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 Gangs of Wasseypur
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1456 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Announces the arrival of a director radically out of step with the dominant conventions of American moviemaking, one who blends a social-realist vision and a passion for cinematic poetry.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What emerges is an astonishing debut, unlike anything else you'll see this year.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's the most original picture by an American director I've seen this year, and also the most delightful.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's also possible, I suppose, that a movie as deranged and grotesque and spectacular as Álex de la Iglesia's near-masterpiece The Last Circus, an overcooked allegory that's been dialed to 11 in all directions, simply doesn't appeal to you. But if you like your baroque sex and violence with a side dish of heavy-duty symbolism, and if the idea of an unholy collaboration between, say, Guillermo del Toro, Federico Fellini and William Castle appeals to you, then put The Last Circus on your must-see list right now.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    If this isn’t quite a great movie, it should be an immensely gratifying one for sci-fi fans tired of the conceptual overkill and general dumbness of “Prometheus” or “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I was thrilled and transported by it. It's a two-hour movie, and I'm only sorry it isn't two or three times as long.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A big movie for the ages, full to the brim with sympathy, imagination and sheer visual delight.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This story about Joyce McKinney, a one-time beauty queen who found herself not once but twice at the center of outrageous, tabloid-friendly news stories, is another of Morris' alternately hilarious and disturbing inquiries into the slippery nature of truth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sad, sweet, funny and ultimately unforgettable love story about a man and a woman and a father and son, and also ranks among the most affectionate and sensitive portraits of homosexuality ever crafted by a straight person.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A highly enjoyable failure, a quandary that can't resolve itself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For the right kind of film buff, it's absolutely one of the most enjoyable pictures of the year - and if you've never heard of the guy before, I can't imagine a better place to start.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Soderbergh's film is probably not the equal of either Tarkovsky's 1972 predecessor or the memorably Byzantine prose of Lem's novel, but in the end, almost despite himself, this able craftsman has made a brave and lovely companion piece to both of them. His ending is pure cinema at its most marvelous and moving.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Undefeated is a genuine crowd-pleaser, a rousing and inspirational flowers-in-the-junkyard fable of hope and possibility in grim circumstances.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A penultimate chapter without a real ending, but it’s also a thrilling ride full of potent emotions, new characters and major twists of fate, built around another commanding star performance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    In telling the story of one damaged suburban genius and his unlikely rebirth, Love & Mercy captures the vanished possibilities of 1960s pop music, the fecklessness of the California dream and its decay into tragedy and madness, and other things less easy to describe or define.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ultra-violent and ultra-stylish, Drive stands out in this year's Cannes competition for its calculated, hard-edged brilliance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A powerful Czech drama with comic flourishes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Indeed, while the action-packed final act of The World’s End gets pretty formulaic (as it channels everything from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” to “The Stepford Wives”), there’s ALMOST something serious at the core of this riotous comedy.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A dazzling and delightful work of modernist animation, a classic movie romance and a hip-swinging, finger-popping tale of musical revolution, Chico & Rita is the first big serendipitous surprise of 2012.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Damsels in Distress is deliberately and purposefully irrelevant; its irrelevance is its strength. It's zany-in-quotation-marks and also flat-out zany. I laughed until I cried, and you may too (if you don't find it pointless and teeth-grindingly irritating). Either way, Whit Stillman is back at last, bringing his peculiar brand of counterprogramming refreshment to our jaded age.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    There’s even a shadowy hanger-on (played by novelist and journalist Jim Lewis) who may be a drug dealer or a CIA-NSA-type spook or both. That’s just one of the many ways that this profound, peculiar work of genius, this half-comic portrait of the present in embryo within the past, reverberates with hidden meanings and a questing intelligence.
    • 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.

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