Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,125 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: 58
Highest review score: 100 American Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,125 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    There just aren't many laughs in this slack dramedy, and what yuks there are are fairly low-wattage.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Emphasizes action and eye-popping visuals over emotion.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Rollicks and rolls, thanks mainly to Roth's over-the-top depravity and Xiong's swingin', "Crouching Tiger"-style choreography.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    For all its well-drawn lines between good and evil, Four Brothers is ultimately passive entertainment.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Derivative dumpling of a romantic comedy about Irish sexuality.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Entertaining enough for the trick-or-treat crowd, but a bit more bite wouldn't kill it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    A fun if dumb movie.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Ultimately, the problem with this Red Dawn is the same problem with the first one. Despite the more realistic battle scenes, nothing in it feels more fateful than a football game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wants to be about life, death and the red liquid that flows beneath our skin. It ends up being more about stage blood and stupid plot tricks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The relationship is the best thing about the film, which otherwise feels hopelessly sad and tawdry.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Unfortunately, Nair's film doesn't so much end as fall off a cliff, the ultimate victim of viewers' heightened expectations that this briskly paced story will take them someplace -- other than around the block in a horse-drawn carriage.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie Vulgaria is not one for the kiddies. Then again, the description "for mature audiences" doesn't seem right either. The Hong Kong comedy, a broad, cartoonish -- and decidedly filthy -- satire of moviemaking is as sophomoric as they come. It's also pretty funny, in an unapologetically over-the-top way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Telegraphs its every move. There are simply no surprises.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Still, what separates Walking With Destiny from a run-of-the-mill war documentary isn't necessarily its insights into its main subject but its tangential stories about fascinating nobodies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    There remains a maddening emptiness where the film's ostensible subject should be.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    At times, the movie has the look and feel of the cheaply made late-night commercials that it mercilessly, and occasionally hilariously, mocks.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    This fairy-tale shtick, even when dressed up with a little class-war garnish, is hard to swallow.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie by Jean-Pierre Améris milks the tears in the home stretch, making little effort to hold the melodrama at bay. The result is a story that everyone can feel great about feeling terrible about.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The lens through which the The Intouchables was filmed may be too rose-colored for some people's taste, but the window that these talented performers throw open -- a window onto the strange and touching friendship between two very different men -- is crystal clear.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Plays less like a conventional medical thriller - think "Outbreak" - than like a dramatic reading of a "Nova" episode, performed by Hollywood's elite.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Preaches most effectively to the converted.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Crafted by writer-director Jill Sprecher and co-writer sister Karen - a filmmaking duo who are sometimes jokingly referred to as the "Coen sisters" - it will erase any lingering memories of "Fargo."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Alex Cross isn't meant to be analyzed too deeply. The title character probably sums up the best strategy for appreciating the film's modest pleasures when he says, "Don't overthink it; I'm just looking for a bad guy."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Its one-sidedness flirts with propaganda.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It never really feels like we've gotten to know the man himself, leaving the figure at the heart of I'll Sing for You a cipher.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Strikes several beautiful and lingering chords about the human condition, but the notes of the music ultimately never come together to form a coherent song.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s a movie about exploring the vast, “dark continent” of the ocean’s deepest places (to quote Cameron, who produced and narrates the film) that ends up feeling claustrophobic. Much of it was shot inside a metal sphere the size of a fitness ball.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Overlong, unnecessarily sex-obsessed and downright nasty at times, This Is 40 feels haphazard and unfinished, despite a few moments of laugh-out-loud humor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's plenty to scratch your head about here. Is it a drama? A comedy? And if it's a farce, what's it making fun of?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Those who are only mildly curious, I fear, will be put to sleep or bewildered by the artsy and often pointless visuals.

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