Michael O'Sullivan

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For 1,212 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 2.8 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 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1212 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Gently entertaining tale.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    An innocent comedic revenge fantasy that somehow manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    With its spooky atmosphere to spare and a riveting central performance by Kingsley, an actor who manages to elicit both terror and sympathy, I was able to forget all those things, basking in the pleasure of my own goose bumps. So, for an hour and a half, will you.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Is Along Came Polly a great film? No, probably not, but it is a very amusing one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Both wry and sobering, if such a thing is possible. In Jerusalem, apparently, it's inevitable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Gets most of its juice from listening to groups of people who were students and activists in segregated Clarendon County, S.C., and Prince Edward County, Va., during the years leading up to the case.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A thoughtful and surprisingly affecting portrait of a screwed-up man who dared to mess with some powerful people, seen through the eyes of the idealistic kid who chooses to champion his ultimately losing cause.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    What separates Calvin and Eddie from the typical comic hero -- and each "Barbershop" movie from the standard yuk-fest -- is that these folks know how to back up all the hot air with meaningful action.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Fairly fascinating little documentary.
    • Washington Post
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    XXY
    XXY is, in the best possible sense of the word, an awkward film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Momma's Man takes that germ of an idea and lets it flower, in a way that is both odd and oddly compelling.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Corny? Oh, yeah. But it's also reasonably good fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    It somehow feels richly, hilariously real, even -- at its most bizarre -- familiar.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Henry Fool, the fascinating and often infuriating new film from the idiosyncratic Hal Hartley. [24 Jul 1998]
    • Washington Post
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    If anyone can sell the idea of ... some psycho "Sherlock Holmes," it's Samuel L. Jackson.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Fitfully amusing comedy from director and one-time sitcom king Garry Marshall, the fantasy is alive and well among little girls of all ages.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    What sticks in my craw -- just a bit -- is the way the film doesn't fully trust the true story's inherent power.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    What a shame, therefore, that in its puritanical treatment of the only strong female character, the otherwise politically correct police story is blithely unaware of its own closet misogyny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A modest yet moving fact-based drama.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A charming, poetic and at times surreal stop-motion animation co-written with Etgar Keret and based on the Israeli writer's short stories.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    By going back to its origins and dusting itself off, the King Arthur story has proved itself to have a very contemporary resonance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Surprisingly brusque yet likable film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    What becomes clear is that Trumbo's humor is only one thing that helped him survive the professional and personal hardships of the blacklist, which drove more than one of his Hollywood friends to kill themselves and took a toll on Trumbo's children.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A sweet and funny take on the crossed-wire romantic couplings of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shakespeare asked, "Or in the heart, or in the head?" It's not a new question by any means, but it's one that is given a fresh and refreshing adult twist by Decena's heady yet steady-handed Dopamine.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    Levine brings a lot of visual style to “Mandy,” in addition to coaxing subdued, believable performances from his young cast.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie marches so quickly past the many milestones of Welles’s career and life that it doesn’t have to time to linger — lovingly or otherwise — on any of them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    Hello I Must Be Going isn't heavy lifting, to be sure. But it's still worthy of a little end zone dance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film’s counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film is less deeply affecting than merely admirable. It’s a good, slick and well-intentioned film that wants so hard to be an important one that the slight feeling of letdown it leaves is magnified.

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