Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,386 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 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1,386 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What a handful of patient moviegoers may find in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, however, is a subtle, gorgeous and mysterious allegory that may be Ceylan's masterwork to date.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Features an astonishing pair of lead performances and one of this year's most impressive directing debuts. If this movie isn't quite the contempo-Greek tragedy it wants to be, it's still a powerful, unforgettable meditation on fate, cultural collision and the morality of renovating a house that isn't really yours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Footnote has two of the best performances I've seen in world cinema over the past year: One from Shlomo Bar Aba (apparently best known in Israel as a stand-up comic and stage actor), playing the aging, bitter philologist Eliezer Shkolnik, and the other from Lior Ashkenazi, one of the country's best known movie stars, as his son and rival, Uriel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A moving, surprising and provocative baseball flick that rises immediately to No. 1 with a bullet on my personal list.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Absolute dynamite.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A chilly, fascinating thriller at odds with itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Full of imaginative, outrageous and egregiously insulting 3-D gags.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Foxcatcher is another strange and compelling anthropological drama from Miller, a director with evident expertise at enabling Oscar-worthy star performances.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This movie may not have the highest production values you've ever seen, but it's the work of an artist, one whose view of America, history and the awkwardness of human life is generous and deep.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Great Beauty is an ironic and passionate near-masterwork, like a nine-course dessert that makes you entirely forget the meal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A haunting, beautifully told tale about a genuine American original.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Citizenfour is both an urgent tale torn from recent headlines and a compelling work of cinema, with all the paranoid density and abrupt changes of scenery of a John le Carré novel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    With this sober, mournful, gorgeously mounted and marvelously acted drama, Miike connects himself to the greatest traditions of Japanese film and to the period of historical self-examination that followed the debacle of World War II. And he also crafts one hell of a fable of heroism.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a tight, taut, expertly crafted thriller from a director to watch.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ida
    What makes Ida remarkable is how much Pawlikowski is able to accomplish in just 80 minutes, with a pair of mismatched female characters, a handful of wintry and desolate locations, the square-format cinematography of Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal, and a soundtrack that combines modernism, Soviet-bloc pop music and a haunting performance of John Coltrane’s “Naima” that seems to capture all the emotional possibilities the characters cannot express.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere. This is very much a work of 21st-century global culture, but also one that draws on the great cinematic tradition of northern Europe, with hints of Ingmar Bergman, Eric Rohmer and Michael Haneke.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Applause may present as gritty European realism, but the struggle inside Thea is almost theological in scale, and worthy of Milton or Kierkegaard.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a solid, spellbinding drama based closely on real history, which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Kids Are All Right ranks with the most compelling portraits of an American marriage, regardless of sexuality, in film history.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Although Josh Olson's script was originally based on a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, it has now unmistakably become a Cronenberg movie, and one of his finest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I’m saying that King has fearlessly forged into unexplored territory — that being the African-American stoner comedy, with an adult audience in view – and the results are profoundly hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, often brilliant and entirely devoid of political piety.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A gripping, mysterious use of no-budget cinema at its finest, and an intimate character study with surprising emotional power.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Mr. Turner is a rich, ruthless and profoundly compassionate study of life and love and art, for those who find themselves on its wavelength, but it also presents itself as a challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A wonderful adventure film that's no less thrilling for its modest scale, and a film whose emotional power and intelligence sneak up on you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    May well be the most exciting documentary of the year so far. I guess it took a British director, David Sington, to capture the story of the dozen American men who walked on the moon -- the only human beings in our species history yet to visit another celestial body.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    If this actually were 1968, the pipe-smoking sophisticates of "Esquire" and "Playboy" would be proclaiming I Served the King of England a nettlesome masterpiece. For whatever good it does this film today, I'll stick my pipe in my mug and agree.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A surprising, puzzling and in many ways brilliant work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A magical and supernally beautiful meditative drug-trip head-space picture (a full-fledged ZZM, q.v. above) for which all Euro-film masochists should rearrange their schedules. It'll be out on DVD soon, and that's great. But Garrel's films are almost never seen on the big screen, and this one's worth it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An imaginative and largely intact retelling of this gory, troubling, uniquely sweet and uniquely dark vampire tale.

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