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 8.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1484 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Footnote has two of the best performances I've seen in world cinema over the past year: One from Shlomo Bar Aba (apparently best known in Israel as a stand-up comic and stage actor), playing the aging, bitter philologist Eliezer Shkolnik, and the other from Lior Ashkenazi, one of the country's best known movie stars, as his son and rival, Uriel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s a moving and magnificently crafted story about a person named Steve Jobs who was brought low by pride and arrogance and then redeemed by love. It might be a story that mirrors our dreams and desires, which is what the real Steve Jobs did too, and in that sense maybe it’s indirectly about him. It’s definitely not about a guy who built and sold computers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Shot in spectacular black-and-white by cinematographer Christian Berger, and marvelously acted by a first-rate German ensemble, The White Ribbon captures a mood of thickening tension and mounting violence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most exciting Hollywood action films in years, and the best Vietnam movie since "Apocalypse Now."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For the right kind of film buff, it's absolutely one of the most enjoyable pictures of the year - and if you've never heard of the guy before, I can't imagine a better place to start.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its stars, Emily Blunt and Natalie Press, are film newcomers who give startling performances. The photography is often breathtakingly original.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    High-style goofballing and globetrotting can get you pretty far, but maybe not as far as Johnson wants us to go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Once you start to ride with the rapturous, gorgeous, digressive symphony of images and words and music in this film it's completely absorbing and unlike anything you've ever seen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Frozen River isn't cinematically ambitious or formally adventurous, but it's built around powerful and nuanced performances by Leo, Upham and Charlie McDermott.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Requiem, the new film from German director Hans-Christian Schmid, is absolutely astonishing. See it if you possibly can.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What a handful of patient moviegoers may find in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, however, is a subtle, gorgeous and mysterious allegory that may be Ceylan's masterwork to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a fascinating immersion within a highly ritualized Stone Age oral culture that, at least according to tradition, existed almost unchanged for thousands of years before the European arrival.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can't imagine a soapier setup, but Gilles' Wife taken on its own terms is a spectacular achievement, a heartbreaking cinematic work that finely balances melodrama, family love story and devastating tragedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A dark and mesmerizing immersion into a distinctive world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sicario is a queasy-making thrill ride through Dick Cheney’s Theme Park on the Dark Side, with an enjoyable cast headed by Blunt, Josh Brolin as a bro-tastic but oddly sinister secret agent in flip-flops and Benicio Del Toro as a person of uncertain provenance (is he Mexican? Is he Colombian? Is he CIA?) who is approximately the scariest guy ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Intimate, terrifying and positively riveting documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Although Josh Olson's script was originally based on a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, it has now unmistakably become a Cronenberg movie, and one of his finest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a classic and even charming yarn of vanity, hubris and redemption, played out against the bizarre, intense alternate universe of '70s English soccer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a tremendous experience, whatever it is; the kind of thing supposed art-movie audiences used to tolerate and pretty much don't anymore.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An intimate, gorgeous and wrenching portrait of a working-class marriage in what may be a state of terminal decay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A gorgeous transcription of medieval decorative art and its themes into a contemporary animated narrative, one that should enthrall children older than 8 or so, along with the adults lucky enough to watch with them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Bridge of Spies is itself a form of historical whitewashing, albeit one less noxious and harmful than the customary American variety. I liked the movie a lot – it’s one of Spielberg’s most measured and most adult films in years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a disorientingly beautiful movie at times, which promises -- as Denis always does, I think -- that human madness and human love will balance each other out, in the fullness of time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Foxcatcher is another strange and compelling anthropological drama from Miller, a director with evident expertise at enabling Oscar-worthy star performances.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A barrel of laughs, this ain't. But it's a fearless high-wire act, grim and witty, confrontational and self-mocking. Its message may be dire, but Bamako is a feat of intellectual and cinematic daring that will leave your brain buzzing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sad, sweet, funny and ultimately unforgettable love story about a man and a woman and a father and son, and also ranks among the most affectionate and sensitive portraits of homosexuality ever crafted by a straight person.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Weekend is such a smart, prickly, sexy, inventive film that it critiques itself and critiques its viewers, gay or straight, even as it spins an archetypal romantic fable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    There’s a terrible wonder in this rare glimpse inside a country that has tried to empty itself of all thought, all commerce and all civil society — of pretty much everything except an especially lame version of hero worship and despotism.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Absolute dynamite.

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