Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Salon.com , Sight and Sound
Total Reviews:
1340

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1340
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
53% 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
48% 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
86% 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
91% 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
62% 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
—— 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
97% The Last of the Unjust (2014) " Murmelstein deserves his own movie and now, more than 20 years after his death, he gets it." — Salon.com
Posted Feb 10, 2014
32% 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." — Salon.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
95% 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." — Salon.com
Posted Feb 6, 2014
87% A Field in England (2014) " This hilarious, disgusting, brilliant and circular psychotronic odyssey is a blast from the submerged past." — Salon.com
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." — Salon.com
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." — Salon.com
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." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 30, 2014
92% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " 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." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 28, 2014
60% Young Ones (2014) " 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." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 26, 2014
91% Whiplash (2014) " This is a muscular and accomplished work of kinetic cinema built around two tremendous acting performances ..." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 23, 2014
86% 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." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 23, 2014
44% 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." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 9, 2014
71% Loves Her Gun (2014) " Marslett has a real feeling for this place and these people ..." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 9, 2014
36% 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." — Salon.com
Posted Jan 9, 2014
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