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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Most Wanted Man
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,006 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The nail-biting quality of Shackleton's true story outdoes any dramatic fiction on the market.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Old-fashioned moviemaking at its best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Jack is just one of a dozen enormously appealing personalities in Out of Sight.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Maybe Thomas Wolfe was right: You can't go home again
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    In almost every way that I can think of, L'Auberge Espagnole is a perfect movie... It is a film that feels alive.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's part sugar, part spice (cayenne, not nutmeg) and all-around brilliant.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wickedly funny, jarringly transgressive, obdurately unpigeonholeable and startlingly moving.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Part of this success is due to the exquisitely cast ensemble-composed of actors, not movie stars. To a man, woman and child, the unforced performers are spot-on.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The fantastic and at times deliciously nihilistic world of X2 is fully, believably three-dimensional.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    An extraordinary film in many ways, the least of which is its unorthodox casting.
    • 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
    Really, really good -- Yes, it's over the top, giddy and parodistic (God bless it). But it also takes a thoughtful, if surreptitious, look at what eight women might act like when men aren't around.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Go
    One of the most exhilarating movies ever made about absolutely nothing.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wickedly clever drama.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    A small film of surpassing beauty and sadness. Yet its bittersweet flavor isn't artificial, but rather the product of the slow ripening of character.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Fascinating and transgressive love story.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    His story is sad, compelling and morbidly, tragically watchable.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Cogent, scary and, at times, sickening.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    All about undertones, obliqueness and expectancy, about the scent, if you will, of something no one can stop
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Where Elizabeth really triumphs over its dusty source material is in transforming all this boring history into a real, rip-roaring adventure tale.
    • 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.
    • 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.