Michael O'Sullivan

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For 1,212 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 American Movie
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1212 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A quietly brilliant study in cognitive dissonance, The Flat is a documentary look at Holocaust denial, but not the kind you might think.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Movie 43 is a near masterpiece of tastelessness. The anthology of 12 short, interconnected skits elevates the art form of gross-out comedy to a new height.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    The problem, as “Table” shows, isn’t that the next meal never comes. It’s that when it arrives, too often it is filled with empty calories.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    The Reluctant Fundamentalist will likely make some people mad because of the way it holds the United States responsible for the repercussions of its actions in the world. Like Changez himself, the film has a complicated relationship with the superpower.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film is a documentary, pure and simple. But the movie, by director Rick Rowley, plays out like something of a murder mystery.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s nice to be reminded of what old people look like, since they are, at least in movies these days, ever more invisible.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Part drug comedy, part psychological drama, the movie is slight, but only superficially so. As the closing credits role, we’re left not with a sense of a day at the beach, but of what might be swimming out there, in the dark of the abyss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s upsetting and scary to watch the footage of orca attacks collected in Blackfish, a damning documentary about the treatment of the animals by marine parks.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A refreshing summer cocktail of action-movie staples, The Wolverine combines the bracingly adult flavor of everyone’s favorite mutant antihero — tortured, boozy X-Man Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine — with the fizzy effervescence of several mixers from the cabinet of Japanese genre cinema: noirish yakuza crime drama, samurai derring-do and ninja acrobatics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s a wonder how Cutie and the Boxer, in less than an hour and a half, manages to say so much about love, life and art. Movies twice as long are often half as eloquent.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s surprisingly wise, funny and affecting, thanks in part to a sensitive script, and in part to a strong ensemble cast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A mesmerizing documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    In this tale of longing, loss and regret, it isn’t always possible to know who’s deluding oneself, or someone else. But then, it isn’t always possible to know that in real life either.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Thrillingly told, compellingly acted and beautifully shot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    There are so many things to like about The Lego Movie: a great voice cast, clever dialogue and a handsome blend of stop-motion and CGI animation that feels lovingly retro, while still looking sharp in 21st-century 3-D. But the best thing about this movie... is its subversive nature.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    There’s nothing terribly profound about Chef. But its message — that relationships, like cooking, take a hands-on approach — is a sweet and sustaining one.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    As agenda-driven as Documented is, it also is a deeply engrossing self-portrait.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A sprawling yet engrossing documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Code Black is a powerful and quietly damning film. While training his lens narrowly on the heroic workers in a single emergency department, McGarry has made a broad indictment of a system that is badly in need of surgery.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    [A] captivating and meticulous new film by Alex Gibney.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    20,000 Days on Earth isn’t so much a portrait of the artist as a middle-aged man, looking back on his life, as it is a meditation on the art of storytelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    In viewing the same tale retold from two mutually exclusive vantage points, we become aware of how “Him” and “Her” deepen and enrich certain aspects of the story, adding contrast and, at times, contradiction, to the whole.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    "Him” and “Her” make for a remarkably powerful film experiment, retaining the insights into relationships of “Them” while filling in many of its invisible storytelling fissures.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    1,000 Times Good Night has moments of both startling violence and breathtaking beauty.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A gorgeous, magical and melancholy fantasia about the joy and pain of human existence.

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