Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,006 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Incendies
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,006 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Planet 51 is cute, but it's no "Shrek."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    In the end, Daybreakers doesn't really want to make anyone think too hard. If that were to happen, they might stop to wonder why all the human survivors out there hiding in fear of their lives don't just become garlic farmers and call it a day.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's so much pluck and gumption on the screen you can smell it. Flesh and blood? Not so much.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    This "Holmes" is just about as silly as it awesome. At times, Ritchie and company try so hard to make sure this isn't your father's "Sherlock Holmes" that it comes across as, well, cartoonish.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a performance in search of a movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    In attitude, if not aptitude, Robert Pattinson in Remember Me comes across like a latter-day James Dean.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Jonah Hex may not be the longest 81 minutes you ever spend, but it might well be the most tedious.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    As Balthazar, Cage doesn't disappoint. He's just manic enough to keep the character from becoming too predictable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Charlie St. Cloud, like its star Zac Efron, is a gorgeous, unblemished thing. Both would be much improved with a tiny flaw or two.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    So light and airy, it almost floats away on its own breeziness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a highbrow romantic farce, without the laughs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    No ordinary horror film. If it were, it might be a bit better than it is. As the movie stands, it's a less-than-compelling relationship drama, with aliens.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Boasting a plot that's heavy on the magical shenanigans, this pretty and poetic adaptation of Shakespeare's play is a fantasia for the smart set, a literary novelty for anyone who wants to have fun without giving up food for thought. On that score, at least, it delivers, in spades.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    You can't fault the filmmakers for reshaping a diary into a cohesive film. You can however, fault them for taking one of the great antiheroes in preteen literature and turning him into, well, an even wimpier kid.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    You can't criticize it for false advertising.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The swells of inspirational storytelling sometimes threaten to swamp the underlying inspirational story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The problem is, the movie doesn't really care if we are laughing with it or at it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    There Be Dragons is like fine wine, served in a Big Gulp cup. A little is very nice. A lot is way too much.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's heartwarming. But the film never really takes fire.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's no sense of perspective here.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film's real problem is that it can't seem to make up its mind about whether it wants to frighten us or make us laugh.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The argument in Amigo is so heavy-handed - and its execution so crude - that by the time the movie winds its way to a predictable but uninvolving conclusion, nobody will be listening anymore.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Here's a better title for Griff the Invisible, a well-meaning but unengaging love story about two 20-something misfits: "Griff the Implausible."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Worse yet is the insincerity of the film's central performances. Too cool by half, Glodell, Wiseman and Dawson speak every line as if it had air quotes around it. In fact, the entire movie feels as though it has air quotes around it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    I've got another portmanteau word for the movie: unbelievaballistic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Blackthorn feels less like a proper sequel to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," which it purports to be, than a coattail rider.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    When all is said and done, Mike proves to be not only peripheral to the main thrust of the movie, but a drag on its momentum.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    A cautionary environmental tale with a thin veneer of entertainment on top. With its cotton-candy-colored palette of orange, pink and purple truffula trees, it looks like a bowl of fuzzy Froot Loops. But it goes down like an order of oatmeal. Sure, it's good for you. It's just not terribly good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    If it's art, it's only mildly interesting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The story is maddeningly oblique and incomplete, despite paying what at times feels like excruciating attention to the minutiae of a dying love affair's final hours.