Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,071 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Guardians of the Galaxy
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,071 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It plays like a baldfaced, brazen insult, but it is a stunningly accomplished one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Cogent, scary and, at times, sickening.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    By land or by sea, there aren't many movies that can move you like that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is incomplete, contradictory, as multifaceted (and as brilliant) as a diamond.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Psychological suspense at its finest.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Troubling and powerful film, lingering on screen well into the final credits and in the minds of its audience long after the house lights have come on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Jack is just one of a dozen enormously appealing personalities in Out of Sight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Will keep you awake, jittery and perched on the edge of your seat for pretty much the entire flight.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    The events of the movie are filament-thin and insubstantial but, like fine silk threads, they weave together a fabric of surpassing warmth and texture. [25 Sep 1998, Pg.N.63]
    • Washington Post
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Michael O'Sullivan
    Their characters' desire (Scott Thomas and Zylberstein) -- no, need -- to repair their fragile bond feels as achingly real as the mother lode of hidden pain that gets exposed by the work of these two great actresses.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    The romantic comedy about a divorced couple having an affair manages to be both light on its feet and heavy enough to deliver something of a message.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim's scathing, moving critique of American public education, makes you actually want to do something after you dry your eyes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Megamind has presentation in spades. But it also has something even rarer than that. It's got heart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    McKinney, a woman whose spellbinding and baffling presence - nay, performance - in Tabloid more than lives up to her recent off-screen antics.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Life in a Day is, without exaggeration, a profound achievement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Chandor's film goes a long way toward making understandable - in vivid, cinematic terms - what exactly happened to make that first big domino fall over.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's powerful, gut-wrenching stuff, and it doesn't need tarting up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    The Muppets is both a delightful family film about the Muppets and a winking, self-referential satire about how lame the Muppets are.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a thriller that feels like a documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    By turns sweet, sad, funny and poignant, We Have a Pope is the story of a man who doesn't want to be God's representative on Earth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Polisse is hard to watch at times, but it's also hard not to.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a kid's Cirque de Soleil, for a lot less money.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Known for comedy, Rogen and Silverman are the film's most delightful surprises, and their performances shine.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Simon and the Oaks is not merely the story of two boys from opposite sides of the tracks. It's also a larger meditation on life's hardships and what endures: love, art and civilization.

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