Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,322 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 9.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Trouble the Water
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1,322 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    My Joy has a bleak, grotesque, near-perfect poetry in its soul.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a remarkable work of pure documentary cinema, and a mystical accomplishment on the order of Wagner's "Parsifal" or Tarkovsky's "The Sacrifice." That's hardly anybody's thing these days -- it's not often mine. But the effort, in this case, is worth it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    The whole experience of watching casts of talented and over-eager actors try to make sense of his (Allen) nonsensical scripts becomes increasingly strained and bizarre. I’ve felt that way about recent Allen movies I mostly enjoyed, like “Midnight in Paris” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” and it goes double or triple for Blue Jasmine.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The most disturbing and effective thriller I've seen in many moons. Rarely, indeed almost never, is such high-wattage brainpower coupled with pitch-perfect acting and an exquisite, unfakable sense of cinema.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If you have the patience to watch this film develop and unfold, like some bizarre night-blooming orchid, what you'll see is not just the last movie released in 2012, but possibly the most original of them all.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Creates such memorable images out of squalid surroundings that I sometimes wondered whether I was being distracted from the devastating stories of these kids by the beautiful cinematography.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The grandest and most vigorous movie he's (Frears) made in at least a decade. Like Okwe himself, it rises above its limitations, and it's just a little bit bigger than the landscape around it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    This stark and intensely controlled film is the work of a powerful visual stylist and storyteller, one who looks like he belongs on the short list of directors who have carried the narrative methods of the silent era deep into modern cinema.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What feels at first like a quiet, straightforward picture builds into one of the richest and most satisfying of the year so far, in any genre or any language.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    If The Dark Knight Rises is a fascist film, it's a great fascist film, and arguably the biggest, darkest, most thrilling and disturbing and utterly balls-out spectacle ever created for the screen. It's an unfriendly masterpiece that shows you only a little circle of daylight, way up there at the top of our collective prison shaft - but a masterpiece nonetheless.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a nifty little Irish summer vacation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is the weirdest film I've seen all year, or at least the weirdest good film. It's also among the most powerful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Homemade as it clearly is, and first-drafty as it often feels, Whedon’s Much Ado will reward repeat viewings, for the adroitly paced dialogue, the debauched humor of the extended party scenes and the offbeat visual jokes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A powerful Czech drama with comic flourishes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Like the best thrillers it dives below the ordered surface of the genre into the coldest waters of the individual soul, where Hitchcock and David Lynch and Dostoyevsky have ventured. Does Christopher Nolan belong in that company? Not quite yet, but he's on the way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Pitch-perfect social comedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This shouldn't be a competitive sport or anything, but I'm pretty sure that Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's documentary The Devil Came on Horseback has the most horrifying images I have ever seen in a motion picture.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    A strange piece of work, perhaps closer to an imaginative portrait or an experimental fiction that borrows elements from real life than a traditional documentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a tremendously atmospheric movie full of moody mystery, and it'll keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    More than anything, The Betrayal is a cinematic essay about family and loss and home, one that's ironic and elegiac in tone and requires some patience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You may feel lost or bewildered at times in 2046 (and I certainly did), and you may feel that Chow is suffering from self-inflicted wounds. But every new adventure with every new girl vibrates with possibility, and the filmmaking is so stunning that you may not care that this is less a movie with a plot and characters than a hermetically sealed universe of romantic regret.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    There’s some shocking violence in Pusher II, but it’s a more expressive cinematic work, verging here and there on dreamlike surrealism.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Chow depends way too much on jokey computer graphics that make the whole thing feel like a superhero comic, instead of athleticism or charisma or good storytelling, and that Kung Fu Hustle wears itself out long before it's over.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can't watch this exciting movie without rooting for little Dieter, but decoding the lessons of his ambiguous story will take a lot longer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is one of the most striking entries in the 2013 global wave of black cinema, but also admittedly one that poses hurdles to audiences with conventional expectations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Block has made a sad, delightful and half-accidental movie about his own parents.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    An experience that wrenches you free of the everyday world and urges you to contemplate all sorts of big-picture questions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Of course the films and the books each have to stand on their own, but Grisoni's stripped-down narrative definitely offers advantages, throwing some of the story's archetypal themes into sharper relief.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The result is a tight, taut, witty and highly theatrical entertainment, shot in shades of wintry gray, that will keep you guessing right through its final fadeout.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A gripping psychological thriller built around the luminous and terrifying performance of Luminita Gheorghiu, who is something like the Meryl Streep of Romania.