starred in "Thirteen") gives an astonishing performance that pushes it most of the way there.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Isn't exactly bad and isn't exactly good. It's raw in some places and overcooked in others.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'd have no problem with the element of rampant, half-wacky speculation at the outer edges of physics in these movies if they came labeled as such.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Of course, the very existence of someone like Willmott -- a black university professor who can make an angry, ruthless satire about American racism with impunity -- suggests that we're still a long way from living in the CSA.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Perhaps understandably, these artifacts of a vastly different ideological and economic era -- have become kitsch objects, the focus of a half-horrified nostalgia, in the midst of the feverish Chinese boom.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's kind of a mess. An agreeable, even lovable mess, but still a mess.

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