Andrew O'Hehir
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For 1,381 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 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Gangs of Wasseypur
Lowest review score: 0 The In Crowd
Score distribution:
1,381 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Aladag's point, I think, is that no matter how righteous we may feel about this kind of zero-sum cultural collision, for the human beings involved it often results in unbearable tragedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's by far the funniest and warmest movie Araki has ever made, with much less juvenile angst and much more command of his craft.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I suppose the perfect ending to the chapter would be to report that The Beaver is a masterpiece. It isn't quite, but it does offer an astonishing and resonant performance by Gibson, who spends most of the movie playing two simultaneous characters, often in the same shot.
    • 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.

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