Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,091 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Shrek 2
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,091 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Rated PG, which must stand for "particularly gullible," it's "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for people who slept through American history class.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's just so darn annoying to watch this attractive, seemingly smart woman throw her life away for some (admittedly rather hot) sex in the greenhouse.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    With the exception of a few dazzling special effects and a digitally enhanced camera move or two... it's also a towering bore.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Made me feel like a Christmas goose being fattened for slaughter. Its force-fed diet of whimsy cloyed long before the eagerly anticipated romantic payoff arrived to put me out of my misery.
    • Washington Post
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    So rich in processed sugar, canned sentiment and schmaltz, I thought I was going to throw up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Torpid, syrupy melodrama from the Chinese director of 1993's "Farewell My Concubine."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Will satisfy only those who can't tell the difference between the good, the bad and the ugly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film's maudlin focus on the young woman's infirmity and her naive dreams play like the worst kind of Hollywood heart-string plucking.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    While the younger Van Peebles certainly looks the part, Baadasssss! never feels like anything more than kids playing dress-up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    What's troubling about "My Mother" is not the way the sisters respond to the news, but the way that Paris and Fejerman have opted to make lighthearted comic fodder out of the daughters' responses.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Audiences who have avoided the multiplex these last few years because of the garbage peddled there are the only ones for whom this overly familiar "Walk" will be memorable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Ghost suffers most from a distinct lack of anything, well, cinematic.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a silly, giggly piece of pink-colored fluff, as hyperactive as its heroine and as redolent of bubble gum and Love's Baby Soft cologne as Lola apparently is. Yet the superficial sweetness masks something rotten.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    As the film's boo! moments get spookier and more frequent, Godsend gets more and more inane.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie drains Cole and Linda Porter of blood and fills them with embalming fluid.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Loud, dumb and obnoxious.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film doesn't even cut it as cheap escapism.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The underwhelming, only fitfully amusing movie left me hungry for more.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie and its star just aren't that funny.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a question of tone, which jumps back and forth between airy-fairy romantic comedy and leaden family drama with the alacrity of a manic-depressive.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's hard to know which is more annoying: The fact that writer-director Reverge Anselmo makes Dori's schizophrenic look like little more than a cute, sexually available lush or that he makes Mark's Marine act like a jarhead with nothing inside except fireflies.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's laughably stupid, only fitfully scary and relatively harmless summer fun – if you're 12 years old, in which case you probably aren't supposed to be going to movies like this anyway.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Collapses under the weight of its own pretension, a victim of misogyny trying to pass itself off as female sexual empowerment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    For anyone old enough to cross the street without holding hands ... the movie's a reconditioned lemon trying hard to hide its flaws.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    On the whole, it feels like a cross between a PBS special hosted by a series of low-rent Deepak Chopras and an infomercial for self-help audio tapes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The girls in 'Traveling Pants' are only mannequins wearing someone else's clothes. They don't get inside your head, let alone your heart.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Despite its impeccable acting and subtle backdrop of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, The Event lets its message overwhelm its emotion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    One singularly unbecoming character, who should, by rights, forever remain a "singleton."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    A series of cutesy but flat-footed jokes leading up to a foregone romantic conclusion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The 20th-anniversary sequel to the groundbreaking horror film-and the sixth in an increasingly awful series about the bulletproof murderer Michael Myers-is a styleless and predictable affair.

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