Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,115 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 2.3 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 Way He Looks
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,115 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    It gets the bullet points of Sam Childers's life, but misses the target.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    What's Your Number? ups the vulgarity, ladling it on top of a rom-com base so insipid and predictable that the only thing to keep you awake is counting the number of times that the script drops the word "vagina."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie itself is already like one long commercial.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Yes, it’s all in good fun. And there’s a certain verve to the way Lynch handles the violence, even if he’s less of a stylist than Tarantino. But the film’s brutality... is so excessive, even if tongue-in-cheek, that it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    A glorified infomercial in defense of the holiday that contains about 15 minutes of actual content padded out with almost an hour of filler.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Save yourself 10 bucks, and an hour and 45 minutes of your precious time.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Mainly for those who are already infatuated with Cena's stoic, Mount Rushmore-esque countenance and who do not find the idea of the big lug leaping off the edge of a cliff onto an airborne helicopter's landing gear remotely absurd.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    To call Poltergeist laughable is not the same thing as saying it’s bad (although it is that, too.) It’s just that it seems less interested in scaring you than in making you chuckle. At least on that score it succeeds.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    Despite its deficiencies, Annabelle is not without a modicum of verve. It has its unnerving moments, but they’re outweighed by the sheer stupidity and predictability of the story.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    A classic example of a film that doesn't trust the strength of its source material - or the intelligence of its audience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    The whole thing is played for laughs that almost never come. To be sure, the film has its moments, but they’re few and far between.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's hard to imagine that any self-respecting man would want to sit through two hours - let alone two minutes - of such caustic man-bashing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Michael O'Sullivan
    A comedy that looks like a documentary but plays like a horror film -- to parents of teenagers.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    The drug-fueled romp turns ugly, sexist and misogynistic, as so many rap-star vehicles do.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    Even the Richard Rich-directed animation -- except for some nice but gratuitous computer-generated walking statues and dramatic ocean waves -- is not appreciably better than Saturday morning cartoons.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    I'm not sure if it was that or the cloying script, but after a couple of hours of spinning around listening to this drivel I felt like I was going to barf.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    I can't imagine why anyone would pay money to see this sorry excuse for a film, which plays more like a home movie than something from cinema professionals.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's all too, too cute and too, too forced for words -- not to mention too, too dark.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    Anyone with a modicum of good sense -- or a weak stomach -- will take it as a warning to stay the heck away from this literally and figuratively deadly "War Zone."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    A feel-good movie only in the sense that it wants to reassure today's white people about our own enlightenment and how far we've come in the evolution of our attitudes about race.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    Allegations of governmental double-talk and cover-ups are, unfortunately, boooring.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    Too highbrow for the multiplex and too literal for the hipsters, it's unsatisfying both as gothic camp and serious cinema.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    Full of the kind of obnoxious chitchat that only self-aware neurotics engage in. Christopher and Grace probably deserve each other, but that doesn't mean that any of us do.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    A loud, choppily edited and surprisingly unengaging portrait of speed demons.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's so much wrong with this movie.

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