For 964 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
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
964 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Zahn is the single biggest reason why Management is a delightfully screwball romantic comedy and not a crazed-stalker film. And why it works. Like watching a puppy chase its own tail, it's a pleasure watching Mike try to win Sue over.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A charming, poetic and at times surreal stop-motion animation co-written with Etgar Keret and based on the Israeli writer's short stories.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    It might make you tense, it might make you nauseous, and its clangorous roar could well give you a migraine headache.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a sweet but slight film whose undeniable appeal is largely due to the performances of its flat-out adorable leads.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    If you saw the French version, well, here it is, in Disney language, with John-Hughes-style slapstick.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Maybe not wonderful, but still pretty darn good.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Very funny in a way reminiscent of "Babe: Pig in the City."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    If anyone can sell the idea of ... some psycho "Sherlock Holmes," it's Samuel L. Jackson.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A bodice-ripper for intellectuals.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    The two-hour film never feels a minute too long.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    In a role that challenges our very notion of morality, Cox comes across as both predatory and fatherly, sometimes at once, in an acting turn as astonishing as it is stomach-turning.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A turbo-charged remake that should alienate no fans of the adrenalized 1975 original.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    An innocent comedic revenge fantasy that somehow manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Eavesdropping on the glib conversations of witty urbanites can be a pleasant diversion, but after so much volubility, you might find yourself wishing that they would all just shut up and dance.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Upon this fine mess shines Janeane Garofalo like a ray of sarcastic sunlight as FBI agent Shelby...With her gift for sweet bile, the sardonic Garofalo makes every second on screen a treasure to be cherished.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Both wry and sobering, if such a thing is possible. In Jerusalem, apparently, it's inevitable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A provocative and uncomfortable comedy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Highly watchable stuff (not to mention listenable, with a relentless but not overly obtrusive hip-hop soundtrack propelling the action).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shakespeare asked, "Or in the heart, or in the head?" It's not a new question by any means, but it's one that is given a fresh and refreshing adult twist by Decena's heady yet steady-handed Dopamine.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Surprisingly brusque yet likable film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    When it comes right down to it, the talking animal thing is sort of secondary to what is, at heart, just a simple but perfectly satisfying little story about a boy who wants to keep his dog.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Not the sharpest political humor I've ever heard, but it gets my vote for the stupidest fun I've had in a long time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Delivered with the kind of English aplomb that PBS audiences around the country have come to know and love. It must be the accent.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    54
    An entertaining and surprisingly serious look at the infamous New York discotheque, with a genuine nostalgia for the late '70s and early '80s.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Gets most of its juice from listening to groups of people who were students and activists in segregated Clarendon County, S.C., and Prince Edward County, Va., during the years leading up to the case.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    What a shame, therefore, that in its puritanical treatment of the only strong female character, the otherwise politically correct police story is blithely unaware of its own closet misogyny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Offers up the kind of pleasures that only a summer movie can...The cast is good-looking, the soundtrack is loud, the plot is stupid.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Admirably restrained melodrama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Satisfies a hunger for the basics: a decent mystery to chew on, a bit of juicy suspense, maybe a plot twist as garnish. The fare is all on the standard menu, but it goes down well just the same.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A parody of B-movies stupid enough -- and yet with just enough brains -- to appeal to the most discriminating fans of the genre.