Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,114 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 2.3 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 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,114 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sweet without being saccharine, sad without being maudlin and funny without being forced.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's a film about culture clash, the generation gap and the loss of tradition that inevitably accompanies the arrival of anything new.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's daring, deliberately offensive and, for a comedy, it has far more ideas in it than actual laughs.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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