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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Simple Plan
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,071 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    With its cast of back-stabbing functionaries and desk jockeys, Spy Game makes the sport and hard work of espionage seem chillingly real.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Zigging and zagging serenely between the extremes of deadpan, postmodern comedy and the antic, Max Sennett-style japery of yore.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    An enormously entertaining visit to planet paranoia, but its escapist pleasures titillate only in direct proportion to the degree of persecution complex that you bring into the theater with you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Moodysson's cornball sentimentality about the many shapes of the human family is tempered by his honesty about personal frailty and the silliness of utopian living experiments.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Hilary and Jackie plumbs the cistern of family dysfunction and musical genius to profound and haunting effect.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Max
    Fascinating story.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Simple without being slight, and profoundly moving without dipping into mawkishness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shows more hopelessness than optimism but is never less than honest.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Not everyone's cup of tea, but it's actually rather beautiful.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    As channeled by the extraordinary Hoffman, Dan Mahowny is less a freak than a nerve-deadened Everyman with the courage to search for something that makes him feel alive.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    This is the lightest, brightest and tightest film confection to come down the date pike in quite some time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    New Suit is devilishly good fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sweet without being saccharine and funny without being forced, the closely observed romantic comedy treats the culinary arts as a metaphor for personal healing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shelton's harrowing and compulsively watchable morality play.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shakes, rattles and rolls the house, building to a climax that makes you almost forget you're in a movie theater and not a football stadium at halftime.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Carrey is so gifted a physical comedian that even mediocre material shines in his talented hands, not to mention his talented feet, face, elbows, ears, hair and, ahem, derriere.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    In one bold stride, Benigni has set himself apart from the rank and file of funnymen, joining the elite class of clowns who know that humor and heartbreak are only a howl of pain apart.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Michelle Williams turns in a performance that is seamless, canny and artistically mature.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Feels like a song you may have heard before, but one whose aching beauty makes it endlessly listenable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A touching and unusual road movie-cum-buddy film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    May not change the world, but it's deeply creepy and richly satisfying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is, as with any cinematic joy ride, not the destination that matters, but the rush of getting there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    One heck of a tale of deliciously unladylike payback.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Its relatively minor imperfections seem more glaring when compared to the near flawlessness of the film's lyrical, scorching start.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Far filthier and a good bit funnier than Trey Parker and Matt Stone's sophomoric cable TV show ever dared to be.

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