Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Salon.com , Sight and Sound
Total Reviews:
1354

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Closed Curtain (2014) " If you're willing to roll with the tremendous loneliness, sadness and ambiguity of this tender parable about life and art in bizarrely constricted circumstances, it restores Jafar Panahi to us as something more than a noble sacrifice. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 10, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Any film that begins with one of those fake-news montages, where snippets of genuine CNN footage are stitched together to concoct a feeling of semi-urgency around its hackneyed apocalypse, already sucks even before it gets started. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Inflated, interminable and incoherent ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 30, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) " The best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 28, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) " This is a real love story that's not about consummation or certainty, a variety we've all experienced in real life that only occasionally shows up in the movies. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 25, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Can simultaneously be enjoyed as a fun summer musical set in a bygone era and a Gatsby-style American tragedy about the impossibility of escaping the past. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 19, 2014
85% Coherence (2014) " Slightly too much like an unfolding mathematical puzzle, although an ingenious one that reaches a chilling conclusion. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 19, 2014
24% Third Person (2014) " It's a nifty construction - three parallel and sometimes interlocking love stories, each of them tricky in themselves - and even if you see some of its twists coming, you won't see all of them. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 17, 2014
59% Hellion (2014) " "Hellion" offers a startling and memorable portrait of adolescent life in downscale East Texas suburbia, along with a white-hot breakthrough performance from teenage actor Josh Wiggins. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Hill and Tatum make a classic and highly successful comedy team, balancing a series of amiable running gags and the most familiar kind of slapstick. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
100% Burning Bush (2014) " "Burning Bush" really isn't intended for American viewers, and you may need to do a little homework or scramble to keep up. Generally speaking, it's highly worth it. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
83% Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington (2014) " A fascinating case study in the promise and perils of ballot-box democracy, and the give-and-take nature of social progress. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
86% Borgman (2014) " [An] exceptionally disturbing film ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
88% Obvious Child (2014) " For many women who see it - and quite a few men too - it will instantly become a landmark moment in cultural history. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " It has enough plot density to hold your attention for a while, along with a few feints at character development. You might not much notice its fundamental dishonesty and mendacity, except as that odd sick feeling you have later. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
54% Citizen Koch (2014) " "Citizen Koch" is kind of a mess. But it's a mess well worth discovering for yourself - and consider the history of its production and the situation it tries to capture. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Jun 4, 2014
49% Maleficent (2014) " Whatever its flaws, "Maleficent" is a family-friendly Disney adventure that offers a relaunched and thoroughly delightful Angelina Jolie ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 30, 2014
85% Night Moves (2014) " The influence of early Alfred Hitchcock is all over this movie, translated in unusual and original fashion. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 30, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " While the whole thing feels weirdly miscalculated to me, "A Million Ways to Die in the West" tweaks the formula just enough, delivers a few laughs and keeps the guest stars coming. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 29, 2014
92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " I basically really enjoyed this movie, even while lamenting that I was enjoying it under mendacious premises and that there was something fundamentally cynical about its elegiac, retrospective tone. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 22, 2014
87% The Immigrant (2014) " From Ellis Island to Central Park to middle-class Brooklyn to the crowded streets of the Lower East Side, Gray delivers a gritty, muted portrait of Roaring '20s New York, photographed in monochrome tones by master cinematographer Darius Khondji. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 22, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " It's a bracing tonic for the bored palate of the mainstream moviegoer, and one of the most intriguing big-budget breakthrough films since Steven Spielberg made "Jaws." " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 16, 2014
100% God's Horses (2014) " "Horses of God" is one of the most forceful entries in a growing body of cinema that interrogates the causes and effects of terrorism, nationalism and fundamentalism in the Arab world. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 15, 2014
61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Million Dollar Arm is a dithering, uncertain film from an era of dithering uncertainty, when baseball has become a thriving global enterprise but long ago lost its aura of specialness in American life. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 14, 2014
82% The Double (2014) " As a pure head-trip visual and auditory experience it feels like one of the biggest discoveries, and biggest surprises, of 2014. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 9, 2014
72% Palo Alto (2014) " "Palo Alto" is a delicate tapestry of suburban gothic, romance and realism, with a surprising sweetness at its core and a wonderful star performance from Emma Roberts. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 8, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " This is a funny movie in places, but it'll be a whole lot funnier in the YouTube remix that runs 11 or 12 minutes. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 8, 2014
44% Blood Glacier (2014) " Yes, this is gruesome Euro-horror about the climate apocalypse and the possible end of life on earth as we know it, but it's also fun for the whole family. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 4, 2014
95% Ida (2014) " Yes, I'm recommending a black-and-white film about a nun and a judge in Communist-era Poland. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 1, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " This reboot-sequel with not all that much reason to exist turns out to be about half of a pretty good movie, and generally entertaining throughout. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted May 1, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) " It's a brilliant, slow-burning American revenge thriller that hardly puts a foot wrong, a work of startling violence and profound conscience that announces the arrival of an exciting young director. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 27, 2014
46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " This is a big-tent Christian film that wriggles around a lot seeking to accommodate multiple varieties of religious experience, and ends up terminally infected with the virus of postmodern relativism. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 23, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " "Transcendence" is a moronic stew of competing impulses - bad science meets bad sociology meets bad theology ... " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 20, 2014
94% Gojira (1956) " While the acting is hit-and-miss and the story jumps around somewhat confusingly, Honda's film is a one-of-a-kind experience all the way through, one that stands the test of time better than I had expected. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
85% 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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 10, 2014
64% 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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 10, 2014
86% 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. " ‐ Salon.com
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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Apr 3, 2014
89% 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. " ‐ Salon.com
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. " ‐ Salon.com
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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 26, 2014
No Score Yet J.C. Chavez " A compelling, impressionistic study of the boxer Julio César Chávez. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 24, 2014
75% 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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 20, 2014
99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Panh blends documentary, personal memoir and eccentric artistic experiment ... " ‐ Salon.com
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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
95% Particle Fever (2014) " The bracing scientific rigor and intellectual derring-do presented in "Particle Fever" are most welcome. " ‐ Salon.com
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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
89% The Wind Rises (2014) " A work of immense mystery and strangeness, loaded with unforgettable images, spectacular sweeps of color and nested, hidden meanings. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 27, 2014
91% Omar (2014) " A tender love story, a haunting tragedy and an expertly crafted thriller with flawed, damaged and not entirely likable characters. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 20, 2014
54% 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. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 13, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " There are some interesting things about "RoboCop," and - no, wait, that's a lie. " ‐ Salon.com
Posted Feb 13, 2014
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