Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,317 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 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Child
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,317 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    But the greatness of Chinatown, unappreciated by my adolescent self, lies not in its cynical view of the California dream (that's too easy) but in its fatalistic, even tragic conception of America and indeed of human nature.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    What he (Beauvois) conveys, through austere but spectacular visual language, magnificent liturgical singing and an ensemble cast headed by the terrific French veteran actors Lambert Wilson and Michael Lonsdale, is something of the "why."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Great Beauty is an ironic and passionate near-masterwork, like a nine-course dessert that makes you entirely forget the meal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    To Ben Affleck's credit, he's made a terrific, pulse-elevating thriller that will leave the audience cheering.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Master is often spectacular and never less than handsome, and it has numerous moments of disturbing and almost electrical power. I can't say, after one viewing, that I found it moving or satisfying as a whole, but I'm also not sure it's supposed to be. This is an almost apocalyptic tale of thwarted emotion - love cut short - set in a pitiless land of delusions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the year's best movies...It's one of the simplest and best re-creations of downscale urban England during the gritty post-punk years ever put on screen, and it's both upsetting and very funny.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A stereotype-shattering movie that's full of them, and one that may permanently change the way you think about violent crime in America.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew O'Hehir
    It remains a puzzling dream, vivid in detail and overly obvious in symbolism, fueled by half-digested lumps of malice and wonder.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Disturbing and extraordinary new documentary.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The point of watching the film, and the only reason to see it, is the experience of watching it, which sounds tautological or something, but is just true. It's a powerful visual and sonic creation with unforgettable characters, set in a heartache-inducing imaginary vision of American community, worlds away from hyper-technologized urban existence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's both happy and sad. That's exactly the way to describe Hou's marvelous film as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    A subtle and often surprising study of the relationship between damaged adult siblings, full of mordant humor and dramatic invention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What makes the movie memorable is the precision of its tone, its finely calibrated combination of bitterness and warmth. Of course the acting is tremendous, and you'd expect nothing less.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A terrifying, absorbing 93 minutes spent in hell. It captures the intensity of warfare in a visceral fashion that recalls Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" and Oliver Stone's "Platoon."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The British street artist's hilarious documentary is a head-spinning, wild ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    There's a commitment to half-improvised, ground-level realism that lends the picture news value and an obvious urgency.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    An Education captures the very limited possibilities for female liberation in early-'60s London -- with massive social change on the distant horizon, but not here yet -- in exquisite detail.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What contemporary relevance you may find in Alfredson's chilly, marvelously acted and gorgeously composed new film of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - is a highly individual question.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a complex and defiant fable of American life run just slightly off the rails, delivering all the impact of "Crash" without the phony-baloney paradoxes or brick-in-the-face message delivery.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an electrifying, suspenseful film, full of street-level political drama.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A terrifically crafted little movie that bounces off current events and the nation's downbeat mood ingeniously, and that it variously suggests comparisons with the early work of Terrence Malick, Stanley Kubrick and the Coen brothers. Yeah, I think it's that good, but please note that I also said "little."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fascinating quasi-documentary about Norma Khouri.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A thrilling ride and a sometimes dry, sometimes sweet comedy, but beneath all that is a humane and tragic view of life worthy of the greatest films. Even those without rubber monsters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    In this quiet, beautiful and terrifying fable about a group of lost pioneers, Reichardt combines epic ambition with a focus on intimate, personal detail.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fruitvale Station is a document of irreparable grief and paradoxical hopefulness; it launches the careers of two immensely talented young African-American artists and offers the possibility that Oscar Grant’s life, while it was much too short and ended so dreadfully, served a higher purpose in the long arc of history.