Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,419 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 Holy Motors
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,419 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a daring, audacious and sometimes terrifying movie -- purely as a thrill ride, it's probably the summer's best offering so far. That doesn't mean it left me feeling entirely satisfied. There's an emptiness at the soul of Salt -- again, meaning both the movie and the character -- that's extremely disturbing, maybe on purpose.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    In this classy, taut white-knuckler – largely shot inside a real-life decommissioned Soviet sub – Robinson asks us to consider more than the hypothetical possibility that the world nearly ended in 1968. He reminds us that we have no idea how many other near-misses may have happened in the behind-the-scenes history of the modern age and also, more troubling still, that long after the Cold War has faded into memory we continue to have difficulty telling the crazy people from the sane ones.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    An engaging entertainment that packages its thought-provoking ideas in a combination of political thriller, comic adventure and romantic triangle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Not a major Herzog work or one that will draw a large audience, but a must-see for those who suspect (as I do) that he's one of the greatest talents now working in this medium.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Something like a cross between a torn-from-the-headlines docudrama, a Middle East conflict rendered in miniature and Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," this latest film from the terrific Israeli director Eran Riklis revolves around the amazing lead performance of Palestinian-French actress Hiam Abbass.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The summer season's most surprising and thought-provoking documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's one of the year's signature film experiences.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Honeydripper offers a leisurely, atmospheric production with lots of time to appreciate his largely African-American cast, along with rocking musical interludes and just the faintest wash of spirituality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    No single film or book can dispel the cloud of enigma surrounding Kurt Cobain, but simply sitting in the dark and hearing him talk to you for 90 minutes, while the dreary gray-green beauty of his home state moves through your eyeballs and into your brain, goes a pretty long way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a fascinating, haunting, unintentionally gruesome spectacle with, as Perry has said, echoes of Shakespearean tragedy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This new picture will reach only a few devoted American spectators. That's too bad, because once you get used to the apparent flatness and emotional reserve of this picture, it's a sad, slyly comic tale of family trauma and reconciliation that packs a wallop.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is Gondry at his most liberated and inventive. You simply can’t grab hold of Mood Indigo in its early scenes, and you’re better off surrendering to its crackpot energy and enjoying the ride.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Like the best thrillers it dives below the ordered surface of the genre into the coldest waters of the individual soul, where Hitchcock and David Lynch and Dostoyevsky have ventured. Does Christopher Nolan belong in that company? Not quite yet, but he's on the way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    In its best moments, and they are considerable, Chicago 10 makes you see 1968, that near-apocalyptic year, with fresh eyes, as an extraordinary turning point in history now at least partly set free from boomer nostalgia and regret.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Paine seems delighted to root for all three companies and essentially declares a three-way tie, which may be fine for the moment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    There’s some shocking violence in Pusher II, but it’s a more expressive cinematic work, verging here and there on dreamlike surrealism.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Like Ayer’s cop flicks, Fury is a gripping ride all the way through, if somewhat restricted in its emotional and visual range.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I am not the first to make this joke, but The Trip to Italy may live up to the “Godfather: Part II” analogy, at least insofar as it’s better and tighter than its predecessor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Durkin seems to be aiming for a Hitchcock-style thriller that has the unsettling psychological and narrative ambiguity of, say, Michael Haneke's films, with an ending you can read in many different ways. If he doesn't quite get there, it's still a remarkable feature-directing debut.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a rip-snorting, barrel-riding adventure movie — perfect for all ages, as they say (though it isn’t for very young kids) — loaded with fast-paced fight scenes, great-looking effects and enjoyable and/or scurrilous supporting characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s probably best to approach Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s intimate, unnerving and entirely addictive drama What Maisie Knew by not leaning too hard on its Henry James source material.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A thoroughly delightful surprise, after a summer full of dim and dreary comedies.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Highly compelling, if overlong and overwrought.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Director Mark Romanek captures the slightly seedy and rundown reality of '70s and '80s British life in astonishing and even tragic detail; this is more like a period piece than a science-fiction movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    As irritating as Lake Placid sometimes is, it also has an easygoing sense of fun, along with one of the more memorable movie monsters of recent years. The mismatched ingredients blend into a blissfully, stupidly surreal summer cocktail.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sucker Punch doesn't all work by a long shot, but it confirms my sense that Snyder belongs near the top of a very short list of directors who are trying to reinvent a personal, auteurist vision of cinema at the most commercial, mass-market, attention-disordered end of the spectrum.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It honestly makes no difference if you don't even know the rules of chess and have never visited New York; this is a story about human potential and the lingering possibilities of the American dream.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Weekend is such a smart, prickly, sexy, inventive film that it critiques itself and critiques its viewers, gay or straight, even as it spins an archetypal romantic fable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sam Rogers (Spacey) is not an especially enigmatic character, but he is a profoundly wounded one who has given his life to a business and an institution that has relied for years on his unscrupulous conduct and is about to kick him to the curb...It's one of the great performances found in American movies this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A guilt-free, no-fat dessert from start to finish.

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