Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,394 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:
1,394 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    In its own quiet way, it’s a world of marvels.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Despite their terrible ordeal these women are heroes, not victims. As Mungiu makes clear in the casual, brilliant final scene of this amazing movie, heroes persevere.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    12 Years a Slave offers no false Hollywood catharsis along with its muted happy ending, because we’re not free from the curse of slavery yet. Looking at it, as it really was, is a start.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    While the tension never lets up for a second, how you respond to the boundary-fudging and wildly improbable ending of Gravity – meaning both how it makes you feel and how you interpret it – will determine whether you think the movie is a genuine pop masterpiece or a canny artifice. Maybe there’s no difference.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sweeping and magnificent work of cinematic craft, by far the best film of Bigelow's career.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Something close to a contemporary masterwork, and maybe the best foreign-language film of the year, right at the tail end.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Mr. Turner is a rich, ruthless and profoundly compassionate study of life and love and art, for those who find themselves on its wavelength, but it also presents itself as a challenge.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a tremendously absorbing blend of history, journalism and drama. As soon as it was over, I wanted to watch it again.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is an unforgettable love story set at the close of day, as tragic and beautiful in its way as "Tristan und Isolde," and a portrait of the impossible beauty and fragility of life that will yield new experiences to every viewer and every viewing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    For my money, the 33-year-old Isaac – who was born in Guatemala, raised in Florida, and has been working his way toward stardom for years – gives the year’s breakout performance, and Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the Coens’ richest, strangest and most potent films.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Leviathan, the fourth feature from Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev, may be the one true masterpiece of global cinema released in 2014.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A bona fide summer delight loaded with action, humor, nostalgia, a veritable blizzard of pop-culture references and general good vibes.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a difficult film to follow and at 172 minutes is maybe a half-hour too long. But simply as a sensory experience The Fast Runner is amazing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    An extraordinary accomplishment, a heartbreaking, visually spectacular and largely accessible work from a cinematic master who is more than ready for international attention.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell is two or maybe three dangerous kinds of movies all at the same time, and handled so brilliantly that the result is a transformative, unforgettable work of art.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The results, in my judgment, are stunning...and at certain moments during the film I wondered whether I had myself fallen asleep and was dreaming its hellish, haunted images.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's the most ambitious and impressive Coen film in at least a decade, featuring the flat, sun-blasted landscapes of west Texas -- spectacularly shot by cinematographer Roger Deakins -- and an eerily memorable performance by Javier Bardem, in a Ringo Starr haircut.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ida
    What makes Ida remarkable is how much Pawlikowski is able to accomplish in just 80 minutes, with a pair of mismatched female characters, a handful of wintry and desolate locations, the square-format cinematography of Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal, and a soundtrack that combines modernism, Soviet-bloc pop music and a haunting performance of John Coltrane’s “Naima” that seems to capture all the emotional possibilities the characters cannot express.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a highly original film made in a familiar context, and an exciting moviegoing experience you shouldn't miss.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This movie's an absolute knockout. I know it's only June, but I'm damned if this isn't the breakthrough American film of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Her
    This is a handcrafted, passionate and sometimes impossibly beautiful film that argues for both the past and the future, with a poetic spirit that’s extremely rare in American cinema.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Any way you slice it, it's a brave and brilliant act of defiance.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of tremendous confidence and dazzling showmanship that may just be a delirious movie-as-drug-high or may, if you choose to read it this way, contain a level of commentary about the nature of America and the illusioneering of Hollywood.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Overnighters is a documentary about real people in a real place. This is both amazing and frustrating.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    As a rich and exuberant character-driven crime saga in an idiom you absolutely have not encountered before, and a dense, unsentimental portrayal of the collision between democracy, capitalism and gangsterism on the frayed margins of the post-colonial world, Gangs of Wasseypur is a signal achievement in 21st-century cinema.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Stop Making Sense is so beautifully choreographed that in some ways it's more like theater than a rock show. [Review of re-release]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Selma is gripping, inspiring and sometimes terrifying historical drama, loaded with specific detail, that brings a turning point of the civil rights movement back from black-and-white obscurity to present-tense urgency.

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