Andrew O'Hehir

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For 1,484 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 8.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Andrew O'Hehir's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Zero Dark Thirty
Lowest review score: 0 Identity Thief
Score distribution:
1484 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a movie of tremendous visual daring, magnificent special-effects work and surprising moral gravity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It certainly is possible that Gere’s memorable performance as George – one that is far more physical than verbal, and that pushes the star’s legendary charm in unexpected directions – will put him in line for his first Oscar nod. George is never a cliché of homelessness, and neither the actor nor the film ever makes the expected or automatic choices.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    I'm not ready to proclaim Looper a sci-fi masterpiece just yet; let's let it sit awhile. But it's a lean, mean, smart, violent picture with a bit of Stanley Kubrick edge, fueled by the terrific Gordon-Levitt.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can't imagine a soapier setup, but Gilles' Wife taken on its own terms is a spectacular achievement, a heartbreaking cinematic work that finely balances melodrama, family love story and devastating tragedy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    You can argue that the plot of The Martian doesn’t offer many surprises, but this is a movie of innumerable delightful moments and small discoveries, and even more of infectious enthusiasm.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It Follows pretty much earns its buzz as the scariest and best-engineered American horror movie of recent years, and that’s all down to Mitchell’s sophisticated understanding of technique and the trust and freedom he accords his youthful cast.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This may test your patience, it's not for everyone, it's a stretch to call this "entertainment" and so on. As far as Heathcliff being black – well, deal with it. Arnold's simply right about that one, and it's Laurence Olivier and Ralph Fiennes and all those costume-drama versions of the story that are wrong.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    No
    A troubling, exhilarating and ingeniously realized film that’s part stirring political drama and part devilish media satire.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    To Ben Affleck's credit, he's made a terrific, pulse-elevating thriller that will leave the audience cheering.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A vital documentary in the truest sense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    It's a marvelously constructed personal journey, both wrenching and bittersweet, whose emotional ripple effects stay with you for days and weeks afterward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    With its cartoonish pace, larger-than-life characters and detours into farce and agitprop, this movie captures the accelerated pace of life in the financial markets and the vast scale of their mendacity far more vividly than a naturalistic drama could.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Amy
    Kapadia is a London-born filmmaker who approached Winehouse’s life, as he did that of Brazilian racing legend Ayrton Senna in his thrilling 2011 “Senna,” as a dramatic story with numerous twists and turns and a magnificent and tragic figure at its center.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a noisy, chaotic, technology-crazed 21st-century action film, but also one made with tremendous excitement, vigor and heart, along with a myriad of wonderful details.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Its stars, Emily Blunt and Natalie Press, are film newcomers who give startling performances. The photography is often breathtakingly original.
    • 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."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    For the most part, 20,000 Days on Earth – the approximate amount of time Cave has been alive on this planet – is an imagistic and impressionistic work, a Nick Cave-esque tone poem driven by moments of visual and thematic juxtaposition you either have to reject or accept.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Fast-paced, often hilarious fun and involves an imaginative and deeply weird use of cutting-edge digital animation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    A memorable, haunting and highly original American movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    The first Holocaust movie that's actually about another Holocaust movie, and in some peculiar way it brings us closer to the terror and tragedy of the original event.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    This is a muscular and accomplished work of kinetic cinema built around two tremendous acting performances, and it’s really about teaching and obsession and the complicated question of how to nurture excellence and where the nebulous boundary lies between mentorship and abuse.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    My Joy has a bleak, grotesque, near-perfect poetry in its soul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Skyfall is a push-pull between the past and the present, an effort to drag a symbol of maleness as iconic as the Union Jack bulldog on M's desk into a world of approximate gender equality and approximate acceptance of sexual difference. I'm not sure how sustainable that is over the long term; this is a smashing entertainment, but also one that feels over-engineered and constrained by its origins.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    McDonagh walks a hazardous tightrope from scene to scene, from amiable comedy to black-hearted farce to heartbreaking tragedy, often trying to strike all those notes within seconds. It doesn’t all work equally well, but the cumulative effect is powerful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    Terrifically choreographed, violent and amoral, but never wantonly cruel, Miss Bala is a knockout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Andrew O'Hehir
    What we see in Stanley Nelson’s urgent and necessary documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the story of an organization that meant many different things to many different people, and that changed so dramatically during five years or so in the national spotlight that it could almost be described as reshaping itself month by month and putting forward a distinctive face at almost every moment.

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