Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,008 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,008 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    As Primer progresses, it just gets murkier and the experience of it more drudgelike.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    One singularly unbecoming character, who should, by rights, forever remain a "singleton."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie drains Cole and Linda Porter of blood and fills them with embalming fluid.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The notions of the good man's complicity through inertia and of innocence tarnished by association are ones that have been more powerfully explored before.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Ghost suffers most from a distinct lack of anything, well, cinematic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    There are a couple of good things about the film, chief among which is Land's naturalistic performance. But the overall sense of it, heightened by a folk-guitar score so spare it feels like part of the soundtrack is missing, is not one of poignant minimalism but emptiness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's hard to say exactly what the point is to this sour tale.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Did you hear about the Morgans? Trust me, you don't want to.
    • 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.)
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    There are only two really good jokes -- or two really gross ones, depending on your sensibility -- in She's Out of My League. Both of them are stolen.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie itself is already like one long commercial.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Save yourself 10 bucks, and an hour and 45 minutes of your precious time.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Playing a hero who's meant to be something akin to the young Dalai Lama, Ringer brings less than zero gravitas to the role. He makes the kid who plays Gibby on "iCarly" look like Sir Laurence Olivier.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Suffers from an increasingly common movie defect: appealing, sharply drawn supporting characters, and a cast of main characters that is as unlikely as it is unlikable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wild Grass might be the strangest film I've seen all year. Maybe all millennium. Is it any good? Quite frankly, I have no idea.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    The littlest children in your house may find something to titter at from time to time, but based on the reaction of a young screening audience, it won't be often.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    At nearly two hours, the movie feels bloated. It could easily lose 30 minutes, give or take, and live. It would still not, however, live up to its title.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    A comedy that looks like a documentary but plays like a horror film -- to parents of teenagers.