For 1,298 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 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
Score distribution:
1,298 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Whatever sense you make (or don't) of the spectacular, hallucinatory Holy Motors, it's the coolest and strangest movie of the year, and once it gets its druglike hooks in your brain, you'll never get them out again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    May well be the most exciting documentary of the year so far. I guess it took a British director, David Sington, to capture the story of the dozen American men who walked on the moon -- the only human beings in our species history yet to visit another celestial body.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Like all poetic inward journeys, My Winnipeg is likely to resonate with sympathetic viewers in unexpected ways. In viewing his apparently placid prairie city, and his apparently placid prairie childhood, as an intensely symbolic landscape of mystery and terror, Maddin invites all of us to view our own equally ordinary lives in the same light.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Austrian director Spielmann has long awaited discovery by a wider world, and for my money the gorgeous, brooding, unpredictable neo-noir Revanche is one of the year's best films.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Extraordinary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Rapturous and hilarious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Chang's images of the Yangtze and the new megacities replacing the villages on its banks are spectacular, and his cast of characters rival any fiction film I've seen recently.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Elegant but never overstated, sinister but never coldhearted, this is a note-perfect masterwork on a modest, human scale.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The latest riveting, heartbreaking chapter to one of the supreme creations of documentary filmmaking, the "7 Up" series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Milk is good enough, thanks mostly to Penn's uncanny evocation, to bring Harvey Milk alive as a vital and highly relevant figure, rather than a distant political abstraction or gay saint. (He very definitely was neither.)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie for hardcore film geeks and regular folk alike, a stunning, and stunningly improbable, fusion of postmodern pastiche and old-school Hollywood melodrama. It's both a marvelous technical accomplishment and a tragic love story that sweeps you off your feet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Among the most depressing films ever made...It's a stomach-turning tale of globalization at its very worst, though what any of this has to do with Darwin is unclear to me.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a marvelously constructed personal journey, both wrenching and bittersweet, whose emotional ripple effects stay with you for days and weeks afterward.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm not ready to proclaim Looper a sci-fi masterpiece just yet; let's let it sit awhile. But it's a lean, mean, smart, violent picture with a bit of Stanley Kubrick edge, fueled by the terrific Gordon-Levitt.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Almost as exhilarating as it is depressing. Puiu's filmmaking technique is remarkable, and all the more so because it's almost invisible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    With all his artifice, his prodigious narrative risks and seemingly undisciplined mélange of styles and tones, Desplechin has made a film that feels more like real life than anything I've seen in years, from any source. It's a masterpiece.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Old Joy is only 76 minutes long, but it has the contemplative power of Buddhist meditation. Reichardt gives us long, stoned takes of rural roads; shots of birds, insects and slugs in the spectacular Oregon rain forest; interludes with Mark's dog, Lucy. Some viewers may well be bored, or monumentally irritated, by this. I found it masterly, riveting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A highly unusual combination of craft, emotion and integrity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ballast is an audacious and ambiguous debut from a filmmaker whose motives and aims are not as transparent as they seem.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A marvelous ensemble cast and all the visceral impact and moment-to-moment tension of a fine thriller, together with the distinctive visual style of an art film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Descendants is gentle, witty, audience-friendly entertainment for grown-ups, with a great performance by one of our biggest screen stars.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The evident strengths and laudable intentions of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (and even the appeal of Marisa Tomei in her undies) are overwhelmed by an implausible plot verging on unintentional comedy and a panoply of Noo Yawk dirt-bag supporting characters who might've seemed awkward on a 1993 episode of "NYPD Blue."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Despite its clichéd elements, Dallas Buyers Club is a fierce celebration of the unpredictable power that belongs to the outcast, the despised, the pariah. That’s not a story of the ‘80s, it’s a story of always.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Alone among the works I've seen and read about Iraq in the last three years, Iraq in Fragments captures the tremendous complexity and variability of the country, offering neither facile hope nor fashionable despair.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Politically provocative and visually spectacular Snowpiercer - the best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    What's so remarkable about Louie Psihoyos' documentary The Cove isn't just that it's a powerful work of agitprop that's going to have you sending furious e-mails to the Japanese Embassy on your way out of the theater. That's definitely true, but the effectiveness of The Cove also comes from its explosive cinematic craft, its surprising good humor and its pure excitement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A highly enjoyable failure, a quandary that can't resolve itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Richly enjoyable and consistently surprising.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A feverish, breathtaking tour through Mexico City high and low, an explosive, mosaic-style portrait of our continent's largest city.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Announces the arrival of a director radically out of step with the dominant conventions of American moviemaking, one who blends a social-realist vision and a passion for cinematic poetry.