Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,032 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Incendies
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,032 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Good old-fashioned movie storytelling that steadily builds, over the course of nearly three hours, to a white-knuckle conclusion that satisfies on nearly every level.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sweet and wise little film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A sweet, true and, at times, universal love story it is.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A blend of gentle comedy and poignant drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A kicky, twisted thrill ride, with enough laughs to leaven what can be read, at heart, as a metaphor for the modern marriage.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    5x2
    Plays a little like a mystery, the central question of which is not whodunit but why.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Startlingly erotic and surprisingly moving.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Under normal circumstances, nothing kills a joke faster than trying to explain it. Yet here, such examination is the film's strong suit and provides much-needed respite, quite frankly, from the exhaustion of constant laughter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    With its wise understanding of the magnetic pull (and invisible polarities) of family, Junebug is an auspicious debut for Morrison.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    What keeps The 40-Year-Old Virgin out of Rob Schneider territory, however, is: 1) the fact that it's pretty darn funny, and in a way that feels consistently real, and 2) the fact that it's actually an excellent date movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's in this final chapter that the director states his message, which is handled so lightly, almost incidentally, you might miss it. But it's a profound one. For what the girls learn is that the way to get what they want -- no, need -- isn't by hoarding something, but by letting go.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    More tasteful, sensitive and original than you might imagine.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Subtle it's not. Still, the film, directed by Andrew Fleming ("Dick"), gets large and plentiful laughs where it's supposed to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    More honest than any conventional morality tale. Here there are no heroes and no real villains; the good guys are all flawed and even bad guys are sometimes capable of the noblest of acts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    After viewing documentarian Stephanie Black's dour exegesis of the wrecked Jamaican economy -- only the most insensitive vacationer will want to set foot anywhere near the resorts and beaches of Montego Bay.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wickedly funny.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wonderfully empowering to watch Petula and Dorothy turn the tables on their testosterone-crazed tormentors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Where it succeeds best is not in describing how Luzhin got broken but how love fixed him, albeit temporarily.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Little Voice may be more of a confection than a square meal, but it's proof of how good a dish can be when the ingredients are of the highest order.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A raunchy and frequently hilarious follow-up to the gifted Korean American stand-up's "I'm the One That I Want."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Simple without being slight, and profoundly moving without dipping into mawkishness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Well acted, moodily shot and tautly written, this Tattoo may feel like you've seen some of it (or its ilk) before. Still, its haunting images get under the skin, leaving an indelible impression.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Short on drama but long on poetry.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    First-time feature director Harald Zwart has a real flair for farce, and he keeps the outrageous high jinks of the script lively yet grounded in reality.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Utterly delightful fable of romantic destiny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Apart from the deja vu all over again, Lucky Break is no worse a film than "Breaking Out," and "Breaking Out" was utterly charming.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a love story, yes, but one whose sweetness is cut by honest performances, a sharply drawn supporting cast and a fairly serious, yet never self-pitying, tone.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A confection that is ultimately better because of its bitterness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie is not for the squeamish, but for those who are unafraid to look at what is, perhaps, their own metaphorical "backyard," for those willing to stare into the long, dark night of the contemporary American soul, its bone-crunching message is worth hearing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    One heck of a tale of deliciously unladylike payback.