Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,335 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 9.9 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 Insider
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,335 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Cowperthwaite builds a portrait of an intelligent but profoundly traumatized animal who was taken from his family in the North Atlantic as an infant, and has been driven to anger, resentment and perhaps psychosis after spending his life in a series of concrete swimming pools.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings. It feels to me like a meditative epic about Japan’s traumatic journey into modernity, and a complicated allegory about the innocence, arrogance and culpability of artists. It’s one of the most beautiful animated films ever made, and something close to a masterpiece.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is one of those moving, tragic and triumphant secret histories of American culture where the biggest surprise is that no one’s told it before.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Andrew O'Hehir
    If Paranoid Park is mainly an accumulation of the signs and symbols and images inside Van Sant's own head, that's artistically legitimate. When he makes a feeble effort to connect Alex's plight to the Iraq war and the cultural climate of Bush-era America, I just don't buy it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    You don't have to know the first thing about modern dance to be transported to an alternate state of consciousness by Pina, which is utterly free of Wenders' cloying sentimentality (perhaps because it's an elegy for a dead friend) and might be the first of his films I've loved all the way through since his 1987 masterpiece, "Wings of Desire."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a distinctive, ominous and hypnotic work of cinema.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Instead of sticking with the familiar, Scorsese has followed his impulses into something that feels entirely new but is still distinctively his. He has made a potential holiday classic, an exciting, comic and sentimental melodrama that will satisfy children and adults alike and reward repeat viewings for many years to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    Not far below the surface Captain Phillips is also an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience, a film that’s not entirely happy with itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It isn't likely to drive anybody out of the theater -- although getting people out of the house to see a meticulous, minimalist study of madness and memory may be another story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    I recognize how few horror movies I've seen before or since that ever manage to capture such a tangible feeling of menace.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ultimately Gordon's movie becomes both a hilarious story about an unbelievable collection of arrested-teenage morons and, yes, an inspiring fable of persistence and redemption. I haven't mentioned this movie's fabulous addition to the English language yet, so here it is: the verb "to chumpatize."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch is one of two small-release art films this season that deliver nuanced and fascinating portraits of faith.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    But at his best - and his new movie, The Day He Arrives, is among his very best - Hong offers a strange mixture of magic, mystery, rueful melodrama and dry comedy that's like absolutely nothing else.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s so assured and accomplished, so rigorous on both a human and technical level, and so clearly driven by love for this harsh landscape and its hardened people, that I was entirely swept away by its characters and their story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    In To's movies no one is innocent, and the social corruption has reached down to the soul. He orchestrates action scenes with an elegance that suggests Scorsese.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A tightly constructed drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Highly compelling, if overlong and overwrought.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A rip-roaring feminist yarn that should offer relief to viewers anxious for an alternative to the boys-with-guns flicks of summer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Tyson does succeed in humanizing a deeply troubled individual who has been depicted as an almost animalistic stereotype of African-American manhood.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An inexpressibly beautiful and moving film, even though (or because) it seems to be about someone unimportant doing something irrelevant, perhaps something silly, in the face of insurmountable odds and a world that doesn't care.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If possible, Roberts' movie-within-a-movie is even more amazing than it sounds. She captures a tale of courage, heroism and tragedy more thrilling than any Hollywood spectacle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    You need to give Love Is Strange your eyes and ears and attention, let it work its effects on you gradually, like the lovely Chopin piano music that forms the spine of its soundtrack.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For the most part, 20,000 Days on Earth – the approximate amount of time Cave has been alive on this planet – is an imagistic and impressionistic work, a Nick Cave-esque tone poem driven by moments of visual and thematic juxtaposition you either have to reject or accept.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Although Cutie and the Boxer is one of the most unsentimental and unstinting portraits of marriage ever brought to the screen, there’s considerable hopefulness and love in it, and it illustrates the adage that whatever you can survive will ultimately make you stronger.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A remarkable accomplishment, a swirling, choral sea of humanity that forces us to confront that a man who does terrible things can also be a loving father who gives his infant daughter a bath.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Franco is up to every bit of Boyle's challenge, capturing Aron's transition from clownish outdoorsman and party boy to an introspective chronicler of his own impending demise and a visionary lunatic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Crisply and competently filmed, Tell No One is an intriguing sample of new-school French cinema at the more commercial end of the spectrum.