Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,321 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: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Dark Knight Rises
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1,321 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A magical and supernally beautiful meditative drug-trip head-space picture (a full-fledged ZZM, q.v. above) for which all Euro-film masochists should rearrange their schedules. It'll be out on DVD soon, and that's great. But Garrel's films are almost never seen on the big screen, and this one's worth it.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Stop Making Sense is so beautifully choreographed that in some ways it's more like theater than a rock show. [Review of re-release]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a tremendous experience, whatever it is; the kind of thing supposed art-movie audiences used to tolerate and pretty much don't anymore.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I was thrilled and transported by it. It's a two-hour movie, and I'm only sorry it isn't two or three times as long.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Arias' blend of traditional cell animation and 3-D CGI effects is thoroughly mind-blowing, and the film's visual sensibility is utterly distinctive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Pitch-perfect social comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A wrenching, funny and wise little picture, with a diva-like junior star at its center.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    May well be the most exciting documentary of the year so far. I guess it took a British director, David Sington, to capture the story of the dozen American men who walked on the moon -- the only human beings in our species history yet to visit another celestial body.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's the most original picture by an American director I've seen this year, and also the most delightful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A dark and mesmerizing immersion into a distinctive world.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's the most ambitious and impressive Coen film in at least a decade, featuring the flat, sun-blasted landscapes of west Texas -- spectacularly shot by cinematographer Roger Deakins -- and an eerily memorable performance by Javier Bardem, in a Ringo Starr haircut.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Announces the arrival of a director radically out of step with the dominant conventions of American moviemaking, one who blends a social-realist vision and a passion for cinematic poetry.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A compact near-masterpiece that combines a slow-motion romantic comedy with a docudrama-style portrait of a remote, nomadic culture as it is gradually eroded by the tides of the 21st century.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Gibney's immensely funny and sad new motion picture Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson -- the "Dr." was a mail-order divinity degree -- is principally intended to rehabilitate Thompson and introduce his work to a new audience.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A highly unusual combination of craft, emotion and integrity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    If this actually were 1968, the pipe-smoking sophisticates of "Esquire" and "Playboy" would be proclaiming I Served the King of England a nettlesome masterpiece. For whatever good it does this film today, I'll stick my pipe in my mug and agree.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Intimate, terrifying and positively riveting documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A work of tremendous passion, daring and delicacy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What makes Tulpan remarkable are the extended unbroken scenes, both dramatic and comic.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Unmistaken Child stands above most others in offering us an intimate look at Tibetan Buddhism in action, with no external commentary or narration.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    An engaging and often wrenching film, Food, Inc. covers a wide range of material, including the horrific, the humorous and the exemplary.