Andrew O'Hehir
Select another critic »
For 1,381 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 10 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,381 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Speaking as one New Yorker who lived through 9/11 and saw this film with a packed house of natives at its Tribeca Film Festival premiere, I experienced Man on Wire as an almost mystical incantation.
    • 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
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    From the first frames of Charles Ferguson's No End in Sight, replaying some of the oddest and twitchiest podium performances of Donald Rumsfeld during those heady days of spring 2003, you may feel the crushing weight of an almost Sophoclean impending doom.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Most of the movie's subterranean emotion is found in the unsettled relationship between Solo and William, and in the extraordinary performances by the two leading men.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    In the long and fraught history of Franco-American cultural relations, this movie is more than a peace offering; it's a loving, goofy, joyous French kiss.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What makes Tulpan remarkable are the extended unbroken scenes, both dramatic and comic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a muscular and accomplished work of kinetic cinema built around two tremendous acting performances, and it’s really about teaching and obsession and the complicated question of how to nurture excellence and where the nebulous boundary lies between mentorship and abuse.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s perhaps the first great love story of the 21st century that could belong only to this century.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Citizenfour is both an urgent tale torn from recent headlines and a compelling work of cinema, with all the paranoid density and abrupt changes of scenery of a John le Carré novel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Polley captures the brisk, cheerful fascism of nursing-home existence with merciless clarity; if you've visited a parent or grandparent in one of those places, you may want to laugh and cry in the same moment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a fine example of British commercial filmmaking at its highest level of craftsmanship.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It might well be the most important film you see this year, and the most important documentary of this young century.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's simultaneously terrifying and hilarious, a full-on shotgun blast to the face of rediscovered 1970s weirdness, something like finding out that there's a classic Peckinpah film you've never seen, or that Wes Craven and Bernardo Bertolucci got drunk in Sydney one weekend and decided to make a movie together.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the greatest films of recent years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Winter Sleep belongs alongside “Boyhood” and “Inherent Vice” on the short list of the most powerful films of 2014. Calling a film “good” or “important” is subjective, of course, but this isn’t: All three are reaching for the kind of cinematic transcendence that exceeds language, that weaves together various art forms into an ascending spiral of meaning that cannot finally be captured or defined.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This film never feels like copycat Americana to me. Its vision of the bleak, ruined, urban-cum-rural landscape of Naples and environs is distinctively European and postmodern, redolent of the spiritual and physical desolation Antonioni captured so memorably in "Red Desert."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A breakthrough movie after its own fashion, a mysterious existential thriller that's brilliantly acted and masterfully directed, without a second of wasted screen time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the greatest of all Holocaust films.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    So ends this enormously important, and enormously extended, chapter of pop culture, with a combination of bang and whimper.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Force Majeure is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere. This is very much a work of 21st-century global culture, but also one that draws on the great cinematic tradition of northern Europe, with hints of Ingmar Bergman, Eric Rohmer and Michael Haneke.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Has a lot of integrity, both in visual and conceptual terms, and seamlessly blends entertainment and education.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Herzog wants us to see a deluded nobility in this quest. Treadwell's flawed dreams were, in the end, all too human.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A richly detailed and enjoyable American yarn.

Top Trailers