Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,053 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 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,053 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    One singularly unbecoming character, who should, by rights, forever remain a "singleton."
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It would be one thing if Christmas With the Kranks were a satire on the assaultive, bullying nature of contemporary Christmas celebration in this country, but it's not. It's an ugly glorification of it.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It has as much of an ax to grind as the humorless and misguided bureaucrats it mocks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Unfortunately, the more traditionally drawn 2-D human characters are as flat, in every sense of the word, as can be.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    What it suffers from most is the sense of offhand storytelling that lies halfway between creative laziness and cost-cutting sloppiness.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    I started out this journey actually liking children. By the end of the movie, I wasn't so sure.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Lacks "spark."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sure, I laughed. Yes, I cried. But mostly I just wanted to throw up.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It doesn't satisfy in the way a good thriller ought to.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    A syrupy Italian power ballad along the lines of the ones on the movie's soundtrack. Its tune is mawkish, bombastic but, in the end, not especially resonant.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It starts with a bang and ends with a whimper.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Loud, dumb and obnoxious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Feels like something I know is supposed to be good for me, but that I just couldn't stomach.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The underwhelming, only fitfully amusing movie left me hungry for more.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    A series of cutesy but flat-footed jokes leading up to a foregone romantic conclusion.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie and its star just aren't that funny.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The dialogue is often drowned out by engine noise.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's not Deuce's satisfied clientele, but the audience, that gets the shaft.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Not terrible so much as terminally silly.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Tailored for the readership of Teen People magazine and about as thought-provoking as the average 500-word celebrity profile.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie based on Young's 2002 memoir is a good bit blunter. One early laugh comes at the expense of a pig urinating on a woman's feet at the BAFTA awards, the British equivalent of the Oscars. And it doesn't get much better, or much smarter, than that.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Seriously, though, watching New in Town left me feeling as pained as Zellweger, playing Lucy Hill, looks.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    A lowbrow, only fitfully amusing comedy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    But seriously, folks, if you're going to make a scary movie, shouldn't you be able to do it without resorting to both "Blair Witch"-style found footage and movie stars? (Will Patton and Elias Koteas also show up as, respectively, an angry sheriff and a psychologist friend of Abbey's.)
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    The problem is not the credulity-stretching script. Or even that much of the movie just isn't all that funny. The problem is that it thinks it's freakin' hilarious.

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