Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,391 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 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 8MM
Score distribution:
1,391 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The thing is, it works. Or at least it works for me. I left the theater convinced that House of Fools is Konchalovsky's best work in almost 20 years (which it is) and that it might be something close to a masterpiece.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This movie may not have the highest production values you've ever seen, but it's the work of an artist, one whose view of America, history and the awkwardness of human life is generous and deep.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A big movie for the ages, full to the brim with sympathy, imagination and sheer visual delight.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A highly enjoyable failure, a quandary that can't resolve itself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Offers an exquisite tour of the twilight zone between high school and the so-called real world, as well as between bohemian subculture and the even stranger culture of America at large.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An elegantly crafted entertainment, balanced between the psychological and the supernatural, that gets extra credit for not relying on computer effects.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Inevitably a little patchier and less startlingly original than its predecessor -- S2 is an ingenious, often hilarious, movie that does nothing to diminish the well-deserved cult reputation of its director.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I love Jackson's "Rings" saga despite his propensity for whimsical animation whenever he tries to strike a chord of dread or menace.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Features an astonishing pair of lead performances and one of this year's most impressive directing debuts. If this movie isn't quite the contempo-Greek tragedy it wants to be, it's still a powerful, unforgettable meditation on fate, cultural collision and the morality of renovating a house that isn't really yours.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A surprising, puzzling and in many ways brilliant work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Creates such memorable images out of squalid surroundings that I sometimes wondered whether I was being distracted from the devastating stories of these kids by the beautiful cinematography.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This bloody celebration finally gives the American Revolution the epic it deserves.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Masterfully paced and constructed, and the performances are memorable.
    • 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.

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