Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Salon.com , Sight and Sound
Total Reviews:
1273

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1273
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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." — Salon.com
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." — Salon.com
Posted Nov 6, 2013
65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " All normal physics is suspended and gods, objects and people go careening from one universe to another, which is fun to watch but extremely confusing." — Salon.com
Posted Nov 6, 2013
80% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) " It's another blast of vibrant, vicious, gloomy electricity from the always-surprising Russian film scene, and the beginning of an important career." — Salon.com
Posted Nov 5, 2013
94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Despite its clichéd elements, "Dallas Buyers Club" is a fierce celebration of the unpredictable power that belongs to the outcast, the despised, the pariah." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 31, 2013
69% About Time (2013) " It raises the inherent implausibility of the rom-com narrative to a new level." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 30, 2013
34% The Counselor (2013) " It's like a mumblecore movie about a bunch of Sarah Lawrence philosophy majors, made by coked-up rich people for 100 bajillion dollars." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 28, 2013
90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " It's perhaps the first great love story of the 21st century that could belong only to this century." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 24, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " "12 Years a Slave" offers no false Hollywood catharsis along with its muted happy ending, because we're not free from the curse of slavery yet. Looking at it, as it really was, is a start." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013
37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Cumberbatch's subtle and intriguing performance as the inscrutable Aussie loner behind WikiLeaks is surrounded by a plodding and minor melodrama that's ludicrously ill suited to the material." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013
76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " [A] brash, bristling, highly watchable film." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 16, 2013
22% Romeo and Juliet (2013) " "Romeo and Juliet" is too soapy and improbable to count among the Bard's very best plays, but it surely has some of his best dialogue, and messing it up this much is close to inexcusable." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 14, 2013
57% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " A cult classic in the making, if I've ever seen one." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 10, 2013
8% CBGB (2013) " I'm here to tell you why I enjoyed CBGB despite its terribleness. Or rather, because of its terribleness." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 10, 2013
100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " In the best documentary tradition, Williams allows these Christian missionaries and their leaders to speak for themselves, and there is no doubting their sincerity." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 9, 2013
76% Concussion (2013) " If you're looking for a marriage movie that's friendly, upbeat and reassuring, I suggest you keep on looking; if you want a startling debut film that merits comparison with Ingmar Bergman, Woody Allen and Nicole Holofcener, here it is." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 7, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " It strives to bring cinema's past, especially the rip-roaring, edge-of-the-seat thrillers Hollywood used to make, into its technological, weightless, oxygen-free future." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 3, 2013
45% All Is Bright (2013) " [Its] flaws pretty much disappear against the powerful and pervasive mood of working-class sadness, and the sense that the holiday season for grown-ups is almost always about loss and sacrifice." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 2, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) " As cinema it plays a lot like a knockoff of "Zero Dark Thirty," without the same ambition and scale and with dramatically lower stakes." — Salon.com
Posted Oct 1, 2013
96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " Just as "Sweet Home Alabama" speaks for itself without revealing its meaning, so does this American story of ferment and feuding and amazing pop music." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 29, 2013
100% The Wicker Man - Final Cut (2013) " An absolute must for all serious movie buffs." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 26, 2013
85% We Are What We Are (2013) " It's a sinister, wistful and even sad portrait of one family that has followed the insanity and bloodthirstiness of American history into a dark corridor with no exit." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
81% Don Jon (2013) " This is a sweet, lively and funny movie rather than a fully realized one, but it makes clear that Gordon-Levitt has a natural feeling for cinema and should do more of it." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 25, 2013
71% Newlyweeds (2013) " A smoky, jazzy, biting and heartfelt comedy about two young people, one love affair, American life, African-American life, Brooklyn and - oh, yeah - weed." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 23, 2013
89% Rush (2013) " I've seen Brühl in several German-language films, and I'm not surprised that he's perfect as the monomaniacal Lauda, but Hemsworth is the revelation here." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 19, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " It's the imitation-David Fincher pretentiousness that gets on my nerves." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 18, 2013
96% Enough Said (2013) " On first viewing, I conclude that "Enough Said" is irresistible, and demands a second (and third) viewing right away." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 18, 2013
49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " I am powerless to control my addiction to this kind of talky, theatrical, pseudo-therapeutic picture, which doesn't mean - as with other kinds of addictions - that I'm entirely happy about it." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 18, 2013
93% Mother Of George (2013) " This is one of the most striking entries in the 2013 global wave of black cinema, but also admittedly one that poses hurdles to audiences with conventional expectations." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 12, 2013
89% Informant (2013) " [An] evenhanded and carefully crafted documentary ..." — Salon.com
Posted Sep 12, 2013
92% Orphan Black: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " For my money, it's all calculated, not to mention weirdly delicious. " — Salon.com
Posted Aug 30, 2013
67% Afternoon Delight (2013) " "Afternoon Delight" defaults to a calculated, upbeat ending that has little organic connection to the story, but it's a crisp and often hilarious female-centric social satire loaded with delicious talent from the TV-comedy pool." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 29, 2013
89% The World's End (2013) " Seriously, what's not to like?" — Salon.com
Posted Aug 22, 2013
99% Short Term 12 (2013) " In showing us all the richness and tenderness and passion that's possible in young lives that have pretty much been discarded by ordinary society, Cretton invites us - in the kindest possible spirit! - to question our own privilege." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 22, 2013
75% The Grandmaster (2013) " All I know is that I got lost in it, and that I would still have loved it if it were twice as long with half the action." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 21, 2013
12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " An almost random collection of sexy-supernatural teen signifiers aimed at squeezing the penultimate dollars out of a declining trend." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 21, 2013
79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " It marks the arrival of an immense talent who will be new to most moviegoers - although Lowery is a well-known figure in the indie-film world - and it's surely one of the best American films of the year." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013
96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) " "Cutie and the Boxer" is one of the most unsentimental and unstinting portraits of marriage ever brought to the screen ..." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is big, brave, crude and contradictory, very bad in places and very good in others, and every American should see it." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 15, 2013
68% Elysium (2013) " Makes clear that Blomkamp is a genuine visionary who's trying to push the envelope of possibility in mainstream popcorn cinema." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 8, 2013
47% We're The Millers (2013) " It boils down to the idea that men and women alike yearn for what they don't have, and that making your way through life is about seizing the bizarre opportunities it thrusts at you." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 8, 2013
54% Lovelace (2013) " Seyfried's performance is worth the price of admission. But Linda Lovelace deserved something more." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 7, 2013
80% Europa Report (2013) " If this isn't quite a great movie, it should be an immensely gratifying one for sci-fi fans tired of the conceptual overkill and general dumbness of "Prometheus" or "Star Trek Into Darkness."" — Salon.com
Posted Aug 7, 2013
23% The Canyons (2013) " As a visual symphony, "The Canyons" is often masterful, and while it may be pornographic in places, it's never campy." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 1, 2013
64% 2 Guns (2013) " If you're craving some irresponsible and amoral old-school August cinema, with no redeeming social value beyond the message that our government has gone insane and we're all totally screwed, you won't be let down." — Salon.com
Posted Aug 1, 2013
92% The Spectacular Now (2013) " It often bugged me while I was watching it, but I couldn't stop thinking about it afterwards, which made it an awful lot like observing someone else's flawed love affair in real life." — Salon.com
Posted Jul 31, 2013
—— Neurotypical (2011) " Neurotypical is an important film because it's largely told from the perspective of people with autism, talking about their strategies for communicating with the so-called normal world." — Salon.com
Posted Jul 29, 2013
94% Drug War (2013) " The big budget and big social canvas have called forth one of [To's] best movies, a dense and involving police procedural with a dash of the grotesque and a persistent undertone of doom." — Salon.com
Posted Jul 25, 2013
52% The To Do List (2013) " For the most part it's a cheerful and sprightly comedy that delivers moderate laughs and should connect with the younger female audience that Hollywood largely ignores in the summer." — Salon.com
Posted Jul 25, 2013
69% The Wolverine (2013) " Taken on its own terms "The Wolverine" is the cleanest, least pretentious and most satisfying superhero movie of the summer." — Salon.com
Posted Jul 25, 2013
91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " A freak show whose alternately compelling and repulsive heroine can't disguise the fact that it's a movie by a sour old guy who no longer likes anything or anyone and who also, more damningly, just isn't interested." — Salon.com
Posted Jul 24, 2013
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