Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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88% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " It's shot through with sadness and beauty, with dry humor, with the certainty that even things meant to last forever actually don't." —
Posted Apr 10, 2014
70% A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power And Jayson Blair At The New York Times (2014) " On the most basic level, [Grant] tells a clear and thorough story about the most damaging plagiarism scandal in the history of America's flagship newspaper, and about the ambiguous and troubled individual who sparked it." —
Posted Apr 10, 2014
84% Under the Skin (2014) " One of the many startling things about "Under the Skin" is how complicated and distressing a story can be told with almost no dialogue and absolutely no explanation or back story." —
Posted Apr 3, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The signal-to-noise ratio on "The Winter Soldier" is all messed up, and the net effect is self-canceling. I enjoyed the movie while I was watching it, or I thought I did, but all that's left is an irritating buzz." —
Posted Apr 3, 2014
84% Cheap Thrills (2014) " Let's just say it takes a dim view of human nature that seems well supported by the evidence, and that if you have an appetite for fatalistic, dirty-minded gore you won't be disappointed." —
Posted Mar 28, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " There's so much delusion and so much delight in "Noah" that I have trouble distinguishing one from the other, or determining whether its most outlandish flourishes qualify as mistakes or as strokes of genius." —
Posted Mar 27, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) " At nearly 150 minutes, "The Raid 2" is just a hell of a lot of a good thing; in fact it's so much that it stops being a good thing, and tips over into decadent, incomprehensible farrago." —
Posted Mar 26, 2014
—— J.C. Chavez " A compelling, impressionistic study of the boxer Julio César Chávez." —
Posted Mar 24, 2014
77% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Lars von Trier has buffaloed all of us once again with one of the strangest and least summarizable motion pictures ever made: tragic and hilarious, tightly constructed and miscellaneous." —
Posted Mar 20, 2014
99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Panh blends documentary, personal memoir and eccentric artistic experiment ..." —
Posted Mar 20, 2014
100% Big Men (2014) " Fanon would have said that eventually "the wretched of the earth" will wake up and learn their lesson. If this vivid, compassionate but unstinting film is any indication, Rachel Boynton is not convinced." —
Posted Mar 14, 2014
95% Particle Fever (2014) " The bracing scientific rigor and intellectual derring-do presented in "Particle Fever" are most welcome." —
Posted Mar 9, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " This is one of Anderson's funniest and most fanciful movies, but perversely enough it may also be his most serious, most tragic and most shadowed by history, with the frothy Ernst Lubitsch-style comedy shot through with an overwhelming sense of loss." —
Posted Mar 7, 2014
88% The Wind Rises (2014) " A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings." —
Posted Feb 27, 2014
89% Omar (2014) " A tender love story, a haunting tragedy and an expertly crafted thriller with flawed, damaged and not entirely likable characters." —
Posted Feb 20, 2014
52% Adult World (2014) " Coffey knows his movie's at its best when Cusack and Roberts collide, and repeatedly uses them to overcome the script's limitations, and almost to dig a pit of chaos beneath it." —
Posted Feb 13, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " There are some interesting things about "RoboCop," and - no, wait, that's a lie." —
Posted Feb 13, 2014
97% The Last of the Unjust (2014) " Murmelstein deserves his own movie and now, more than 20 years after his death, he gets it." —
Posted Feb 10, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney's movie is a slow-witted, occasionally agreeable retread of numerous WWII band-of-brothers flicks its director no doubt watched on TV as a 1970s teenager." —
Posted Feb 7, 2014
96% The Lego Movie (2014) " What could easily have been test-marketed, corporate-processed crap ... instead becomes a surprisingly enjoyable and satisfyingly dense family entertainment that pays tribute to the spirit of free play and individuality." —
Posted Feb 6, 2014
88% A Field in England (2014) " This hilarious, disgusting, brilliant and circular psychotronic odyssey is a blast from the submerged past." —
Posted Feb 6, 2014
100% Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films 2014 (2014) " The fact that dedicated committees of conscientious human beings who know a lot about how movies are made weeded through hundreds and hundreds of submissions and picked their favorites ... is something to be grateful for." —
Posted Jan 30, 2014
61% Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2014 (2014) " The fact that dedicated committees of conscientious human beings who know a lot about how movies are made weeded through hundreds and hundreds of submissions and picked their favorites ... is something to be grateful for." —
Posted Jan 30, 2014
100% Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014) " The fact that dedicated committees of conscientious human beings who know a lot about how movies are made weeded through hundreds and hundreds of submissions and picked their favorites ... is something to be grateful for." —
Posted Jan 30, 2014
100% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz " It isn't great cinema, but it's capable and gripping advocacy filmmaking that took less than a year, start to finish, and will introduce a much wider audience to the issues behind the life and death of Aaron Swartz." —
Posted Jan 28, 2014
60% Young Ones " Even grading on a curve for originality, "Young Ones" only halfway works. But it's a genuinely idiosyncratic vision of near-future doom that's never boring, with characters and images that will stick in my mind longer than many better, soberer films." —
Posted Jan 26, 2014
94% Whiplash " This is a muscular and accomplished work of kinetic cinema built around two tremendous acting performances ..." —
Posted Jan 23, 2014
100% Cold in July (2014) " Mickle is the new Carpenter, and if you're into that kind of thing and haven't heard about him, you soon will." —
Posted Jan 23, 2014
47% Raze (2014) " There's enough craft and intelligence at work here that you can't dismiss "Raze" as meaningless sadism, but not nearly enough to make it worth the unpleasantness of actually watching it." —
Posted Jan 9, 2014
67% Loves Her Gun (2014) " Marslett has a real feeling for this place and these people ..." —
Posted Jan 9, 2014
28% The Truth About Emanuel (2014) " The film has an odd and striking energy, and the chemistry between Scodelario and Biel has an electrical charge to it." —
Posted Jan 9, 2014
97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " It's so assured and accomplished, so rigorous on both a human and technical level, and so clearly driven by love for this harsh landscape and its hardened people, that I was entirely swept away by its characters and their story." —
Posted Dec 19, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " This is the kind of movie where most people know what they want and are pretty sure what they will get, that being "more of the same, please."" —
Posted Dec 19, 2013
94% Her (2014) " "Her" is an immersive universe that's sometimes faintly satirical but more often lovelorn and transcendent." —
Posted Dec 17, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " Isn't it a pleasure to get hustled by such exquisite professionals?" —
Posted Dec 12, 2013
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " A sneakily effective work of manipulation that should charm family audiences through the holiday season and beyond." —
Posted Dec 11, 2013
75% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " Well, that's more like it!" —
Posted Dec 10, 2013
95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " "Inside Llewyn Davis" is one of the Coens' richest, strangest and most potent films." —
Posted Dec 5, 2013
83% The Punk Singer (2013) " Extensive interviews with Hanna then and now are included, along with band mates, friends, mentors and several different critics and journalists." —
Posted Nov 28, 2013
42% Oldboy (2013) " I would divide the potential audience for "Oldboy" into two groups: Those who will be disappointed and those who will be bewildered." —
Posted Nov 26, 2013
89% Narco Cultura (2013) " "Narco Cultura" shows us two nations locked in an expensive and destructive war whose only winners are the politicians, police chiefs and drug lords, and whose losers lie in marble tombs and paupers' graves all over Mexico." —
Posted Nov 25, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " A subtly told tale of tragedy and redemption, with much of the sentimental payoff you're expecting but several intriguing plot twists along the way." —
Posted Nov 22, 2013
90% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) " Yes, it's a cartoon. About Noam Chomsky." —
Posted Nov 21, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " It's a middle chapter, for sure, but a vigorous and fast-paced one that leaves you hungry for more." —
Posted Nov 20, 2013
60% Ender's Game (2013) " Straightforward, a bit literal-minded, very faithful to the book and largely compelling." —
Posted Nov 18, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " Never have cynicism and disillusion seemed more intoxicating than in "The Great Beauty," which is such an overwhelming visual and auditory experience that its elements of cautionary moral fable threaten to get lost amid the gorgeousness." —
Posted Nov 15, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " "Nebraska" is a ruthless social satire that proves Payne hasn't lost his misanthropic edge after going gentle with "The Descendants."" —
Posted Nov 14, 2013
61% Dear Mr. Watterson (2013) " Any "Calvin and Hobbes" fan will enjoy watching Schroeder's film, which is more a love letter to the strip and its publicity-shy creator than anything else." —
Posted Nov 12, 2013
71% Caucus (2013) " 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." —
Posted Nov 7, 2013
83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " A film that's supposedly about a disgraced bicycle racer becomes a film about why we're so eager to believe things - or invent things - that are evidently untrue, or at least unlikely." —
Posted Nov 6, 2013
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