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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Showing 51 - 100 of 1410
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
79% 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
84% 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
88% Gone Girl (2014) "It's a work of chilly wit and bleak metaphor, an artifice that invites the kind of analytical response where we pull on our chins and discuss how other people, more naive than we, will receive it. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 30, 2014
61% The Equalizer (2014) "If you skip it, you're missing one of the year's signal works of superior Hollywood craftsmanship. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "A flawed, ambitious and deeply peculiar portrait of one of the 20th century's most enigmatic musical talents, in the year before he ascended to rock-god status, that resembles no other pop-music biopic you've ever seen. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
100% Hellaware (2014) "A trippy, occasionally hilarious and oddly poignant Americana odyssey ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 24, 2014
95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) "I'm not sure it can be considered a documentary at all, at least not all the way through. But "20,000 Days" offers an exceptionally intimate portrait of an artist who has sometimes sought to resist explication. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Frequently irritating and occasionally insulting. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 17, 2014
90% The Guest (2014) "I enjoyed it from beginning to end, and if you've been lamenting the dearth of violent genre movies that don't assume the audience to be morons, you will too. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 16, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "I found this dark odyssey through an amoral dream Brooklyn curiously invigorating; it's a masterful construction that held me rapt from first shot to last, that builds intense electrical energy and then releases it. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 12, 2014
62% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) "I've seen only a handful of films in my life that were simultaneously so flawed and so powerful. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "Ultimately this is more like a movie than a story about real life, but at least it's a movie delivered with considerable compassion, delicacy and wit, built around unforgettable performances ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 10, 2014
68% God Help the Girl (2014) "This isn't a memorable or especially serious film, despite its nod toward "issues," but it has an insouciant spirit all its own. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "One of the things that makes Kennedy's film so powerful is that it's not just a story of stupidity and tragedy and incompetence, although there's more than enough of those qualities to be found in the history of America's Vietnamese misadventure. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
71% Memphis (2014) "An extraordinary visual and musical tapestry built around the compelling persona of real-life Memphis R&B singer Willis Earl Beal. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
78% The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014) "The note Stillman strikes here... represents something that's in short supply on TV between the idiocy of most network sitcoms and the arch, topical naturalism of Girls or Louie: Frothy satire that is lightweight but not utterly moronic. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
100% The Conformist (1970) "The unsettling blend of images and ideas in this movie cannot satisfactorily be disentangled or decoded, and it's the very strangeness of Bertolucci's masterpiece that has made it so influential in cinema history. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
65% Life Of Crime (2014) "I found "Life of Crime" pretty doggone funny, but the humor is understated and undercut with notes of brutality and nihilism. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
94% Love Is Strange (2014) "You need to give "Love Is Strange" your eyes and ears and attention, let it work its effects on you gradually, like the lovely Chopin piano music that forms the spine of its soundtrack. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 22, 2014
88% That Man from Rio (1964) "The fun feels forced almost all the way through "That Man From Rio," at least until the pure action and Belmondo's athleticism take over. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 21, 2014
82% The Expedition to the End of the World (2014) ""Expedition" is like a stoned camping trip to an unimaginably distant location, where your companions are a group of brilliant intellectuals, artists and scientists. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 20, 2014
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) "Neither of the "Trip" movies is just random comedy bits; although partly improvised and deliberately episodic, they are actually carefully constructed narrative films with actors and characters. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 14, 2014
36% The Giver (2014) "The truth is that it's dim, perfunctory and wide-eyed, at least in every moment when Bridges isn't on the screen. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 14, 2014
71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) "Has elements of legal thriller, political drama, academic throwdown and scientific geek-out. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 14, 2014
21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "I had to draw on my own ninja training and reflect intensively on the transitory nature of all phenomena, just to fend off the profound yearning for death. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
70% What If (2014) "There's nothing unfamiliar or unconventional about the thoroughly charming indie rom-com "What If" - but that is precisely this movie's secret. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 7, 2014
27% The Maid's Room (2014) ""The Maid's Room" doesn't quite work, intriguing premise and all, and that the fault lies with Walker's labored script and wooden characterization. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 7, 2014
68% Web Junkie (2014) "The human stories in "Web Junkie" are instantly identifiable, stories of a world where everyone has been brought closer together and simultaneously kept apart. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 6, 2014
38% Child Of God (2014) "There's no denying Franco's ambition, and in "Child of God" you can see evidence (almost for the first time) that he's reaching for something he may one day attain. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) "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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 31, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "I didn't enjoy it enough that I will ever want to sit through it again. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 31, 2014
80% Get On Up (2014) "Chadwick Boseman's performance as the brilliant, arrogant and magnetic Godfather of Soul may cause theater screens coast to coast to spontaneously catch fire, split their pants at the seams and give up the funk. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 30, 2014
77% Happy Christmas (2014) "A subtle, witty, wise and deeply compassionate American movie. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 29, 2014
90% The Kill Team (2014) "A terrifying example of how easily basic human decency and morality can melt away in the fog of war. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
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