Michael O'Sullivan

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For 1,319 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1319 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's tasty enough, and probably good for you, but at 73 minutes, the film is hardly a very filling entree.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Microbe and Gasoline doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it just might ride four of them into your heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Michael O'Sullivan
    While the younger Van Peebles certainly looks the part, Baadasssss! never feels like anything more than kids playing dress-up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Peace Officer piles up evidence of outrageous excess, provoking what is likely to be a response, from its audience, that is far less measured than that of its main subject.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Kennebeck may be a newcomer to feature filmmaking, but her grasp of the material is accomplished.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Modest but nonetheless devastating documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    An okay movie made nearly great by one great thing: the bravura, mercilessly watchable performance of Charlize Theron.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    McKinney, a woman whose spellbinding and baffling presence - nay, performance - in Tabloid more than lives up to her recent off-screen antics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's great fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Days of Future Past is, in itself, as intoxicating as a shot of adrenaline. It’s what summer movies are meant to be.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Polisse is hard to watch at times, but it's also hard not to.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Michael O'Sullivan
    I remained strangely dry-eyed up to the final shot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    One thoroughbred of a movie. Sleek, well-muscled and brisk, director Steven Soderbergh's newest offering delivers just about everything anyone could possibly want from filmed entertainment -- except deep thought.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Never preachy, never sanctimonious nor touchy-feely.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Eminently watchable thanks to strong performances from its three leads (McKellen, Redgrave, Fraser).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is through the genius of Frears, screenwriter Jimmy McGovern and this talented cast that Liam lets no one off the hook, least of all the audience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    The path taken by the film is somewhat labyrinthine and obscure, but it offers enough rewards to counterbalance its frustrations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," Flame and Citron is the story of handsome rogues with guns. It's fast-paced, stylish and thrilling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    On one level, The Attack is a mystery, but not the kind you think. It’s obvious from the start who detonated the bomb; the only question is why. It’s a question that probably cannot be answered to the satisfaction of anyone living outside Israel or the occupied territories.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's actually a lot going on in this little movie, and first-time feature director Stephen Daldry, turning his talents from the theater, handles all of it deftly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    At times, In Order of Disappearance is a bit too self-consciously clever. But what saves it, paradoxically — even, at times, delightfully — from skidding off course into cliche is the profound appeal of its middle-of-the-road, but never dull, protagonist.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s a movie that’s as fun to watch as it is funny. But the real appeal of Big Hero 6 isn’t its action. It’s the central character’s heart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Michael O'Sullivan
    Joe
    Nicolas Cage delivers what may his best, most nuanced performance yet in the gritty, hypnotic and deeply moving Joe.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The relationship is the best thing about the film, which otherwise feels hopelessly sad and tawdry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    By the end of this troubling film, the cognitive dissonance that it highlights — between the theoretical glorification of the illegal Mexican drug industry and its actual cost in blood — is jarring. It’s an important film, but Narco Cultura is also maddeningly hard to watch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's part sugar, part spice (cayenne, not nutmeg) and all-around brilliant.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Far filthier and a good bit funnier than Trey Parker and Matt Stone's sophomoric cable TV show ever dared to be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Like a haiku, it is not what is said, but what is unsaid, that leaves the most lasting echoes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Georgian writer-director Zaza Urushadze avoids histrionics or moralizing, relying on a strong cast that expresses the film’s central argument about war’s absurdity largely through taciturn action, not words.

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