Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,091 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 Song of the Sea
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,091 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    Though marketed as a comedy, this film is too creepy and acerbic to be consistently comic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Michael O'Sullivan
    Cares not a whit for such arbitrary concepts as justice, crime or punishment. It understands the relativism of right and wrong and takes a kind of perverse pleasure in reminding us that there are some things we'll never know.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Engrossing, educational, amusing and disturbing. And who could ask for more than that from a film?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sweet and wise little film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 37 Michael O'Sullivan
    There’s some fun to be had, as long as your idea of fun includes being grossed out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    There remains a maddening emptiness where the film's ostensible subject should be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shot with a shaky hand-held camera, Wonderland is a sentimental fairy tale with a gritty documentary feel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A gorgeously morbid meditation on the interconnectivity of life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    I can't get over the nagging feeling that Pleasantville's beguiling spell was cast by a real magician, only to be carelessly broken by the same clumsy charlatan.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is Carandiru's ability to humanize its central characters ... that gives the movie its wrenching, tragic power
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Michael O'Sullivan
    The smart but slight film implodes under the weight of its own "excessive linguistic pressure."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The plot is far from intricate, but Waking Ned Devine more than makes up for its narrative simplicity with a uniformly engaging cast of Hibernian oddballs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Both wry and sobering, if such a thing is possible. In Jerusalem, apparently, it's inevitable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    All about undertones, obliqueness and expectancy, about the scent, if you will, of something no one can stop
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wise, funny, sweet, sexy and kind.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Honest because it gets a paradoxical truth: There's more to life than football, even when there isn't.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The wisecracks fly fast and furious
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Argentine filmmaker Daniel Burman's shaky-camera, cinema-verite-style dramedy meanders in charming fashion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    As channeled by the extraordinary Hoffman, Dan Mahowny is less a freak than a nerve-deadened Everyman with the courage to search for something that makes him feel alive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s an informative, if slightly unstructured, narrative, yet it plays more like a horror story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    I'll say one thing for The Skin I Live In, Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar's ambitious, crazy, even a-little-bit-infuriating new film: I did not see it coming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Michael O'Sullivan
    Charming but slight comedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Michael O'Sullivan
    Very much like sex. On second thought, make that bad sex. Actually, sexual assault is more like it. It will leave you feeling used, bruised, violated, mistrustful and unclean.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Pure David Mamet is an acquired, but delicious, taste.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    As exhausting as it is exhilarating to watch, the film in the end is less than fully satisfying.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Michael O'Sullivan
    If these repugnant people were really your friends and neighbors, your time would be more profitably spent reading the real estate listings than the movie reviews. But for 1 1/2 hours in a darkened theater, the derailment of their unhealthy emotions makes for one compulsively watchable train wreck.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    There's a visceral, albeit somewhat goofy, satisfaction to this stuff.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    Boy
    A funny and touching coming-of-age story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    If you can hang on for close to two hours with almost no resolution, it’s worth the ride.

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