Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,032 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Incendies
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,032 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Save yourself 10 bucks, and an hour and 45 minutes of your precious time.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie itself is already like one long commercial.
    • 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.