Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,418 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 9.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Interrupters
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,418 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    There’s nothing disgraceful about The One I Love, and if you’re just in the mood for a VOD time-waster, you could do worse. But despite the agreeable lead performances, it doesn’t quite repay your 90 lost minutes of life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    For all its grandeur, Gladiator is a canned experience, a film that flails around awkwardly trying to find a reason to exist, or at least a compelling story to tell.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Despite looking, feeling and (especially) sounding expensive – this is one of the loudest summer spectacles of recent years – Man of Steel is second-tier and third-generation Chris Nolan-flavored neo-superhero material.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    An intermittently engaging thriller.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Forster and Benioff are able craftsmen who apparently thought it might be interesting to seal themselves into a narrative box with no way out. Sorry about that, guys -- I hope it was a growth experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Maybe that pictorial pleasantness will distract summer moviegoers from the fact that shot-to-shot transitions are often awkward, dialogue scenes are forced and poorly staged and that even by rom-com standards the obstacles created to keep Sophie and Stanley apart until a respectable running time has elapsed are idiotic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Frequently irritating and occasionally insulting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Let’s be clear right up front that The Maid’s Room doesn’t quite work, intriguing premise and all, and that the fault lies with Walker’s labored script and wooden characterization.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever it is, it's simultaneously on speed and Quaaludes; I don't know if any movie this profoundly insane has been seen in general release since Antonia Bird's Gold Rush cannibal comedy "Ravenous."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie that opens with a sensational bang and then proceeds to pursue the Big Questions about life and death in lovely, lugubrious and increasingly off-putting fashion, until all its drama has been frittered away in a dreamy, drifty haze.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    As drama it feels forced and highly conventional.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    This might have worked if the director and lead actress had the kind of intense mutual understanding that, say, Ingmar Bergman had with Liv Ullmann, or John Cassavetes had with Gena Rowlands.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie so addicted to the crack pipe of delirious cinematic badness that it has real potential as a camp classic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Gets off to a great start and then simply shuts down, like an awesome vintage car on an ambitious road trip.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever his faults as a filmmaker may be, Cameron would never make an adventure flick that felt this bland and generic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    There's a gloomy quality to The Good Night I sort of appreciated -- much of it was shot in London, although it's supposed to occur in New York -- but after the initial acerbic setup fades, Gary becomes less and less likable and the movie evaporates into nothing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    There's virtually no context provided here, about Lennon or the Beatles or New York or Chapman himself. To put it another way, the film's entire context IS Chapman.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's strange and stupid and half-compelling and sometimes beautiful.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    360
    It's easy to hate movies that are abundantly terrible or immoral or stupid, but I almost feel like a jerk telling you that Fernando Meirelles' globetrotting drama 360 is a mistake from beginning to end.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Even if the actual movie is an awkward, uncinematic mishmash. Waters has at least tried to write a sex comedy that isn't aimed at titty-fixated 17-year-olds, and at its best Sex and Death 101 has a fast, clever rhythm that almost sings.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    A minor and superficial summer diversion that offers female viewers not much more than a two-hour escape fantasy, but that's not a crime.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    You're just sitting there, somewhere between mildly amused and fairly bored, watching the filmmakers squander Hollywood's most eccentric character actor and a lot of very fine specimens of the order Rodentia.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Babbit is skilled at creating atmosphere and mood, all of it creepy or sodden, and actresses Elisha Cuthbert and Camilla Belle put their hearts into their roles, which are, unfortunately, encased in a sleazoid TV movie of the week tarted up in art-school clothes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    So teachers' unions don't care about kids. Oh, and luck is a foxy lady. This is what I took away from the inept and bizarre Won't Back Down, a set of right-wing anti-union talking points disguised (with very limited success) as a mainstream motion-picture-type product.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can't call W.E. a total disaster; it's too pretty, too nonsensical and finally too insignificant for that.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    This extremely stupid movie, with its recycled Batman/Spider-Man-style plot involving a dead father, an evil scientist-tycoon (played by the reliably terrific William Fichtner) and a massive criminal underworld of masked thugs, also features the best action sequence of the summer, bar none. I’m not kidding!
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Reasonably good fun. If you're a 12-year-old boy riding an intense Cherry Pepsi buzz and totally devoted to destroying some brain cells, that is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Finally, at the risk of seeming provincial, why is it OK that some Canadian has made a movie set in Ireland with no Irish people among the principal cast?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    30 Minutes or Less features about half of a decent idea, which works out OK since it ends up as half a movie.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Too jumbled to become the major pop hit it wants to be. But it's not an entirely bad film despite its lack of coherence. Horror aficionados and other midnight-movie fans shouldn't miss it.

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