Michael O'Sullivan

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For 1,271 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael O'Sullivan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 A Simple Plan
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1271 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Where it succeeds best is not in describing how Luzhin got broken but how love fixed him, albeit temporarily.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A two-hour pleasure cruise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Modest but nonetheless devastating documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The sprawling cast, the naturalistic, overlapping dialogue (here by screenwriter Jenny Lumet, daughter of director Sidney) and the swirling action: it seemed pure Robert Altman.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Poignant, heartbreaking proof that, sometimes, love is just not enough.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Like its Southern California setting, the sunny semi-autobiography is tempered with just the right touch of Jenkins's smoggy cynicism.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    With its wise understanding of the magnetic pull (and invisible polarities) of family, Junebug is an auspicious debut for Morrison.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A wondrous, funny and moving little film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Hilary and Jackie plumbs the cistern of family dysfunction and musical genius to profound and haunting effect.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A touching and unusual road movie-cum-buddy film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Not everyone's cup of tea, but it's actually rather beautiful.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The wisecracks fly fast and furious
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A mostly unsentimental little gem.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    I can't get over the nagging feeling that Pleasantville's beguiling spell was cast by a real magician, only to be carelessly broken by the same clumsy charlatan.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    The film is a small study in the dignity of letting go.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A decidedly grown-up affair.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Wickedly funny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Very, very funny, in that morbid sort of way that makes you laugh even as you shudder with horror.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    It's also sweet, sentimental, rather funny and, as John Waters films go, surprisingly gentle.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    Hilarious.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    A raunchy and frequently hilarious follow-up to the gifted Korean American stand-up's "I'm the One That I Want."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Michael O'Sullivan
    May, at times, be deadpan to the point of stiffness, but it's far from dead.
    • 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.

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