Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,115 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% 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 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,115 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's something dead and rotting at the center of Mama, and it isn't the ghost of the woman who lends the horror film its title.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    A blandly middling crowd pleaser.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Dull and repetitive, even by the standards of an already repetitive genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    If it's art, it's only mildly interesting.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a performance in search of a movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's no sense of perspective here.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Enjoy it, in moderation. It's your recommended weekly allowance of schlock.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    So light and airy, it almost floats away on its own breeziness.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's just that Pattinson's performance is so enervated that his Georges Duroy comes across as something of a cipher. He's not quite alive, yet also clearly not dead, given the amount of sex he has. He's undead, or at least uninteresting.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Catskills.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's heartwarming. But the film never really takes fire.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    Planet 51 is cute, but it's no "Shrek."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The swells of inspirational storytelling sometimes threaten to swamp the underlying inspirational story.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a highbrow romantic farce, without the laughs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The problem is, the movie doesn't really care if we are laughing with it or at it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's a nagging question at the heart of Chernobyl Diaries. It isn't what, or who, is stalking these kids. After awhile, the answer becomes apparent, leading to a denouement that, while mildly exciting, feels like a ride you've been on before.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    For those with no vested interest in this protracted and supernatural soap opera, but who do care about cinema, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 will be, unsurprisingly, a silly and somewhat cheesily made waste of time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    The hero of Sinister is almost unaccountably dumb. So, unfortunately, is the movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Michael O'Sullivan
    I've got another portmanteau word for the movie: unbelievaballistic.

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