Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Andrew O'Hehir's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% '71 (2015) "It's a riveting, man-on-the-run genre movie, almost a combination of "Black Hawk Down" and "After Hours," rather than an allegory or a historical treatise. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 28, 2015
84% Wild Canaries (2015) "It offers an unpredictable ride that's kind of fun, or at least sporadically simulates fun. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
79% Bluebird (2014) "If you're willing to enter the world of downbeat northern gloom in Bluebird, it's a delicate and affecting drama with grace notes of mystery and redemption. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "A surprisingly delicate vampire spoof that's both hilarious and respectful, and that captures all the silliest, scariest and saddest aspects of the bloodsucking tradition in one delicious package. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 15, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "I wouldn't say that Taylor-Johnson has made a good movie from "Fifty Shades of Grey," precisely. That's asking too much. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 11, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "This movie often plays like a super-expensive, 21st-century version of one of those "Star Wars" knockoffs made around 1980 by people who weren't George Lucas. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
12% Seventh Son (2015) "Why does this movie exist? And what the hell are A-list actors like Moore and Bridges doing in something that seems so clearly destined to perplex insomniac Starz viewers several weeks from now? " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 5, 2015
99% Timbuktu (2015) "An extraordinary accomplishment, a heartbreaking, visually spectacular and largely accessible work from a cinematic master who is more than ready for international attention. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 2, 2015
74% Amira & Sam (2015) "It gets by on low-level sweetness and guile until delivering an unexpectedly powerful emotional sucker-punch at the end. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 29, 2015
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "While Strickland's films already aren't like anyone else's, his real secret is that even in this strange constructed world, his characters feel like real people struggling with issues that aren't exotic at all. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 27, 2015
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "There are many grades of terrible in Hollywood, and this is pretty nearly the worst. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 27, 2015
90% Mommy (2015) ""Mommy" is a passionate and generous portrait of three intersecting lives on the drab outer margins of middle-class society, told without condescension or sugary coating by an artist taking full command of his powers. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 27, 2015
36% Song One (2015) ""Song One" makes no grand promises beyond the moments these people share, but those are intimately rendered and well worth celebrating. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 22, 2015
95% Gangs of Wasseypur (2015) "It's a story about charismatic killers, men we love to hate, characters who are depraved, ennobled and finally doomed by their disregard for ordinary human decency and their devotion to an endless cycle of violent retribution. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 19, 2015
98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "If this is a familiar kind of film with a familiar setting and a familiar resolution, that intense delicacy makes it clear that its creator is an unusual talent. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 13, 2015
99% Leviathan (2014) "This is quite a movie, a bitter and compassionate work of genius that will reward repeat viewings and keep on getting better. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 13, 2015
51% Unbroken (2014) ""Unbroken" is a rousing old-fashioned yarn with numerous exciting set-pieces and an uncomplicated hero you root for all the way through. It's entertaining throughout and made with a high level of technical skill. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "All this is rendered ... in memorable and exemplary fashion. And it's all just a little more boring than it ought to be. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 4, 2015
92% Birdman (2014) "It's a quasi-religious fable about a man haunted by the past and facing a profound moral and existential crisis in the present, and it's a dazzling display of virtuoso cinematic technique and showboat performances. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jan 2, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "If "Selma" is limited by the kind of film it needed to be and by what its studio proprietors wanted to sell, it's still the best and most intimate fictional portrayal of the civil rights movement, by a long shot. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 26, 2014
46% The Gambler (2014) "An agreeable if ridiculous slice of old-school Hollywood machismo ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 26, 2014
98% Mr. Turner (2014) ""Mr. Turner" is a rich, ruthless and profoundly compassionate study of life and love and art, for those who find themselves on its wavelength, but it also presents itself as a challenge. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 22, 2014
89% Winter Sleep (2014) "Intimate, spectacular and masterful ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 22, 2014
61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Considered as contemporary CGI-driven action-adventure cinema, and as the template for a new generation of video games, they are rich and entertaining. Even in the decadent phase of his genius, Jackson remains an expert world-builder and image-maker. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 17, 2014
89% Still Alice (2015) "It's a way better movie than it ought to be, but not good enough to escape its pulpy, mendacious roots. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
97% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "[A] fascinating historical documentary. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 4, 2014
90% Wild (2014) ""Wild" is a moving, engaging and deeply sincere story, set against some of the most magnificent scenery on the planet, and most of Strayed's fans should be reasonably content. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Dec 3, 2014
90% The Imitation Game (2014) "As middlebrow, medium-impact melodrama goes, you could do worse. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 28, 2014
96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "The biggest honest-to-God discovery of 2014. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 20, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) ""Mockingjay - Part 1" is a penultimate chapter without a real ending, but it's also a thrilling ride full of potent emotions, new characters and major twists of fate, built around another commanding star performance. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 20, 2014
89% Happy Valley (2014) ""Happy Valley" does not try to lead you to any firm conclusion about who or what is to blame for what went wrong in the football-crazed farmland of central Pennsylvania, and viewers with different perspectives will understand it in different ways. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 19, 2014
82% The Homesman (2014) "A wrenching, relentless and anti-heroic western that stands among the year's most powerful American films. Not everyone will like "The Homesman," but if you see it you won't soon forget it. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 14, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) ""Foxcatcher" is a gripping yarn all the way through, even if we're not entirely sure what the point is. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 13, 2014
82% Bad Turn Worse (2014) "Southern does a nice job balancing out the super-obvious plot twists with the ones you don't see coming, and even when the characters more cannily constructed than realistic, the Hawkins brothers and the cast play it pretty straight. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 12, 2014
80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Any film made about two living people, with their cooperation, is necessarily going to be limited by considerations of tact and taste, and that goes double or triple in this case. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
84% Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2014) "Sono is so pure of heart, so full of enthusiasm and insane imagination and unwavering loyalty to the movie gods, long after the rest of us have stopped believing, that I forgive him everything. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "Interstellar is thrilling to watch across its moments but ultimately unmemorable; I feel it slipping away from me even now. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) ""Nightcrawler" executes its ideas with tremendous craft and cool, and the courageous and counterintuitive pairing of its leads - Russo is 60, and Gyllenhaal 33 - produces two electrical, interlocking performances and undeniable erotic chemistry. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 30, 2014
90% The Great Invisible (2014) "Quietly devastating ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 30, 2014
86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "It joins the very short list of intriguing experiments in 21st-century 3-D, which otherwise comprises Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and Wim Wenders' "Pina." " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 29, 2014
92% Force Majeure (2014) ""Force Majeure" is a prickly moral comedy for grown-ups, full of sharply observed moments, spectacular scenery and masterfully manipulated atmosphere. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
83% Listen Up Philip (2014) "Hardly anyone will feel neutral about this deliberately unfriendly film, but if you don't respond to it with revulsion you'll probably think it's one of the most ambitious and exciting American films of the year. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 16, 2014
77% Fury (2014) ""Fury" is a gripping ride all the way through, if somewhat restricted in its emotional and visual range. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 15, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) ""Citizenfour" is an urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 13, 2014
98% The Overnighters (2014) "If John Steinbeck were writing in the second decade of the 21st century, "The Overnighters" is precisely the story he'd want to tell. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
77% St. Vincent (2014) "We want the sentimentality without the education, forgiveness without expiation; we want assurance that there are no evil people, so that we don't have to consider whether we have tolerated them, enabled them or become them. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
47% The Judge (2014) "It's "what people want." Whereas I say the hell with people and what they want. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "I can't wait to see it again. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
67% The Decent One (2014) "I found this film to be one of the most profoundly disturbing cinematic experiences in a life full of them. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 2, 2014
86% The Blue Room (2014) "The real mystery is not a whodunit but the unplumbed narcissistic and masochistic depths of the male ego. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 2, 2014
31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "It all adds up to a lecture delivered in the Peanuts-parents squonk-voice, from someone much too young to be willingly wearing those mom-pants. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Oct 1, 2014
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