Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,091 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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,091 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Black Souls has a deep and startling soulfulness that, despite its shocking conclusion, is profoundly moving.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A sprawling yet engrossing documentary.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It’s a movie that’s as fun to watch as it is funny. But the real appeal of Big Hero 6 isn’t its action. It’s the central character’s heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Georgian writer-director Zaza Urushadze avoids histrionics or moralizing, relying on a strong cast that expresses the film’s central argument about war’s absurdity largely through taciturn action, not words.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    The screenplay by John Aboud, Michael Colton and Brandon Sawyer has a fizzy, pop-culture pizazz, tempered by a distinctly vaudeville sensibility. It’s smart, but not brainy; dumb, but never inane.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    1,000 Times Good Night has moments of both startling violence and breathtaking beauty.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Polisse is hard to watch at times, but it's also hard not to.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a kid's Cirque de Soleil, for a lot less money.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    A mesmerizing documentary.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Thrillingly told, compellingly acted and beautifully shot.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    Megamind has presentation in spades. But it also has something even rarer than that. It's got heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a thriller that feels like a documentary.

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