For 991 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
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Nobody
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
991 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Easy on the eyes and hard on the head, Suriyothai is absolutely unaffecting where it matters most, in the heart.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    An offering so endearingly lame it seems to have missed the past 10 years' worth of special-effects breakthroughs.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Less a movie than a meticulously, tediously accurate Civil War reenactment committed to celluloid.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Really two movies in one, and there's not enough breathing room for both of them.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Not enough to keep this celluloid ship from sinking under the weight of its own stupidity.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    A soundtrack buried inside a sitcom.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's less a children's movie made for contemporary children than a children's movie made for people who still remember, and pine for, how children's movies were made 50 years ago.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film stars Bruce Campbell of the "Evil Dead" series as Elvis in a touching, funny and at times grotesque performance that is actually the best thing about the movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Beyond mawkish, Radio would be harmless twaddle were it not for the offensive depiction of its hero, the real-life James Robert Kennedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    What's strangest, though, about Die Mommie Die! is how material that was obviously so giddily irreverent in origin became so inert, so joyless and dull.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a silly, if simultaneously deadpan and stomach-churning, psychological portrait of one crazy lady.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Needless to say, in the age of inferior remakes, this would-be homage -- a sort of Wim Wenders Lite -- is a mawkish debasement of its source material.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Brit actors can't even be bothered to speak with French accents.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Offers little in the way of originality, real excitement or even genuinely transgressive behavior.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    A film so boring, unsexy, styleless, sluggish and physically ugly that its badness seems almost intentional.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film is so anemic you should probably order iron supplements with your popcorn, its plot so predictable it makes falling dominoes seem like a white-knuckle thrill ride.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Set against "Mooseport's" backdrop of ramped-up whimsy -- and not the kind that charms, either, but the kind that gets old faster than uncovered cheese -- Romano just kind of disappears.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Gives new meaning to the word "obvious."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's hard to say exactly what the point is to this sour tale.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Nosedive it does, abandoning all pretense of style and eccentricity for at-times laughable predictability and a parade of unconvincing red herrings straight out of Murder Mystery 101.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The filmmaker drowns his trademark edgy stew of smutty humor, stiff acting and dime-store insight into human nature with a gravy of glutinous bathos, making for a singularly unpalatable dish.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Comes across less as a fully realized work of storytelling than as a commercial for a corporation whose goal of entertainment has been replaced by that of making money.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Actually underserves its star, who is better than schlocky material like this would lead you to believe.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    As the film's boo! moments get spookier and more frequent, Godsend gets more and more inane.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    No movie this stupid should need a plot synopsis this complicated.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    As a whole, the film is a perplexing, dark and brooding exercise, which only makes its inappropriately cheery ending feel all the more slight.