Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,323 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 This Is Not a Film
Lowest review score: 0 8MM
Score distribution:
1,323 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    On a more fundamental level this hilarious, disgusting, brilliant and circular psychotronic odyssey is a blast from the submerged past.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fast-paced, often hilarious fun and involves an imaginative and deeply weird use of cutting-edge digital animation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    If Alfred Hitchcock had grown up as a Palestinian, he might have made something like Hany Abu-Assad’s Oscar-nominated Omar, which is a tender love story, a haunting tragedy and an expertly crafted thriller with flawed, damaged and not entirely likable characters.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings. It feels to me like a meditative epic about Japan’s traumatic journey into modernity, and a complicated allegory about the innocence, arrogance and culpability of artists. It’s one of the most beautiful animated films ever made, and something close to a masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is one of Anderson’s funniest and most fanciful movies, but perversely enough it may also be his most serious, most tragic and most shadowed by history, with the frothy Ernst Lubitsch-style comedy shot through with an overwhelming sense of loss.
    • 89 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    As a pure head-trip visual and auditory experience it feels like one of the biggest discoveries, and biggest surprises, of 2014.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Horses of God is one of the most forceful entries in a growing body of cinema that interrogates the causes and effects of terrorism, nationalism and fundamentalism in the Arab world.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a movie of tremendous visual daring, magnificent special-effects work and surprising moral gravity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    McDonagh walks a hazardous tightrope from scene to scene, from amiable comedy to black-hearted farce to heartbreaking tragedy, often trying to strike all those notes within seconds. It doesn’t all work equally well, but the cumulative effect is powerful.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I found this dark odyssey through an amoral dream Brooklyn curiously invigorating; it’s a masterful construction that held me rapt from first shot to last, that builds intense electrical energy and then releases it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For the most part, 20,000 Days on Earth – the approximate amount of time Cave has been alive on this planet – is an imagistic and impressionistic work, a Nick Cave-esque tone poem driven by moments of visual and thematic juxtaposition you either have to reject or accept.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The movie of the season for sci-fi and horror fans.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is spectacle cinema made with individual flair; maybe someone in Hollywood will notice that it's still possible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It has a nobility and modesty, along with a refreshing lack of cynical attitude, that you rarely find in independent films these days.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ang Lee's dark and sober fable might be the most interesting and least dogmatic view of the Civil War to wend its way into the multiplexes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I enjoyed every moment of this densely plotted final chapter, and most other fans will too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    With a cast this terrific and a story this rich and wry, Wonder Boys really can't miss, even if it thumps to an underwhelming and moralistic ending that undoes a fair amount of its goodwill.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Though it definitely requires a strong stomach, Ravenous may be the best cannibal tragicomedy ever made.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    An electrically paced and brilliantly acted death-row thriller.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A feverish, breathtaking tour through Mexico City high and low, an explosive, mosaic-style portrait of our continent's largest city.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A rip-roaring feminist yarn that should offer relief to viewers anxious for an alternative to the boys-with-guns flicks of summer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    So ingeniously constructed that these meta-noir ingredients feel dizzyingly enjoyable, never hackneyed. In fact, the overheated melodrama of Identity is crucial to its method -- and the key, in some ways, to its narrative secrets.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It isn't a masterpiece; there are occasional clunkers in Jelski's dialogue (adapted from a play by Wolfgang Bauer) and the acting, although superior to maybe 85 percent of Hollywood movies, is a little uneven.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Dancer Upstairs, is a haunting and often beautiful work, part doomed romance and part political thriller, that demonstrates the adult command of the medium Malkovich has always demonstrated as an actor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Solidly made and sometimes quite moving chronicle of a working-class family in Tehran.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its characters and its nowheresville setting are uncannily realized... It's not a cartoon in any sense, but an honest-to-God movie with some fine, understated acting and a human heart.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A distinctively absorbing entertainment, offering just enough popcorn thrills for mass audiences and just enough chewiness for hardcore sci-fi fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A guilt-free, no-fat dessert from start to finish.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If you stick with Bully through its seemingly endless repetition of themes and its hurl-inducing hand-held camerawork, it does build a crude, indefinable power.