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 9.5 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 Selfish Giant
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1456 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Van Damme's remarkable performance -- I say this in all seriousness -- comes pretty close to redeeming the picture's murky and overly complicated artistic intentions.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    A self-indulgent and icky film, but reasonably well made and undeniably addictive.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    This Friday the 13th is glossy, good-looking garbage, acted out by a cast of big-chested androids (male and female alike) and with the original series' rough edges smooved over. It's reasonably entertaining.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    High-style goofballing and globetrotting can get you pretty far, but maybe not as far as Johnson wants us to go.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    9
    Actually, the problem with wunderkind director Shane Acker's "stitchpunk" animated fantasy 9 isn't so much that it bears a sped-up, dumbed-down resemblance to "The Lord of the Rings," although it does. It's more that Acker's dark and whimsical creation, so clearly in the tradition of his mentor Tim Burton, is wondrous to behold but offers only an indifferent and generic mishmash of quest fantasy and post-apocalyptic science fiction when it comes to story.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Gandini makes it seem as if the nation of Dante and Fellini has been conquered by "Girls Gone Wild." As hyperbolic cases go, that's a pretty delicious one, but it's not quite true yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's too convoluted by half, and turns what ought to be an idiosyncratic, delightful folktale-film into a baffling personal psychodrama with a nasty sting in its tale. Still, Breillat wouldn't be Breillat if she made movies that were easy to like, or to get your head around.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Yes, yes, yes, Downey is blasé, intelligent and hilarious as Tony Stark -- what do you expect me to say? -- but I'm convinced that sticking with this character much longer won't be good for him.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Roy is like a meta-Cruise or a Cruise pastiche; even the disturbing, stalkerish aspects of his character seem as if they were constructed from tabloid stories about the actor's marriage, his religious affiliation, his sexual identity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    An uneven but surprising movie, often outrageously funny and just as often completely flat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    A very mixed bag. Despite some faint gestures in the direction of journalistic balance, it plays a lot like a two-hour infomercial for the Playboy publisher's historical importance, philosophical depth and personal greatness.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Taken on its own terms, it's a light, sweet, curiously enjoyable misfit romance, whose real star is not Aniston but her magnificently awkward Lothario, Jason Bateman.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    So some good acting and decent scares get entombed within too many dull postmodern iterations.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I don't mean that this movie is strikingly good or strikingly bad, in cosmic terms -- it's a solid but totally forgettable entertainment, redeemed somewhat by Barrymore's loud, horsey laugh and some agreeably racy comic situations.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    A middling little movie that tries to trespass on Bergman-Renoir territory and simply isn't adroit enough to pull it off, and because in its weaker moments it's overheated and silly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    A very mixed bag. It's an oddly dry fusion of documentary and narrative film that arguably doesn't quite click on either level.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ultimately, though, it's a little schizo, like a depressed dude in a clown suit, or a Theodore Dreiser novel hopped up on not enough happy pills.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Paranormal Activity 2 suffers from the excessive expository blah-blah that's so common in horror-movie sequels.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    If Client 9 plays a lot like a murky, gripping political thriller, it lacks a fully satisfying ending -- or a fully satisfying hero.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Made in Dagenham offers girl power in a can, lightly seasoned with swinging London and topped with cute-clumsy Sally Hawkins charming us to pieces. But the real women of Dagenham deserve better, and so do their sisters in the audience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    An oddly listless and downbeat affair, setting these two beloved eccentrics adrift in a road movie that's rarely funny enough to connect as absurdist comedy and rarely compelling enough to work as recession-era male-bonding melodrama.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    But when people have sex in a movie -- that wasn't, you know, made in Hungary and meant to convince you that life is meaningless -- isn't it a good idea to make it seem kind of hot? Because on that score, No Strings Attached is a near-total failure.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm not sure whether Howard and screenwriter Allan Loeb are to be commended for aspiring to something odd and original, or condemned for a result that's so messy and miscellaneous.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Reasonably effective.
    • 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.

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