Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,482 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 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Amour
Lowest review score: 0 The Water Diviner
Score distribution:
1482 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This film never feels like copycat Americana to me. Its vision of the bleak, ruined, urban-cum-rural landscape of Naples and environs is distinctively European and postmodern, redolent of the spiritual and physical desolation Antonioni captured so memorably in "Red Desert."
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Extraordinary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A dark and mesmerizing immersion into a distinctive world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Turns a hysterical night of African-American humor into the hottest little picture of the summer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sprawling and adventurous tale of teen alienation, might just be the movie that pushes the Japanese new wave out of the film-geek ghetto.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A distinctive achievement, a World War II movie unlike any other and one of the few films ever to address a topic that makes almost everyone want to look away: What happens to women in wartime.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Great cinema? Hell, I don't know. But one of the most satisfying movies of the holiday season, that much is for sure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Dark, sleek, funny and creepily infectious, the genetic-engineering horror-comedy Splice is a dynamic comeback vehicle for Canadian genre director Vincenzo Natali, who made a splash a few years ago with "Cube."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A highly unusual combination of craft, emotion and integrity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The GoodTimes Kid has a whimsy, a passion, a sophistication and, above all, a vigor that's mostly drained out of Amerindie cinema over the last decade or so.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's both happy and sad. That's exactly the way to describe Hou's marvelous film as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Offers an exquisite tour of the twilight zone between high school and the so-called real world, as well as between bohemian subculture and the even stranger culture of America at large.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a carefully and almost classically balanced combination of ingredients, blending dirty-faced realism (so much more damning because it judges and condemns no one) with mystical fable of quest and homecoming.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A stylish and muscular thriller with some nifty twists and turns, a wicked sense of humor, several terrific performances and not one or even two but three of the best car chases in recent action-flick history.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    In the long and fraught history of Franco-American cultural relations, this movie is more than a peace offering; it's a loving, goofy, joyous French kiss.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fontaine and cinematographer Caroline Champetier create many subdued and unexpected moments of simple humanity, or of what a more generous Catholic than the Mother Superior might call grace.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Safe is both a slavish imitation of cinema gone by and a movie for our time. I found it wickedly entertaining and perversely refreshing in its total lack of contemporary piety.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    If this willfully peculiar and daring Cymbeline isn’t to all tastes, it brings back the blood, the thrills and the sense of moral discovery to a long-neglected work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Gray's peculiar accomplishment here is to turn this story into an intense emotional drama, beautifully photographed and profoundly ambiguous, suspended somewhere between realism and psychosexual allegory.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Features an astonishing pair of lead performances and one of this year's most impressive directing debuts. If this movie isn't quite the contempo-Greek tragedy it wants to be, it's still a powerful, unforgettable meditation on fate, cultural collision and the morality of renovating a house that isn't really yours.
    • 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
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A moving, surprising and provocative baseball flick that rises immediately to No. 1 with a bullet on my personal list.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Absolute dynamite.

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