Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,484 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 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Homesman
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1484 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever moment of inspiration caused Spielberg to cast her (Sally Field) as Mary Todd Lincoln, it was sheer genius, because this is a role that demands bigness.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s a career-capping performance by Dern, who is so convincing as an addled, drunken, embittered and probably dying man that he doesn’t appear to be acting, but Forte is just as good playing a preoccupied, emotionally constricted man-child.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The real star of the film is not a person but a city, the vertiginous, exciting, massively overcrowded "maximum city" of Mumbai. On one hand, this environment of Dickensian, almost hallucinatory contrasts between rich and poor, good and evil feels perfect for Danny Boyle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of loopy, original comic genius.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Kids Are All Right ranks with the most compelling portraits of an American marriage, regardless of sexuality, in film history.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    My first thought was: It's a temple, a church, a cathedral -- maybe the first one ever built -- and the better-known ones in Rome and Jerusalem and Istanbul are just later versions of the same thing.
    • 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
    Ten
    The ultimate lesson in less-is-more cinema, an intimate and revelatory character study as well as a brilliant, almost symphonic rendering of the distracted, anxious, half-alienated and half-meditative state in which we spend vast amounts of our lives.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For all its flaws, In the Bedroom is an unusual accomplishment, a serious drama about violence and morality that plays out with a fatalistic intensity somewhere between Greek tragedy and film noir.
    • 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
    Amy
    Kapadia is a London-born filmmaker who approached Winehouse’s life, as he did that of Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna in his thrilling 2011 “Senna,” as a dramatic story with numerous twists and turns and a magnificent and tragic figure at its center.
    • 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."

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