Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,392 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 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Lowest review score: 0 8MM
Score distribution:
1,392 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    An extraordinary and original creation. It belongs alongside "Amores Perros" and "Memento" on a shortlist of 2001's most exciting revelations.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A ripping good yarn, like a Fitzgerald short story rewritten by John Updike, with an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Moving and surprising documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    I found this beautifully crafted movie to be frequently hilarious, consistently surprising and rigged with spring-loaded narrative bombs, from its opening scene to its devastating final shot.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    A movie so rousing, so real and so full of complicated emotions that it all feels brand-new.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A guilt-free, no-fat dessert from start to finish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A surprising, puzzling and in many ways brilliant work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's amazingly beautiful and it tests your patience; both things are par for the course with Reygadas, After that, you've either surrendered to his idiosyncratic sense of rhythm, or you're out of there.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s shot through with sadness and beauty, with dry humor, with the certainty that even things meant to last forever actually don’t.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Andrew O'Hehir
    Any film that begins with one of those fake-news montages, where snippets of genuine CNN footage are stitched together to concoct a feeling of semi-urgency around its hackneyed apocalypse, already sucks even before it gets started.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    I felt like I'd been invited to a seven-course dinner, and all seven turned out to be cake – and then the host insisted on delivering a lecture about how cake would bring me closer to God.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An imaginative and largely intact retelling of this gory, troubling, uniquely sweet and uniquely dark vampire tale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    As "Birders" makes clear, and as Franzen would surely agree, birds and birders have always been among us and require no reinvention. What they have to offer us is what that heron offered me, for just a split-second – a sense that despite our best efforts we are still a part of nature, and not yet an alien species disconnected from the real world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its combination of dazzling cinematic craft, psychological insight and black humor make this one of the year's moviegoing musts -- and even or especially at her most deranged, Kim Hye-ja's amazing mother is profoundly, passionately human.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Not only does this film gloriously fulfill the potential that Ira Sachs has tantalized movie-lovers with for years, it also help explains what took him so long. Out of lost love comes a terrific work of art; it's the oldest story in the world, but it always feels new when it's done right.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    The most powerful documentary I've seen all year, and one of the two or three best films ever made about an artist or musician.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Manufactured Landscapes may tell you more about how the 21st century world actually works than you really want to know, but it's a heartbreaking, beautiful, awful and awesome film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    The result is giddy, exciting and hilarious, not quite like any artistic experience you've ever had.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the best movies of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Ultra-violent and ultra-stylish, Drive stands out in this year's Cannes competition for its calculated, hard-edged brilliance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    On first viewing, I conclude that Enough Said is irresistible, and demands a second (and third) viewing right away.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Andrew O'Hehir
    You may find yourself spellbound or colossally irritated; it's a close call either way.
    • 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
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Kristen Stewart doesn’t screw it up. She’s in on the joke, but she never plays Valentine as a joke. She’s alive and alert and present in every second of screen time, alongside one of the greatest living European actresses, working not for herself but for the benefit of a strange, imperfect and sometimes brilliant film. There’s nothing more you can ask.
    • 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.

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