Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,456 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 9.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 American Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 The Replacements
Score distribution:
1456 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a fascinating film, full of drama, intrigue, tragedy and righteous indignation, but maybe its greatest accomplishment is to make you feel the death of one young man -- a truly independent thinker who hewed his own way through the world, in the finest American tradition -- as a great loss.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Well, if you care about movies, I'm telling you to carve out time for Vincere, a strange and powerful blend of historical fact and dreamlike imagination that captures both the charisma and the murderous madness of the young Benito Mussolini.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Her
    This is a handcrafted, passionate and sometimes impossibly beautiful film that argues for both the past and the future, with a poetic spirit that’s extremely rare in American cinema.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a wonderful, passionate, well-nigh unforgettable adaptation of a great novel about the horrors of love, and the wonderful fact that at least some of us live through it and come back for more.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Coffin and Renaud's execution is fresh, sincere, often lovely and a great deal of fun -- and in this kind of movie, and this kind of movie summer, execution is everything.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most beautiful and endearing nature films you've ever seen, despite being filmed almost entirely within a major metropolis, and a love story that will repeatedly reduce you to tears.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For all its flaws, In the Bedroom is an unusual accomplishment, a serious drama about violence and morality that plays out with a fatalistic intensity somewhere between Greek tragedy and film noir.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Inevitably a little patchier and less startlingly original than its predecessor -- S2 is an ingenious, often hilarious, movie that does nothing to diminish the well-deserved cult reputation of its director.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings. It feels to me like a meditative epic about Japan’s traumatic journey into modernity, and a complicated allegory about the innocence, arrogance and culpability of artists. It’s one of the most beautiful animated films ever made, and something close to a masterpiece.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This gripping and grotesque portrait of retail politics in the Hawkeye State, entirely free of editorial commentary, locates truths about the contemporary Republican Party and our flawed electoral system that a more tendentious account never could.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What makes the movie memorable is the precision of its tone, its finely calibrated combination of bitterness and warmth. Of course the acting is tremendous, and you'd expect nothing less.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Although Turtles Can Fly is a lyrical, often lovely film with touches of humor, it's also a remorseless tragedy that doesn't offer its child protagonists any false redemption.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A compelling family melodrama somewhat in the manner of late John Cassavetes or early Robert Altman…the film combines high production values, terrific acting and a distinctively American lyricism in a combination you hardly ever see these days.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The results, in my judgment, are stunning...and at certain moments during the film I wondered whether I had myself fallen asleep and was dreaming its hellish, haunted images.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's both a supremely controlled exercise in form and tone and an intriguing exploration of the ways new technology intersects with age-old questions of dominance, control and individuality, particularly in the school setting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I hope viewers don’t come away from this essential documentary with the belief that Western AIDS activists in general turned their backs on poor black people just as soon as they got medicine that worked. That isn’t remotely fair. Blame for the African AIDS holocaust falls on the Big Pharma companies who put patents and profits ahead of human life, and on all of us who let them get away with it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    As with any other movie, it’s all a question of what attitude you carry into the theater, and whether you’re prepared to go where Malick wants to take you. All I can tell you is that once I surrendered to the ebb and flow of Lubezki’s images, the elegiac and almost anti-narrative mode, the sweet-sad blend of romance, eroticism and tragedy and the hypnotic score – which mixes contemporary electronic pop with Berlioz, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Henryk Górecki and Arvo Pärt – I really never wanted it to stop.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Trapero makes naturalistic films with plenty of sex, violence and dark humor; in Carancho you can see the influence of 1950s film noir, the ballsy renegades of 1970s American cinema (especially early Martin Scorsese) and a little touch of the Coen brothers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a magnificent miniature, a supremely tender work that's full of emotion and even sentimentality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This terrifying, seductive and adrenaline-fueled movie has found a new form of freedom for cinema.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Pitch-perfect social comedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Klayman's riveting, vérité-style film captures this burly, bigger-than-life figure over the past three years, as his activism has heightened, his art has grown increasingly confrontational and he has deliberately blurred the distinction between aesthetics and politics.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The good news is that Alfredson finds his footing in The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and delivers a rousing, grueling, almost operatically scaled finale to the series.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    In some ways Shake Hands With the Devil hits harder than either "Hotel Rwanda" or the recent HBO film "Sometimes in April."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fruitvale Station is a document of irreparable grief and paradoxical hopefulness; it launches the careers of two immensely talented young African-American artists and offers the possibility that Oscar Grant’s life, while it was much too short and ended so dreadfully, served a higher purpose in the long arc of history.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    One of the most exciting Hollywood action films in years, and the best Vietnam movie since "Apocalypse Now."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A nerve-jangling work of visual poetry and ironic juxtaposition, and a powerful human story of a group of brave young Americans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Master is often spectacular and never less than handsome, and it has numerous moments of disturbing and almost electrical power. I can't say, after one viewing, that I found it moving or satisfying as a whole, but I'm also not sure it's supposed to be. This is an almost apocalyptic tale of thwarted emotion - love cut short - set in a pitiless land of delusions.

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