Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,484 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 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Sexy Beast
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1484 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I suspect this guy can make a good movie if he learns the right lessons; he's made about half of one here. But the praise heaped upon A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is way too much, way too soon.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Warm Bodies is more a mild-mannered, emo-flavored romcom than a zombie movie. It has some tepid action scenes, a few swatches of genuine humor and a general spirit of cheerfulness, especially considering it depicts a future in which civilization has been destroyed.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Wild Side is sometimes maddening to watch, but will haunt you for days afterward.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The best thing I can say about it is that the costumes and the hambone acting keep it from being a deadly bore.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s also true that toward the end of a big series the story eats the stars, and everybody in this movie, even Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, the Artemis-style revolutionary icon, is pretty much part of the furniture.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The film has moments of goofy delight, some pseudo-David Lynch spookery and a couple of comic supporting turns.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's kind of fun to watch Pacino and Liotta and Tatum and James Ransone, as Jonathan's foulmouthed partner, as they roar at each other and suck the marrow from the hambone. You can see why actors want to work with Montiel, but actors are notoriously bad judges of whether good scenes will ever add up to a worthwhile movie, which is exactly the problem here.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    So some good acting and decent scares get entombed within too many dull postmodern iterations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    You may find yourself spellbound or colossally irritated; it's a close call either way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Slowly but surely, Flight degenerates from a tale of moral paradox and wounded romance into a mid-1990s after-school special about addiction and recovery.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    What we’re left with is a teen-oriented action flick with an A-minus cast, a mixture of “Transformers”-style robot battles and cops-and-robbers showdown that never feels all that exciting or cutting-edge, bracketed by some intriguing and half-successful moments of social commentary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    An uneven but impressively ambitious picture.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    To say that this undercover operation does not go well is an understatement, and the resulting portrait of the domestic anti-terrorism campaign, although it’s admittedly a portrait in miniature, could hardly be more disheartening.

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