Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,053 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 2.1 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 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,053 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wickedly clever drama.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Could hardly be more suspenseful if it were scripted.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's hard not to feel a certain affection for a tale that is so unapologetic about just that: affection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A touching and unusual road movie-cum-buddy film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    Miyazaki, like an evil sorcerer, has plucked the heart out of Jones's story and left it there to die.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    By land or by sea, there aren't many movies that can move you like that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a gorgeous and, believe it or not, riveting documentary . . . about sheep.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The insecurities that seem to feed Rivers's often angry humor -- and that have left her face looking like a mask frozen in horror -- are left unexamined.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Their characters' desire (Scott Thomas and Zylberstein) -- no, need -- to repair their fragile bond feels as achingly real as the mother lode of hidden pain that gets exposed by the work of these two great actresses.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes works both as allegory and action-adventure film. The internecine conflict between apes mirrors the troubled history of our own race.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Let Me In wants to make your flesh crawl, and it probably will. But it's unlikely to ever get under anyone's skin, the way "Let the Right One In" did.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Hilary and Jackie plumbs the cistern of family dysfunction and musical genius to profound and haunting effect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Although the cast is uniformly strong, the real revelation here is "The X-Files' " Anderson, who plays Lily with subtle gradations of emotional depth unexpected from someone who has made a career out of deadpan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Poignant, heartbreaking proof that, sometimes, love is just not enough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is difficult to watch, but it's also impossible to take your eyes off the screen. It does not blench at the things that Hollywood routinely blenches at: substance abuse, dying, family dysfunction, love.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The disturbing ideas it plants in the soil of the soul need time and darkness ? not light ? to germinate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Powerful yet ambiguous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A touching documentary on the immigrant experience -- or at least one very tough slice of it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Haunting little film, whose chaotic universe is churned up by the conflict between the haves and the have-nots.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Troubling and powerful film, lingering on screen well into the final credits and in the minds of its audience long after the house lights have come on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A sprawling yet engrossing documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wetlands has only a sketchy plot, based largely on Helen’s dreams, fantasies and childhood memories. It isn’t terribly clear where the movie — or its hedonistic heroine — is going, but getting there is one wild ride.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's an infusion of zip that's sorely needed, because the chief deficiency of A Bug's Life so far is its blandness….The film's other weakness is the low-octane vocal performances of its leading cast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    What the movie may lack in "Saving Private Ryan"-style gloss, it more than makes up for in authenticity, or, in other words, heart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Together, under the assured direction of first-time feature filmmaker Oren Moverman, these three actors tell a story that is at once hard-hitting and bizarrely gentle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    God Loves Uganda clearly lays the blame for it at the feet of the American evangelical movement. The movie doesn’t really argue its case, preferring to stand back, in quiet outrage, as the representatives of that movement are shown with the match in their hands.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Michael O'Sullivan
    The kind of stunning and contentious work of art that will leave a lot of folks speechless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Maybe Thomas Wolfe was right: You can't go home again
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    A portrait of a sometimes surly, often foulmouthed, always brilliant artist that is at once humane, horrific, hilarious and deeply moving.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    The real value of poetry - of the contest itself - is not revealed until the closing credits, when we see the impressive list of colleges that the movie's four subjects have gone on to.

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