For 1,301 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Fateless
Lowest review score: 0 8MM
Score distribution:
1,301 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most beautiful and endearing nature films you've ever seen, despite being filmed almost entirely within a major metropolis, and a love story that will repeatedly reduce you to tears.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Although Turtles Can Fly is a lyrical, often lovely film with touches of humor, it's also a remorseless tragedy that doesn't offer its child protagonists any false redemption.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A powerful Czech drama with comic flourishes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A nerve-jangling work of visual poetry and ironic juxtaposition, and a powerful human story of a group of brave young Americans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm not going to tell you this is the best European film of the year, but it's definitely the hottest -- it's the one you want to run out and see as soon as you possibly can.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This delicious little period piece from Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger is like one of those really expensive chocolates, where you start out expecting a brief sugar buzz and end up surprised by the sophistication and delicacy of the flavor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    In some ways Shake Hands With the Devil hits harder than either "Hotel Rwanda" or the recent HBO film "Sometimes in April."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An inexpressibly beautiful and moving film, even though (or because) it seems to be about someone unimportant doing something irrelevant, perhaps something silly, in the face of insurmountable odds and a world that doesn't care.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its stars, Emily Blunt and Natalie Press, are film newcomers who give startling performances. The photography is often breathtakingly original.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A tightly structured thriller with a brilliantly moody performance by Jeanne Moreau, and depending on your point of view, it's either one of the few genuine French noir films or an early entry in the New Wave.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You may feel lost or bewildered at times in 2046 (and I certainly did), and you may feel that Chow is suffering from self-inflicted wounds. But every new adventure with every new girl vibrates with possibility, and the filmmaking is so stunning that you may not care that this is less a movie with a plot and characters than a hermetically sealed universe of romantic regret.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A vital documentary in the truest sense.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A compelling family melodrama somewhat in the manner of late John Cassavetes or early Robert Altman…the film combines high production values, terrific acting and a distinctively American lyricism in a combination you hardly ever see these days.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The cut-rate colossus didn't just ride the tide that sucked industrial jobs out of our towns and cities and spat out low-wage service-sector jobs in the sprawling exurbs -- it helped create it, and at the very least drastically accelerated it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can't imagine a soapier setup, but Gilles' Wife taken on its own terms is a spectacular achievement, a heartbreaking cinematic work that finely balances melodrama, family love story and devastating tragedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most remarkable explorations of recent history ever conducted.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a fine example of British commercial filmmaking at its highest level of craftsmanship.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Almost as exhilarating as it is depressing. Puiu's filmmaking technique is remarkable, and all the more so because it's almost invisible.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a magnificent miniature, a supremely tender work that's full of emotion and even sentimentality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A haunting and riveting work, unlike anything else you can see at the movies and as such an explicit challenge to the unambitious, anesthetic character of most contemporary cinema. But is it easy, or delightful, or fun? It is not.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Burns has accomplished something both remarkable and reassuring. Remarkable because this is a compelling film, blending astonishing historical images with long-winded talking-head interviews, in vintage Burnsian style, and reassuring for almost the same reason.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I can't imagine anyone not being both horrified and fascinated by Stanley Nelson's Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    So truly and exceptionally fine, a spiny and dispassionate little masterpiece of a marriage movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Another remarkable chapter in the career of Asia's most important living filmmaker. After "Pan's Labyrinth," this is the movie to see this season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The GoodTimes Kid has a whimsy, a passion, a sophistication and, above all, a vigor that's mostly drained out of Amerindie cinema over the last decade or so.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a carefully and almost classically balanced combination of ingredients, blending dirty-faced realism (so much more damning because it judges and condemns no one) with mystical fable of quest and homecoming.
    • 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.