Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,103 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Most Wanted Man
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,103 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    If you're mocking holier-than-thou-ness, you can't very well strike a hipper-than-thou tone.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie drains Cole and Linda Porter of blood and fills them with embalming fluid.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Less a tale of mysterious, tragic love than a three-way Harlequin romance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's creepy, all right. It's just that HOW it goes about creeping you out is sometimes just plain cheesy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It becomes, after a while, little more than a mind-numbing bloodbath.

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