Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,406 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 9.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,406 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm afraid that whoever it was in the New York Film Critics Circle who voted for The Hobbit as best animated film had a point. And so did the people who suspected that this whole thing was a bad idea.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Schroeder isn’t much of a comic-strip expert or historian, by his own admission, so Dear Mr. Watterson bounces off many of the most interesting issues in and around “Calvin and Hobbes,” noticing them but not exploring them deeply.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Viewed as cinema, it’s an unstable and almost surrealist combination of Soviet-style war propaganda film, Zack Snyder-style action flick and sentimental fairy tale.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Saying that Raimi’s trip to Oz is adequate eye candy with a good heart isn’t the same thing as saying it’s actually good. I was charmed at some moments, profoundly bored by others and almost never felt genuinely excited or emotionally engaged.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    What is the point of making a movie that’s just like the dopiest, broadest and most reductive grade of guy-oriented comedy, except with women?
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    So stylized and slow-moving (even at a spare 75 minutes) that you may have trouble adapting to its hypnotic rhythms -- but if you can, there are sumptuous visual rewards to be found, plus the faintest emotional uptick right at the end.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's mediocre and half-baked, with flashes of a potential good movie showing through here and there.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Paranormal Activity 2 suffers from the excessive expository blah-blah that's so common in horror-movie sequels.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The hectic, sprawling Fanfan la Tulipe eventually feels like too much -- too many goofy asides, too much Comédie Française hambone acting, too much gallantry and villainy, too much forced good cheer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Million Dollar Arm is not just a Disney film, but a Disney film that could have been made, with minor elisions and different character names, in 1963.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    So the rhetorical strategy of The Armstrong Lie is both a strength and a weakness. Gibney’s films have always been about truth, lies and power, but for the first time he finds himself in the ambiguous philosophical terrain of Errol Morris, exploring the lies we tell ourselves.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a glimpse into a world most secular, metropolitan liberals never see, and it's likely to induce howls of both terror and hilarity from big-city audiences.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's almost a great war movie in one direction, and almost a piece of irredeemable cheese in the other, and there you have it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Much of the argument Navarro assembles in Death by China is unassailable as to its basic facts, even if the tone and manner of presentation leave much to be desired.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    A winsome, charming and irresistibly romantic picture, and also a profoundly self-involved one that has nothing whatever to do with Iraq or war or much of anything else besides the butterfly-like spirit of Roberto Benigni. But I guess that combination makes it a great holiday selection choice for certain disheveled, liberal family groups. Mine, for instance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The movie never fails to be crisply written and cannily delivered, but it's way too steeped in TV-culture inside jokes for its own good, and August's attempts to suffuse the whole thing with ontological or theological meaning are ultimately pretty dumb.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Such a feebleminded, good-natured comedy that it actually makes you laugh with that timeless gag of somebody pretending to cough while calling someone else a bad name.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    If you liked “Garden State” — or if you hated it, for that matter — you pretty much know what you’re in for with Wish I Was Here.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Just a string of ludicrous excuses to get from one outrageous comedy set-piece to the next.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I really don't understand why anybody thinks the wispy, bittersweet tale of long-distance love in Like Crazy is any big deal. Seriously, I liked this movie better last year, when it had Drew Barrymore in it and was called "Going the Distance."
    • 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?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Some viewers may find this movie sexist or misogynist simply based on its premise, but it's a mistake to take Greenaway's symbolic narratives too literally.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Considered as pure spectacle, San Andreas is gripping and effective.

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