Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,456 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 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Selfish Giant
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1456 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a tantalizing case study that suggests ordinary people still have the power to steer a course between faceless bureaucracies and greedy capitalists, but only just - and only if they can find a way to overcome their differences and work together.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Carrey provides one of his most whacked-out and enjoyable performances.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fascinating quasi-documentary about Norma Khouri.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Reconstruction has a poetic sensibility, as well as an old-fashioned Continental appetite for romance, that makes it distinctive.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Captain America is exactly what the third week of July needed: a curiously fun, surprisingly imaginative and unashamedly old-fashioned yarn of skulduggery and adventure.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Kostic, a Bosnian actor who has done quite a bit of British film and TV, and the Sarajevo-born beauty Marjanovic make a combustible screen couple, and Jolie knows it. Despite the film's generally somber tone, there's more than a hint of "Night Porter"-style perversity to their relationship, which at different times is platonic, therapeutic and highly erotic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    An enjoyably off-kilter romantic comedy with a touch of madcap farce and just a hint of darkness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Frequently beautiful and intermittently haunting and could be called a meditation on aging and mortality, an intimate study of a peculiar variety of fame and a portrait of a genuinely remarkable person.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The real star of the film is not a person but a city, the vertiginous, exciting, massively overcrowded "maximum city" of Mumbai. On one hand, this environment of Dickensian, almost hallucinatory contrasts between rich and poor, good and evil feels perfect for Danny Boyle.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Most of the movie's subterranean emotion is found in the unsettled relationship between Solo and William, and in the extraordinary performances by the two leading men.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Once you get past the question of why someone would make a movie this artificial in the first place and move on to the answer (purely for the hell of it), Sukiyaki Western Django is a blood-drenched, dynamite, often hilarious and uniquely weird big-screen entertainment.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If Land of Plenty isn't always elegant, it has the inexpressible aura of mystery and wonder that exemplifies his best work. Fans will feel echoes of both "Paris, Texas" and "The State of Things" here. Like those movies, this one is less an angry critique than a sad meditation on the American dream, something Wim Wenders understands well and has never been able to resist.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The tremendous power of Aronofsky's filmmaking -- its omnivorous omnipotence, if that makes any sense -- has the curious effect of diluting its emotional impact.
    • 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.

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