Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,339 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 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Coriolanus
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,339 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most remarkable explorations of recent history ever conducted.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a tremendous experience, whatever it is; the kind of thing supposed art-movie audiences used to tolerate and pretty much don't anymore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A compact near-masterpiece that combines a slow-motion romantic comedy with a docudrama-style portrait of a remote, nomadic culture as it is gradually eroded by the tides of the 21st century.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A highly unusual combination of craft, emotion and integrity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Unmistaken Child stands above most others in offering us an intimate look at Tibetan Buddhism in action, with no external commentary or narration.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's both a supremely controlled exercise in form and tone and an intriguing exploration of the ways new technology intersects with age-old questions of dominance, control and individuality, particularly in the school setting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A remarkable accomplishment, a swirling, choral sea of humanity that forces us to confront that a man who does terrible things can also be a loving father who gives his infant daughter a bath.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Well, if you care about movies, I'm telling you to carve out time for Vincere, a strange and powerful blend of historical fact and dreamlike imagination that captures both the charisma and the murderous madness of the young Benito Mussolini.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Junger and Hetherington take our conflicted ideas about war and its let's-make-a-man-out-of-you purpose and throw them in our faces, in a way "Hurt Locker" never does.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Coffin and Renaud's execution is fresh, sincere, often lovely and a great deal of fun -- and in this kind of movie, and this kind of movie summer, execution is everything.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The first Holocaust movie that's actually about another Holocaust movie, and in some peculiar way it brings us closer to the terror and tragedy of the original event.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a fascinating film, full of drama, intrigue, tragedy and righteous indignation, but maybe its greatest accomplishment is to make you feel the death of one young man -- a truly independent thinker who hewed his own way through the world, in the finest American tradition -- as a great loss.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    All I can say about Timberlake's performance as the thoroughly odious, desperately seductive, textbook-case metrosexual Parker is that he brings so much reptilian fun that he unbalances the movie, almost fatally.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a solid, spellbinding drama based closely on real history, which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An imaginative and largely intact retelling of this gory, troubling, uniquely sweet and uniquely dark vampire tale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An intimate, gorgeous and wrenching portrait of a working-class marriage in what may be a state of terminal decay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a warm, richly funny and highly enjoyable human story that takes an intriguing sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The good news is that Alfredson finds his footing in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and delivers a rousing, grueling, almost operatically scaled finale to the series.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A stylish and muscular thriller with some nifty twists and turns, a wicked sense of humor, several terrific performances and not one or even two but three of the best car chases in recent action-flick history.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Applause may present as gritty European realism, but the struggle inside Thea is almost theological in scale, and worthy of Milton or Kierkegaard.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch is one of two small-release art films this season that deliver nuanced and fascinating portraits of faith.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's by far the funniest and warmest movie Araki has ever made, with much less juvenile angst and much more command of his craft.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Aladag's point, I think, is that no matter how righteous we may feel about this kind of zero-sum cultural collision, for the human beings involved it often results in unbearable tragedy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Tree of Life is pretty much nuts overall, a manic hybrid folly with flashes of brilliance. But even if that's true it's a noble crazy, a miraculous William Butler Yeats kind of crazy, alive with passion for art and the world, for all that is lost and not lost and still to come.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Trapero makes naturalistic films with plenty of sex, violence and dark humor; in Carancho you can see the influence of 1950s film noir, the ballsy renegades of 1970s American cinema (especially early Martin Scorsese) and a little touch of the Coen brothers.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I suppose the perfect ending to the chapter would be to report that The Beaver is a masterpiece. It isn't quite, but it does offer an astonishing and resonant performance by Gibson, who spends most of the movie playing two simultaneous characters, often in the same shot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an expertly constructed thrill ride with wonderful atmosphere and tremendous good humor; if its heart of gold is artificial, that won't stop you from enjoying the heck out of it.
    • 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.