For 1,270 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 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Carlos
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1,270 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    An academic exercise driven by adolescent ideas that never shape themselves into a narrative: in short, a movie that can never dislodge the art fatally wedged up its butt.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fitzgerald’s influence could have crept in there by osmosis, and whatever other charges you want to level against Spring Breakers – such as incoherence, plotlessness, salaciousness and mind-numbing monotony – it has no lack of high concept.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Scorsese is pushing, I guess, for something that combines a '40s horror-thriller with a contemporary psychological tragedy. What he ends up with is more like a Hardy Boys mystery directed by David Lynch.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    There's so little sexual chemistry between the actors in this film that it seems like a kind of accomplishment. I've seen shows on C-SPAN that were hotter than this.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Rarely has a film with such a great cast and so many moments of terrific writing and such high dramatic goals been so messy and disorganized and fundamentally bad.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Edward Norton's dopey directorial debut gives interfaith romance a bad name.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    J. Edgar turns out to be one of the worst ideas anybody's ever had, a mendacious, muddled, sub-mediocre mess that turns some of the most explosive episodes of the 20th century into bad domestic melodrama and refuses to take any clear position on one of American history's most controversial figures.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    This might be the edgiest film of the year -- if the year were 1982.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Stoker, which plays something like a remake of “The Addams Family” mixed with “The Paperboy” — but without the laughs of either – belongs in a special category of movie badness, or perhaps two different but overlapping categories. It’s a visually striking but fundamentally terrible film made by a good or (some would say) great director.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Director Cook and screenwriter Anthony Frewin were both intimates of the real Kubrick, which I guess counts for something. But for what, exactly? Does it uniquely qualify them to make a mean-spirited, trashy and intermittently funny film about a guy who wasn't Kubrick?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    His scattershot and ad hominem attacks against many different forms of religious hypocrisy don't add up to a coherent critique, and he's not qualified to provide one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie that's laughable without, alas, even being enjoyably awful.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    I felt like dropping to my knees in the theater and praying for this smug, irritating fake-reality-TV show to go away, leaving these three terrific actors (and characters) in something resembling a real movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    Disposable crap.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    I've never seen anything crazier than Palindromes. You can read that as praise if you're that sort of person, but I don't mean it that way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    A pallid, mediocre tale that treacles its way through well-worn channels.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's exactly the sort of movie that Hollywood specializes in, the kind which seems on paper as if it ought to be entertaining, but winds up a massive and chaotic drag.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    A would-be tween-oriented hit so scrubbed and sanitized and not worthy of paying attention to that it can barely be said to exist at all.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    This premise could, just maybe, make for a decent thriller, but everything about Murder by Numbers is so flavorless and rote, so devoid of real suspense and human interest, that you never suspect for a moment that the answers are likely to be engaging.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    That's the culture we live in, where the once-proscribed Pleasure Principle has become iron law and where the recycled, bloated, fish-belly emptiness of something like TRON: Legacy carries boredom to extravagant new heights.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Andrew O'Hehir
    The fact that its sound and photography are gracefully crafted, or that fragments of a tolerable film are visible here and there, only makes its dumb-ass, romance-novel version of tragedy worse. This is one of the most badly botched mainstream movies I've seen in years.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    What we've really got here is a tame screwball adventure dressed up with some desert scenery and some awful computer graphics.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    You could definitely call it awful, and I'm about to do so, repeatedly and effusively. In fact, One Day is an appallingly bad movie made by talented people who could and should have done much better, but somehow all drove off the cliff together.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    It sometimes produces moments of unexpected power. It also produces a bizarre and fatally uneven movie, veering from black comedy to utter stupidity to maudlin religiosity, which seems to have been made in total defiance of both narrative conventions and emotional logic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    The story sounds great, on paper: It''s got interracial romance and betrayal, political and ethnic violence, and a faint feminist undercurrent. But the resulting movie is so pretty and so utterly lifeless you can almost smell the embalming fluid coming off the screen.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Stupid, empty and -- worst of all -- fantastically boring.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's all just an embarrassment, the kind of pointless slog you'll encounter on Netflix in two years and wonder, How the hell did that get made?
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Renders Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling 2005 novel into unconvincing Hollywood mush.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Luc Besson and Liam Neeson and the rest of the furriners who made the inept and offensive Taken 2 don't seem to have gotten the memo from Jason Bourne: Americans don't think our spooks are good guys anymore.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a dumb, ugly and, most of all, painfully unfunny movie.