Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,407 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 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,407 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    If you liked "Rocky Balboa" you should be in good shape, since it's exactly the same movie, just aimed at a teeny-tiny-bit younger demographic and with an affectless leading man who avoids hambone acting by not acting at all.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Once again, the filmmaker gets incredibly wobbly at the end of his story, and his resolution of both the alien incursion and of Graham's crisis of faith feels more like a cheap trick than the product of a genuine belief in anything at all.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a sloppy, fun, late-'80s style Hong Kong action flick full of pogo-dancing zombies and voracious vampires who look vaguely like Siamese cats with spoiled cottage cheese cooked onto their faces.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a really lively, fun and high-spirited comedy. If you leave after half an hour.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    A charming but silly love letter to a vanished era of urban bohemia?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's the film's reassuring, almost hypnotic visual rhythms, along with its Hollywood-like narrative structure -- which is closer to "Drumline" or "Bring It On" than to most documentaries -- that make it bearable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whole New Thing comes unglued toward the end, spiraling into melodrama without ever escaping its whiny, indie-rock soundtrack.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    If anything, Think Like a Man, the awkward but intermittently amusing black-centric ensemble film built out of comedian Steve Harvey's self-help bestseller "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" deserves a gold star for its generous portrayals of Caucasians.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s a thoroughly incoherent, generally inane and surprisingly entertaining tale of witches and monsters and what legendary film critic Joe Bob Briggs calls “beast fu,” all set in a sub-Tolkien, sub-“Game of Thrones” pseudo-medieval universe.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The initial setup for the story is engaging enough, but Noyce and cinematographer Ross Emery have shot the whole thing in generic digital fake black-and-white, so it looks like a late-‘90s TV commercial for a soon-to-be-recalled compact car.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Thoroughly enjoyable, but not because it's any good.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Mediocre raunchy comedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The whole experience of watching casts of talented and over-eager actors try to make sense of his (Allen) nonsensical scripts becomes increasingly strained and bizarre. I’ve felt that way about recent Allen movies I mostly enjoyed, like “Midnight in Paris” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” and it goes double or triple for Blue Jasmine.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    A trashy thriller of the kind that used to make up the second half of double bills in crumbling downtown theaters, circa 1977.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Isn't the worst film in the world, but its vision of reality seems so stylized, so fake, that I came out of it wondering whether it has the slightest idea what it's talking about.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The whole thing is handsomely mounted, with plenty of Goya paintings and supposed observations about the ironies of history and the cyclical nature of life, etc. Forman's always been a huckster, but I never thought I'd see him waste this many good actors on a movie this bad.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    An uneven but surprising movie, often outrageously funny and just as often completely flat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I felt like I'd been invited to a seven-course dinner, and all seven turned out to be cake – and then the host insisted on delivering a lecture about how cake would bring me closer to God.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm not sure whether to recommend The Baytown Outlaws as a guns 'n' glory time-waster or warn you off it as a piece of mendacious trash. So I'll do both.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Isn't a terrible movie, but it is a tremendous disappointment.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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