Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,016 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Most Wanted Man
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,016 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Despite some Cold War humor, the formulaic film is aimed squarely at the youngest of young children.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    What really sells this three-hanky tear-jerker -- and there were a lot of women buying it during a recent screening -- is Lane's steely and vulnerable performance. Like Tinker Bell, she almost made me believe in fairies. Almost.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Morning Light, sailor's delight. All others be forewarned.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a rousing, fast-paced tale, told with a modicum of verve and packed with colorfully flawed, occasionally heroic and even tragic characters. It also feels disappointingly bloated and too fast-paced by half.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The singer-actress has screen presence to spare and a nice, rich voice. By the time her young fans outgrow her -- or she them -- she should have an excellent chance at a second career. Making, you know, real movies and real music.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Beltrn, for his part, makes a solidly believable Garca Lorca. The problem is with the man with whom he's obsessed. In Pattinson's performance, we never see what Garca Lorca sees in Dal.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    A fable that is by turns antic, scary, sweet and, in the end, slightly soulless. In other words, it's a heartwarmer that doesn't have much of a heart itself.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Much of the film's humor hovers around crotch level. If jokes about mental illness, terminal disease and sex with orangutans sound funny to you, go for it.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Its one-sidedness flirts with propaganda.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's like a PBS version of a movie of the week about child abduction, complete with histrionic, spit-flecked speechifying in quaint Irish brogues.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a case of the heart being in the right place, but the script getting in the way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Based on "Romeo and Juliet" the way a martini is "based" on vermouth.
    • 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
    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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Tries to cram too many ingredients into one small pot.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    This fairy-tale shtick, even when dressed up with a little class-war garnish, is hard to swallow.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The unsatisfying thriller A Perfect Murder is a triumph of style over substance, with style in this case winning only by default.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Guaranteed-to-bum-you-out conclusion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Derivative dumpling of a romantic comedy about Irish sexuality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    This slight but insinuating documentary by Abbas Kiarostami...will do nothing to advance or detract from the reputation of the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Scares, to be sure, which is certainly one promise on which it delivers. But the film offers little insight into what it seems to be saying is essentially a mundane fact of life: When one devil leaves the world, there is always another one waiting just outside the door.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    At times, it's downright nasty; and that's when I like it best.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    You'd never know it from the innocuous-looking trailers, but Home Fries is really "When Dorian Met Sally" meets "Psycho."
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The franchise is cheapened by Disney's crass commercialism in releasing material that, by rights, should have gone straight to video.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    Although laced with adrenaline and flavored with noirish seasoning, John Frankenheimer's Ronin is a disappointingly conventional thriller.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    A love boat afloat on the vast cinematic ocean that sloshes back and forth between the stinko and the fabulous.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    For those so inclined, it's nice to see the girl and the gangsta -- not the gunslinger -- save the day.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Michael O'Sullivan
    The mixture of tension, yuks and horrific violence at times reminds one of nothing more than a poor man's "Pulp Fiction."