Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 80% The Emperor's New Clothes " Respects our intelligence and bombards us with jolting facts about the ever-widening gap between rich and poor. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 25, 2015
4/5 81% The Falling " All hail an uncanny British thriller. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 24, 2015
4/5 92% Force Majeure (2014) " Östlund and his superb cast have made an odd, gripping movie. Let it rock your world. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2/5 60% The Water Diviner (2015) " This handsome, earnest bit of piffle not only stars Russell Crowe but marks his directing debut. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2/5 82% Furious 7 (2015) " The latest instalment of the franchise cost a pretty penny, yet often feels less like a slick blockbuster than a demented day-time soap. " ‐ This is London
Posted Apr 3, 2015
4/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) " As you'd expect from the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Takahata has created a ravishing, technically perfect product and the hand-drawn, watercolour images explode with tender, humorous details. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 31% Insurgent (2015) " It was always going to be hard to match the fire-power of The Hunger Games series, but the gap is now huge. If Mockingjay Part 1 resembles a playful, sharp-toothed canine, Insurgent is more like a slug. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 60% Run All Night (2015) " The third collaboration between Neeson and Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra is made almost endurable by excellent acting from Neeson (his wounded eyes are hypnotic) along with Ed Harris, as Jimmy's mercurial boss Shawn. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/5 70% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) " Mostly this is a triumph ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/5 100% X+Y " X+Y probably equals small returns at the box office. But who cares when it has the ability to multiply one's happiness tenfold? " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) " It's hard to look away as his world unwinds. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) " Akhavan has limbs like Miranda Hart and, at times, seems as desperate to please. Yet she's got real charisma. When she stops trying so hard, the film soars. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 30% Chappie (2015) " I didn't think there was room in my heart for another kind-bot-in-a-cruel-world. I was wrong. " ‐ This is London
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2/5 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) " Puerile bromance ... " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 20, 2015
2/5 33% Blackhat (2015) " The global village may be vulnerable to computer geeks and unscrupulous corporations, but it's managed to block the progress of this opportunistic dud. Well done, everybody. Justice has been served. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 49% Cake (2015) " I was in pain during this indie drama, which may explain why I enjoyed it. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) " Get ready to feel your heart skip. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 88% Coherence (2014) " An entertaining, if talky, slice of indie sci-fi that involves one freaky comet and eight good-looking Californians. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 53% The Interview (2014) " You should see The Interview. But is it worth the price of admission? Though I will forever treasure its punch lines ("Your butt-hole is ironic!") the answer, alas, is no. " ‐ This is London
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3/5 70% Trash " A jaunty, gorgeously-acted thriller about three teens from the slums of Rio, who - when one of them finds a wallet in a pile of garbage - become entangled in the affairs of a corrupt mayoral candidate. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 30, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) " To accuse the director of glorifying violence ... would be to miss the point: what fascinates him isn't strength but the porous border between righteous anger and pathology. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 30, 2015
91% The Departed (2006) " As in his remake of Cape Fear, Scorsese has mucked up a B-movie he professes to love: producing something full of twists but devoid of that lovely, fluttery, rare thing: surprise. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 25, 2015
2/5 46% The Gambler (2014) " The Gambler ... has become an advert for gambling. You couldn't make it up. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) " Resistible. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " Bradford Young's cinematography is awesome, transforming bleak wastelands and mansions into visions of light. It's as if we're seeing everything through the eyes of Morales, to whom America is beauty incarnate. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/5 9% Taken 3 (2015) " The action sequences are not only visually confusing, but tension free. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) " Worth seeing. " ‐ This is London
Posted Jan 9, 2015
5/5 93% Birdman (2014) " Billy Wilder once said: "If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you." I'm guessing Mexican writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu would agree. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 26, 2014
4/5 72% Big Eyes (2014) " This is a nimble, often distressing biopic about the American artist Margaret Keane - best known for her kitschy portraits of children and kittens - that represents a lovely change of pace for tent-pole king Tim Burton. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/5 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) " Scott once seemed divine. Look on [Exodus], ye mighty, and despair. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/5 27% Annie (2014) " We get the Annie we deserve. This one is sweet, funny and soulless. Kids will love it. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3/5 78% Electricity " The film works primarily as a vehicle for Deyn. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3/5 82% Black Sea (2015) " There's also a neatly cruel twist, midway through, plus a general drive to undercut band-of-brothers clichés. The Russians - initially cast as primitives - develop in interesting ways. The same goes for Law's character. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 5, 2014
2/5 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " What a horrible way to go. " ‐ This is London
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) " All the cast are good, but Day is still my favourite. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 100% Hockney " Hockney has always been fascinated by sleights of hand, double bluffs and illusions. Wright's documentary is at its most intimate when it acknowledges a painful fact: our national treasure is bloody hard to pin down. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 28, 2014
4/5 89% The Drop (2014) " The Drop is the last film Gandolfini made before his death. As send-offs go, it ain't too shabby. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " The film-makers have kept Collins's best lines, allowing Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, as Katniss's two love rivals, to show off their genuine acting skills. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 11, 2014
2/5 69% Laggies (2014) " Knightley, it turns out, is a liability. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " How can you not love something that gives Wiig so much scope? " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 99% Leviathan (2014) " It's certainly impressive, if not quite as earth-shattering, or hilarious, as some would have you believe. " ‐ This is London
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 41% Horns (2014) " We get slithering snakes, rock music, woozy camera angles. And zero sense of danger. Without that ingredient, Horns feels like Harry Potter meets Ken Russell. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 31, 2014
2/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Tries, and fails, to meld grit and froth. Still, at key moments it does possess a perverse sort of brio. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) " Foremost of the film's strengths is that it wears its intelligence lightly; it educates even as it entertains. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 73% Palo Alto (2014) " If you've seen Dazed and Confused, Thirteen and/or The Myth of the American Sleepover you'll know exactly what's coming. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " Trying desperately to focus on the themes of free will, responsibility and death (several major characters have a gruesome fate), all I could think about was cheap vodka. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 64% The Rewrite (2015) " Grant and Tomei work well together (they aren't doing anything new but seeing their shtick grafted together proves satisfying). " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 10, 2014
4/5 97% '71 (2015) " '71 hurtles along, visceral and daring. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 45% Life After Beth (2014) " It's an age-old story. Boy loses girl. Boy finds girl. Boy realises girl is undead. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " While we're waiting for the next batch of monster make-overs - we're surely only one step away from Leatherface in Love - there's quite a bit to enjoy here. " ‐ This is London
Posted Oct 3, 2014
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