Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,100 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 American Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,100 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    A portrait of a sometimes surly, often foulmouthed, always brilliant artist that is at once humane, horrific, hilarious and deeply moving.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    By land or by sea, there aren't many movies that can move you like that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is difficult to watch, but it's also impossible to take your eyes off the screen. It does not blench at the things that Hollywood routinely blenches at: substance abuse, dying, family dysfunction, love.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    All about undertones, obliqueness and expectancy, about the scent, if you will, of something no one can stop
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Jack is just one of a dozen enormously appealing personalities in Out of Sight.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    One truly, madly, deeply satisfying creep-out.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    You'll likely come away from this astonishing encounter between the three corners of a lovers' triangle not just amused but enlightened about such not-so-simple issues as fidelity, betrayal, lust, possessiveness, honesty and forgiveness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Aniston delivers an utterly un-Rachel-like performance. It's neurosis-free and unmannered, by turns funny, sad and profound.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Spielmann doesn't move his camera much, but he doesn't have to. The uniformly crackerjack cast keeps things electric, yet always believable, even when behaving in ways that are shocking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Cogent, scary and, at times, sickening.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The Matrix Reloaded is about sensation, not logic. As such, it delivers, in spades, exactly what you should expect from a popcorn flick -- thrills, chills and spills -- plus a little more for good measure, just to keep anyone from whining who might want a beginning, a middle and an end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    With unsurprising irony, the "Sixteen" of the title foreshadows Liam's birthday and even worse calamity, which makes a grim and gripping story all the more heartbreaking.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Fascinating and transgressive love story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Although the cast is uniformly strong, the real revelation here is "The X-Files' " Anderson, who plays Lily with subtle gradations of emotional depth unexpected from someone who has made a career out of deadpan.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wise, funny, sweet, sexy and kind.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Mostly, though, it's a film about that hollow feeling that hits you when the tears have all dried up and your face hurts way too much to even crack a smile.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It plays like a baldfaced, brazen insult, but it is a stunningly accomplished one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    With a cast of actors playing some of England's smartest people and with a crackling script by Stoppard -- no slouch in the brains department -- it pays to stay awake.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The disturbing ideas it plants in the soil of the soul need time and darkness ? not light ? to germinate.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    His story is sad, compelling and morbidly, tragically watchable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Part of the spell cast by this magical film is its ability to make an unvarnished political statement about economic reality and social alienation while, at the same time, seducing its audience into believing in the transformative power of love and the almost supernatural beauty of the everyday.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    May be a fish tale, but its story of the paradox of love -- knowing when to hold on means knowing when to let go -- is profoundly humane and human.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    One thoroughbred of a movie. Sleek, well-muscled and brisk, director Steven Soderbergh's newest offering delivers just about everything anyone could possibly want from filmed entertainment -- except deep thought.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Gorgeously animated and stirringly told, Disney's Mulan is a timeless story that will delight kids and divert adults with its sweeping scope, emotional intimacy and screwball humor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The fantastic and at times deliciously nihilistic world of X2 is fully, believably three-dimensional.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Neither wholly cynical nor wholly romantic, Kaufman's story is a balance of smarts and sentiment. It's the most fully realized working out of his two favorite obsessions: the subjective nature of experience and the psychological mysteries of pair bonding.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    What the movie may lack in "Saving Private Ryan"-style gloss, it more than makes up for in authenticity, or, in other words, heart.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a kind of 18th-century "Dead Man Walking" but with that earlier film's foreground arguments against capital punishment pushed to the background here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    A gift for those already in the fold, for those who get the joke and just want to savor it with other like-minded fans.

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