Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,047 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 2.2 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:
1,047 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sweet without being saccharine, sad without being maudlin and funny without being forced.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Not everyone's cup of tea, but it's actually rather beautiful.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    May not change the world, but it's deeply creepy and richly satisfying.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Zigging and zagging serenely between the extremes of deadpan, postmodern comedy and the antic, Max Sennett-style japery of yore.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Very, very funny, in that morbid sort of way that makes you laugh even as you shudder with horror.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is, as with any cinematic joy ride, not the destination that matters, but the rush of getting there.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The dynamic between Channing and Stiles is as compelling as a freeway wreck.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Could hardly be more suspenseful if it were scripted.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Enormously entertaining.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Strangely moving film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    An enormously entertaining visit to planet paranoia, but its escapist pleasures titillate only in direct proportion to the degree of persecution complex that you bring into the theater with you.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a film about culture clash, the generation gap and the loss of tradition that inevitably accompanies the arrival of anything new.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A taut, escapist legal thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Michelle Williams turns in a performance that is seamless, canny and artistically mature.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Crudup gives a performance that is by turns scary, heartbreaking, grotesque and funny as hell.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    It's still pretty darn good, despite its smarty-pants aura.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    An okay movie made nearly great by one great thing: the bravura, mercilessly watchable performance of Charlize Theron.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A touching and unusual road movie-cum-buddy film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's also sweet, sentimental, rather funny and, as John Waters films go, surprisingly gentle.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shakes, rattles and rolls the house, building to a climax that makes you almost forget you're in a movie theater and not a football stadium at halftime.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Never preachy, never sanctimonious nor touchy-feely.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Max
    Fascinating story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's over-the-top. It's wild. It's filled with outrageous behavior all around.

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