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 Rushmore
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1484 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    A winning western with just a few dark eddies beneath the surface, one that features a star-making lead performance and some spectacular photography, but falls just short of being great.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A wonderful adventure film that's no less thrilling for its modest scale, and a film whose emotional power and intelligence sneak up on you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Terrifically choreographed, violent and amoral, but never wantonly cruel, Miss Bala is a knockout.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    The bittersweet conclusion of Finders Keepers suggests that the important question is not whether we can retrieve what is lost or fulfill impossible dreams, but how we respond to those failures.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Even these ludicrous notions illustrate the real point of Room 237, as I see it, which is that “The Shining” is a disturbing, complicated and highly unusual creation of pop cinema that works on many levels, and whose slow-acting toxin continues to spread through our cultural veins more than 30 years later.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    If a film can be both lush and cold, both erotic and cautious, that film is Lady Chatterley. It's a picture to honor and appreciate, not necessarily to love.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    Has an irresistible tragic and romantic undertow.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of tremendous passion, daring and delicacy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a rigorously crafted film steeped in the French tradition, but it's meant to be a sensual and emotional experience, not a verbal or analytical one. Most of all, it's a spectacular eyeful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Sweetgrass memorably captures a dying way of American life, a marvelously untrammeled American landscape and at least two animals — men and sheep — that despite their millennia-long domestic relationship still have a spark of wildness in them.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Andrew O'Hehir
    Scorsese is pushing, I guess, for something that combines a '40s horror-thriller with a contemporary psychological tragedy. What he ends up with is more like a Hardy Boys mystery directed by David Lynch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a dark and dazzling spectacle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You don't have to know or care anything about Formula One auto racing, or ever have heard of the legendary Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, to become fully drawn into this film's universe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Sessions should be taken for what it is, a sweet but minor fictional parable about the strange possibilities of love. You may find it significant, moving and even profound, but it has a limited connection to the real world and the real life of Mark O'Brien.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I can't imagine anyone not being both horrified and fascinated by Stanley Nelson's Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    If the narrative of Pariah is predictable and its delivery system rather after-school special, the characters and setting are unforgettable and Lee's coming-of-age story feels both true and moving.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    Maybe Joan Rivers is a high-powered engine of self-debasement who will go lower than anyone else for a laugh and a dollar, and maybe she's a skilled actress who has spent her whole life playing one. Either way, yes, she's quite something. And I'd rather appreciate her from a distance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What we see in Stanley Nelson’s urgent and necessary documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the story of an organization that meant many different things to many different people, and that changed so dramatically during five years or so in the national spotlight that it could almost be described as reshaping itself month by month and putting forward a distinctive face at almost every moment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fiennes' crackerjack Coriolanus stays true to the clever, almost mean-spirited twists and turns of the story, and preserves the authentic flavor and texture of the language.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s all just a little more boring than it ought to be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Andrew O'Hehir
    It’s a work of chilly wit and bleak metaphor, an artifice that invites the kind of analytical response where we pull on our chins and discuss how other people, more naive than we, will receive it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A haunting and riveting work, unlike anything else you can see at the movies and as such an explicit challenge to the unambitious, anesthetic character of most contemporary cinema. But is it easy, or delightful, or fun? It is not.
    • 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
    It’s gruesome and funny and dark and incredibly tense.
    • 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.

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