Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,012 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 Joe
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,012 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Michael O'Sullivan
    As incomplete as the narrative is, The Maze Runner delivers on almost every other level.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Genial rather than an affront to good taste. It's also pretty darn funny.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    If anyone can sell the idea of ... some psycho "Sherlock Holmes," it's Samuel L. Jackson.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    The two-hour film never feels a minute too long.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    If you saw the French version, well, here it is, in Disney language, with John-Hughes-style slapstick.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Both wry and sobering, if such a thing is possible. In Jerusalem, apparently, it's inevitable.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A turbo-charged remake that should alienate no fans of the adrenalized 1975 original.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Much to my surprise and delight, the movie is nothing like its marketing.
    • 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
    Very funny in a way reminiscent of "Babe: Pig in the City."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    An innocent comedic revenge fantasy that somehow manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Trenchant and visceral, American History X may not be perfect, but it's a darn sight better than good.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Enriched by a strong and unforced supporting cast, "Bread" nourishes the heart, even if its fairy-tale ending feels tacked on and unnecessary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Maybe not wonderful, but still pretty darn good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    The acting of the main cast is uniformly nuanced, and, except for some bad makeup on Mendy's father, the film never looks as low-budget as it must have been.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    An odd and oddly endearing romantic black comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    A thoughtful and surprisingly affecting portrait of a screwed-up man who dared to mess with some powerful people, seen through the eyes of the idealistic kid who chooses to champion his ultimately losing cause.
    • 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.
    • Washington Post
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Fitfully amusing comedy from director and one-time sitcom king Garry Marshall, the fantasy is alive and well among little girls of all ages.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    Surprisingly brusque yet likable film.
    • 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).
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Michael O'Sullivan
    At least it's a pleasant walk, with attractive people and nice conversation
    • 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.
    • 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.