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
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A film whose effects are as hard to wash away as blood.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a love letter to the myriad ways, large and small, that mail handlers change lives the world over.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Personal and private almost to the point of self-absorption, the film is ultimately saved from neurotic narcissism by the director's self-deprecating humor and unapologetic honesty about his own dysfunction.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The line between madness and genius is thin. Not to mention more than amply explored in any number of films about tortured artists. But to look at the almost religious ecstasy on Moreau's face is to feel the artist's passion and be inspired by it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Contrary to expectation, it's neither a movie about religion nor the coming together of enemies. What it is, at heart, is a movie about love.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Short on drama but long on poetry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    In Sheridan's warm and glowing treatment, the moral of the story feels less like a reheated fable than like something utterly, indescribably original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A complex film about the minefield of loyalty and betrayal.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sternfeld has created a garden on film that opens up its blooms for us, not in the dark of the movie house, but long after we've left the theater.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A handsome and effective-if over-long-tear-jerker about thwarted love between grown-ups who should know better.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    More tasteful, sensitive and original than you might imagine.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sweet and wise little film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shelton's harrowing and compulsively watchable morality play.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    What keeps Phone Booth going, despite its premise, is the acting and the writing, both of which are top-notch.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A compelling, exquisitely acted drama about the shock waves emanating from -- and toward -- a single act of almost inexplicable violence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Haunting little film, whose chaotic universe is churned up by the conflict between the haves and the have-nots.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A poke in the adrenal gland -- obeys the first law of action movie-making by quickening the heart and dazzling the eye.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    New Suit is devilishly good fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Utterly delightful fable of romantic destiny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Pure David Mamet is an acquired, but delicious, taste.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    One big, fat, honking comic book of a sci-fi-martial-arts adventure flick.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's enough to make your head spin, but Almodovar, whose mastery of the medium has never been more assured, gives you plenty to think about, ultimately grounding the dizzy whirl of his idiosyncratic fictional world in a story that feels not just true but universal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's still pretty darn good, despite its smarty-pants aura.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wonderfully empowering to watch Petula and Dorothy turn the tables on their testosterone-crazed tormentors.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Michelle Williams turns in a performance that is seamless, canny and artistically mature.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    This is high-carb filmmaking at its finest. When it's all over, you'll have a knot in your stomach.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The documentary makes an effective and rather chilling case that there is an almost unbroken chain between Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    In its small, achingly beautiful way, this is the lesson that Osama teaches us: When one human being suffers, it is all of us who share her pain.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Nurse Betty is this year's "Being John Malkovich"-an utter original with a little something to say and a way of saying it that manages to be at once delightful and bilious.

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