Conor O'Donnell

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For 20 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Conor O'Donnell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 91 Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Lowest review score: 16 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
20 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 83 Conor O'Donnell
    An original property, with a veteran marquee idol, in the hands of an accomplished auteur whose name isn’t Nolan, utilizing technological breakthroughs, Gemini Man isn’t just a novelty, it’s a miracle. It’s a Big Bang–a confluence of the right elements and conditions perfectly situated to create something that can flourish, but may never happen again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    Spider-Man: Far From Home, riding the highs of its charismatic players, and intermittently teasing compelling notions, is–like its hero–somewhat out of its depth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Conor O'Donnell
    Midsommar basks you in sunlight and dread to present something far more fun to unpack than its predecessor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    With Egerton’s performance as its fuel, Rocketman’s efforts in delivering something that a least attempts an outside the box music biopic are worth commendation. It may not deliver on the truly cosmic fantasia it swings for, but the swing itself is something, to be sure.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Conor O'Donnell
    Sometimes dead is better, but it turns out a twisted bit of reanimation is just what Pet Sematary needed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Conor O'Donnell
    There is nary a moment of death that isn’t drawn out for laughs, or a moment of comedy drawn out for sorrow. Among the ice and the wind, Cold Pursuit paints an unsuspecting, desolate place, where death doesn’t care about you, so you might as well laugh.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Conor O'Donnell
    McQuarrie has proven himself such a keen purveyor of large-scale cinema that not only solidifies Fallout as a benchmark for the franchise, but a bona fide manifesto for breathtaking, high-stakes action–a mission that the genre as a whole would do well to accept.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    For all his competent and confident staging, perhaps a steadier hand than Sollima’s could have steered the script to a place where some emotional payoff feels rightly earned, or coalesced Sheridan’s takes on the immigration crisis into a more cohesive, singular point.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    It’s the inconsistency under the surface of Solo that stunts its growth into a piece of this universe worth actively revisiting. Ron Howard manages to wrangle familiarity and charm into enough whimsical adventure to make for decent escapism, but the question of leaving a memorable mark may be another matter entirely.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Conor O'Donnell
    While Ryan Coogler’s deep dive into the titular character’s Wakandan homeworld keeps the assembly line working, it heralds not only an improvement on the MCU, but a striking and grandiose fantasy in its own right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Conor O'Donnell
    Rian Johnson’s main feat is being savvy enough to know that sometimes the best thing to do is cherishing the past before burning it to the ground.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Conor O'Donnell
    In this landscape, it’s rare to get the kind of unabashed silliness Taika Waititi delivers with Thor: Ragnarok.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 16 Conor O'Donnell
    Taken on it’s own merits — or lack thereof – Kingsman: The Golden Circle feels like being trapped in a dorm room, while a bunch of frat bros watch the first Kingsman and tell you it’s the greatest movie ever made.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Conor O'Donnell
    The cracked joints and blunt force trauma are where Atomic Blonde excels.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Conor O'Donnell
    Gunn maintains the unenviable job of giving each piece of his ensemble their due screen time to avoid making it the Peter Quill show, but the proceedings often feel manic, disjointed, and overstuffed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    While The Fate of the Furious is an unquestionably enjoyable outing, it’s beginning to feel a lot like fatigue on a long-enduring franchise.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    The Hollywood-infused epic fantasy plays like Warcraft meets The Last Samurai by way of Zack Snyder — but shockingly better than all that sounds.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Conor O'Donnell
    Entertainment of the highest order, Allied, like a large portion of Robert Zemeckis’ work, feels like a grand ode to filmmaking of an era past.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    There’s nothing monumental at play in The Whole Truth, but it’s not entirely without merit, satisfying on the same level one would digest a grocery store paperback.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Conor O'Donnell
    In spite of its slightly excessive runtime and a handful of millennial-pandering beats, Bridget Jones’s Baby is brought to term by the buckets of undeniable charm and charisma present in its performances.

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