Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,006 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 Incendies
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,006 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's over-the-top. It's wild. It's filled with outrageous behavior all around.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A taut, escapist legal thriller.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    In Sheridan's warm and glowing treatment, the moral of the story feels less like a reheated fable than like something utterly, indescribably original.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Overflowing with madcap visual flair and following a rambling thread of a plot that seems, at times, more the product of free association than an actual script, The Triplets of Belleville is a triumph of animated style over substance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Poignant, heartbreaking proof that, sometimes, love is just not enough.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Contrary to expectation, it's neither a movie about religion nor the coming together of enemies. What it is, at heart, is a movie about love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    An okay movie made nearly great by one great thing: the bravura, mercilessly watchable performance of Charlize Theron.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Engrossing, educational, amusing and disturbing. And who could ask for more than that from a film?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    In its small, achingly beautiful way, this is the lesson that Osama teaches us: When one human being suffers, it is all of us who share her pain.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Powerful yet ambiguous.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sorry, stinging fire ants couldn't make me reveal the outcome of this witty and, yes, surprisingly suspenseful adventure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Personal and private almost to the point of self-absorption, the film is ultimately saved from neurotic narcissism by the director's self-deprecating humor and unapologetic honesty about his own dysfunction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    May, at times, be deadpan to the point of stiffness, but it's far from dead.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The strongest magnet in this psychedelic morass is Johnny Depp who, as the story's antic, disgusting and seductive spirit guide, is impossible to look away from.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A handsome and effective-if over-long-tear-jerker about thwarted love between grown-ups who should know better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shot with a shaky hand-held camera, Wonderland is a sentimental fairy tale with a gritty documentary feel.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Is Spartan a perfect, or even a great, movie? Probably not. But in its prickly irascibility and deeply unsettling intelligence, it makes for a very, very good one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's just more wry than funny, more a gently subversive comedy of modern manners than the simpering date movie it seems to be masquerading as.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Yes, it's essentially a remake of a sequel, albeit a sequel that happens to be one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it more than surpasses the original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Very, very funny, thanks to a lively first script by Mark O'Rowe, who has a good ear for earthy dialogue and a sense of life's absurd little synchronicities.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A compelling, exquisitely acted drama about the shock waves emanating from -- and toward -- a single act of almost inexplicable violence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Deliberate disorientation keeps the audience constantly off balance, and it's brilliantly effective.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The comedy is funny as hell. And yes, I mean hell, not heck.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Super Size Me is an anti-junk-food screed that manages to entertain even as it informs and alarms.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is Carandiru's ability to humanize its central characters ... that gives the movie its wrenching, tragic power
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Jarmusch's use of yin/yang, dark/light and good/evil symbolism makes glorious if goofy sense.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Modest but nonetheless devastating documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Strangely moving film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The spare and unsparing tone of I'll Sleep When I'm Dead makes it as existential -- and as original -- a whodunit as they come.