Michael O'Sullivan

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For 1,132 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Joe
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,132 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    An unfunny comedy by Tony Vitale that is enacted not by fleshed-out characters but by hackneyed, two-dimensional stereotypes. There’re so many sexual and ethnic caricatures, it’s hard to know which is most offensive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film, like the cheap double-scotches quaffed down by the central character, leaves a distinctly sour aftertaste that's hard to wash away the morning after.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Collapses under the weight of its own pretension, a victim of misogyny trying to pass itself off as female sexual empowerment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Ghost suffers most from a distinct lack of anything, well, cinematic.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    One hackneyed, inauthentic, predictable scene after another.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    Goes nowhere fast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    As Primer progresses, it just gets murkier and the experience of it more drudgelike.
    • 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.

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