Michael O'Sullivan

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For 1,167 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Goodnight Mommy
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1167 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Disturbing, darkly beautiful.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is Carandiru's ability to humanize its central characters ... that gives the movie its wrenching, tragic power
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Crudup gives a performance that is by turns scary, heartbreaking, grotesque and funny as hell.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Overflowing with madcap visual flair and following a rambling thread of a plot that seems, at times, more the product of free association than an actual script, The Triplets of Belleville is a triumph of animated style over substance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Simple without being slight, and profoundly moving without dipping into mawkishness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A confection that is ultimately better because of its bitterness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's over-the-top. It's wild. It's filled with outrageous behavior all around.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The comedy is funny as hell. And yes, I mean hell, not heck.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Eminently watchable thanks to strong performances from its three leads (McKellen, Redgrave, Fraser).
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Jarmusch's use of yin/yang, dark/light and good/evil symbolism makes glorious if goofy sense.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shot with a shaky hand-held camera, Wonderland is a sentimental fairy tale with a gritty documentary feel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    An okay movie made nearly great by one great thing: the bravura, mercilessly watchable performance of Charlize Theron.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shaolin Soccer really loves what it mocks, after all, and that grandly goofy affection -- nay, joy -- for all things chop socky is purely, utterly contagious.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A taut, escapist legal thriller.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    May not change the world, but it's deeply creepy and richly satisfying.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Like the TV show, The X-Files movie is stylish, scary, sardonically funny and at times just plain gross.

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