Michael O'Sullivan
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For 1,115 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 The Truman Show
Lowest review score: 0 Tomcats
Score distribution:
1,115 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sorry, stinging fire ants couldn't make me reveal the outcome of this witty and, yes, surprisingly suspenseful adventure.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    May, at times, be deadpan to the point of stiffness, but it's far from dead.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The strongest magnet in this psychedelic morass is Johnny Depp who, as the story's antic, disgusting and seductive spirit guide, is impossible to look away from.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Shot with a shaky hand-held camera, Wonderland is a sentimental fairy tale with a gritty documentary feel.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Is Spartan a perfect, or even a great, movie? Probably not. But in its prickly irascibility and deeply unsettling intelligence, it makes for a very, very good one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's just more wry than funny, more a gently subversive comedy of modern manners than the simpering date movie it seems to be masquerading as.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Yes, it's essentially a remake of a sequel, albeit a sequel that happens to be one of the greatest horror movies ever made, but it more than surpasses the original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Very, very funny, thanks to a lively first script by Mark O'Rowe, who has a good ear for earthy dialogue and a sense of life's absurd little synchronicities.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Deliberate disorientation keeps the audience constantly off balance, and it's brilliantly effective.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The comedy is funny as hell. And yes, I mean hell, not heck.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Super Size Me is an anti-junk-food screed that manages to entertain even as it informs and alarms.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It is Carandiru's ability to humanize its central characters ... that gives the movie its wrenching, tragic power
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Jarmusch's use of yin/yang, dark/light and good/evil symbolism makes glorious if goofy sense.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Modest but nonetheless devastating documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Strangely moving film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The spare and unsparing tone of I'll Sleep When I'm Dead makes it as existential -- and as original -- a whodunit as they come.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's also sweet, sentimental, rather funny and, as John Waters films go, surprisingly gentle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The movie may leave its audience feeling a little battered (some might say betrayed) as well. Still, the film's honesty, along with its refusal to pander to Hollywood happy endings, is well worth the beating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Never preachy, never sanctimonious nor touchy-feely.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A complex film about the minefield of loyalty and betrayal.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Returns to the wicked mix of transgression and positivity epitomized by "Pecker" and "Hairspray."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Sweet without being saccharine, sad without being maudlin and funny without being forced.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Hilarious.

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