Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,355 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 10 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 Child
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1,355 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The Tree of Life is pretty much nuts overall, a manic hybrid folly with flashes of brilliance. But even if that's true it's a noble crazy, a miraculous William Butler Yeats kind of crazy, alive with passion for art and the world, for all that is lost and not lost and still to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A sad, sweet, funny and ultimately unforgettable love story about a man and a woman and a father and son, and also ranks among the most affectionate and sensitive portraits of homosexuality ever crafted by a straight person.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's an expertly constructed thrill ride with wonderful atmosphere and tremendous good humor; if its heart of gold is artificial, that won't stop you from enjoying the heck out of it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A haunting, beautifully told tale about a genuine American original.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A gripping, mysterious use of no-budget cinema at its finest, and an intimate character study with surprising emotional power.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This story about Joyce McKinney, a one-time beauty queen who found herself not once but twice at the center of outrageous, tabloid-friendly news stories, is another of Morris' alternately hilarious and disturbing inquiries into the slippery nature of truth.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's also possible, I suppose, that a movie as deranged and grotesque and spectacular as Álex de la Iglesia's near-masterpiece The Last Circus, an overcooked allegory that's been dialed to 11 in all directions, simply doesn't appeal to you. But if you like your baroque sex and violence with a side dish of heavy-duty symbolism, and if the idea of an unholy collaboration between, say, Guillermo del Toro, Federico Fellini and William Castle appeals to you, then put The Last Circus on your must-see list right now.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A chilly, fascinating thriller at odds with itself.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A terrifically crafted little movie that bounces off current events and the nation's downbeat mood ingeniously, and that it variously suggests comparisons with the early work of Terrence Malick, Stanley Kubrick and the Coen brothers. Yeah, I think it's that good, but please note that I also said "little."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    My Joy has a bleak, grotesque, near-perfect poetry in its soul.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For the right kind of film buff, it's absolutely one of the most enjoyable pictures of the year - and if you've never heard of the guy before, I can't imagine a better place to start.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Full of imaginative, outrageous and egregiously insulting 3-D gags.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    There are so many great things happening on almost every level of this movie, from Swinton's haunting, magnetic and tremendously vulnerable performance, which is absolutely free of condescension to the suburban American wife-ness of her character, to the many unsettling individual moments.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What contemporary relevance you may find in Alfredson's chilly, marvelously acted and gorgeously composed new film of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - is a highly individual question.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Most famously, Belafonte ignited immense controversy both within and without the black community by repeatedly suggesting that Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice were the "house slaves" of the George W. Bush administration.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Terrifically choreographed, violent and amoral, but never wantonly cruel, Miss Bala is a knockout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    In the case of French actress and director Valérie Donzelli's striking and imaginative film Declaration of War, the autobiographical element is so strong that the movie's virtually a docudrama – but a dazzlingly strange docudrama with musical numbers, choreographed interludes and prodigious cinematic verve.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A dazzling and delightful work of modernist animation, a classic movie romance and a hip-swinging, finger-popping tale of musical revolution, Chico & Rita is the first big serendipitous surprise of 2012.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You either like this kind of ambitious, brave, borderless experiment or you don't, and I think it's absolutely magical and tragic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Undefeated is a genuine crowd-pleaser, a rousing and inspirational flowers-in-the-junkyard fable of hope and possibility in grim circumstances.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It offers some of the best Asian martial-arts choreography of recent years and an electric, claustrophobic puzzle-palace atmosphere that'll leave you wrung out and buzzed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Nasheed has traveled the world describing the Maldives as the Poland of global warming - meaning, of course, Poland in 1939. If his country cannot be saved from rising sea levels, he maintains, then there may be no saving Tokyo or Mumbai or New Orleans or New York.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Damsels in Distress is deliberately and purposefully irrelevant; its irrelevance is its strength. It's zany-in-quotation-marks and also flat-out zany. I laughed until I cried, and you may too (if you don't find it pointless and teeth-grindingly irritating). Either way, Whit Stillman is back at last, bringing his peculiar brand of counterprogramming refreshment to our jaded age.
    • 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.

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