Michael O'Sullivan

Michael O'Sullivan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Journal News (Westchester, NY) , Washington Post
Total Reviews:
1039

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1039
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Jerusalem (2013) " The film is at its most moving, paradoxically, when the camera gets down to street level, seeming to squeeze, for example, into a small shop in the walled Old City, where two men play backgammon amid claustrophobically over-hung racks of trinkets." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
2.5/4 38% Delivery Man (2013) " "Starbuck" was a funny and warm-hearted trifle. So is "Delivery Man."" — Washington Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
82% Sharknado (2013) " It's bloody good fun." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " There's a palpable sense of sadness, more than outrage or betrayal, to the film." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 41% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) " Too dumb for the arthouse, but too smart for the mall multiplex, the movie satisfies, paradoxically, precisely because it doesn't deliver on expectations." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2/4 76% Concussion (2013) " It's on the dull side, despite a fair amount of tasteful, non-explicit sex." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3.5/4 66% Great Expectations (2013) " It's a welcome and faithful addition to the canon, despite some tweaks." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 7, 2013
2/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " If I'm spending that much time studying Odin's grooming, there's something wrong with the story, which is kind of slow to get going and features too many undeveloped threads." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 7, 2013
1.5/4 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " Will anyone other than hardcore martial arts junkies pay good money to watch this stuff, which I admit, in smaller doses, holds a powerful visual/visceral fascination?" — Washington Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3.5/4 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Though based on fact, the film is awash in delicious and difficult ambiguities." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1.5/4 57% Capital (2013) " "Capital" is too cynical to ever really suggest that redemption is possible. Not that anyone watching will even care." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
4/4 69% Mr. Nobody (2013) " Never mind that several characters seem to gain or lose British accents throughout the course of the film. The lack of continuity only enhances the sense of deliciously dizzying disequilibrium." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) " "Ender's Game" is more than a parable about bullying, or a disquisition on the concept of the "just war." It's also a rousing action film, especially in Imax." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
2/4 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " Although we're allowed the perverse pleasure of watching Irving commit one inappropriate act after another, our sense of horror/delight dissipates after each one." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3/4 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " You'd never guess the subject matter of "God Loves Uganda" from its innocuous-sounding title." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 24, 2013
3.5/4 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " A mesmerizing documentary ..." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/4 49% Escape Plan (2013) " Just don't get your hopes up." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 17, 2013
3/4 49% Carrie (2013) " Recent events - the Columbine massacre and the news, just this week, that a young Florida girl killed herself after being taunted by bullies who allegedly boasted about it online - have added resonance to the source material." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1.5/4 29% Machete Kills (2013) " Uses a dull blade to hack away at the same targets that the first film so deftly eviscerated, namely B-movies." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 90% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) " They may be tiny little kids, but they deliver outsize performances." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1/4 56% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " Are the fantasies of a dirty middle-age man, drooling over underage girls in short shorts and grown women dressed as cartoon characters, really something to aspire to?" — Washington Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1.5/4 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " There's some fun to be had, as long as your idea of fun includes being grossed out." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/4 63% The Summit (2013) " It's frustrating not to know exactly what occurred when, how and to whom. Of course, some of this is due to the fact that nobody really knows everything that happened, except, as someone notes, the mountain itself." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/4 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) " "A.C.O.D." may leave a slightly sour aftertaste. As a look at the state of modern monogamy - or at least our enduring if misguided faith in it - it's refreshingly acerbic." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " In The Conjuring, the scary casts out the spirit of the silly, permanently, and with a vengeance." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 7, 2013
3/4 64% Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (2013) " It's a compelling, even stirring, tale." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 3, 2013
3.5/4 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " It's surprisingly wise, funny and affecting, thanks in part to a sensitive script, and in part to a strong ensemble cast." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/4 73% Populaire (2013) " Roinsard, who wrote his feature debut with Daniel Presley and Romain Compingt, is unabashedly in love with cheesy, cornball sentiment, which he dusts off and polishes to a fair-thee-well." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 12, 2013
2/4 68% Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) " A Washington-centric wonk-fest, with appearances by a parade of economists, pundits and former governors of the Federal Reserve Board, it's academic, insider-y and dry to the point of dull at times." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 12, 2013
1.5/4 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " Considering how creatively bankrupt and stylistically profligate this second installment of the franchise is, the new movie should really be called Insidious: Chapter 11." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 12, 2013
2.5/4 56% Instructions Not Included (2013) " The film's counterintuitive success is largely due to Derbez, who demonstrates why he is beloved, both south and north of the border." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2/4 15% Winnie Mandela (2013) " Despite the marquee names and their obvious talent, the film feels like a made-for-TV movie." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 5, 2013
1/4 18% The Ultimate Life (2013) " The message of "The Ultimate Life" could be summed up on a greeting card." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2.5/4 —— Follow The Leader: Young, American And Right " [A] slight but eminently watchable film." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2/4 68% El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013) " The film's insights about beauty are ... superficial. They amount to such commonplace observations as the fact that no two leaves are alike." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 29, 2013
2.5/4 85% Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2013) " [The] excursions into moral and sociological themes are what makes "Smash and Grab" so intriguing, and what separate it from a kind of "Ocean's Eleven"-style verite." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 22, 2013
3.5/4 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) " Movies twice as long are often half as eloquent." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 22, 2013
1.5/4 27% Jobs (2013) " There's a void inside the man that Kutcher never manages to fill." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2.5/4 86% Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013) " A depressing reflection of a pervasive and thoroughly modern malaise." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2.5/4 54% Lovelace (2013) " Its maudlin third act mars what is, for much of the film, a pretty nuanced and well-acted biopic, as well as something of a cultural critique." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 8, 2013
2/4 80% The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013) " As documentaries go, it's somewhat dull ..." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 8, 2013
93% Out of Sight (1998) " The characters all seem to have known each other for years, referring to long-held grudges and resentments that only gradually are revealed to the audience. They're a seedy, petty, dangerous and delightful bunch." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 4, 2013
92% Saving Private Ryan (1998) " Spielberg goes a long, long way toward overcoming his tendencies toward the shallow, but the visceral punch of his not-quite-masterful film is softened by an almost neurotic slickness that keeps getting in the way of the [issues it raises]." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 2, 2013
—— The Devil You Know (2013) " The film has the breezy, cheesy appeal of a tray of melon ball shooters: so bad, it's good." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3.5/4 80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " Part drug comedy, part psychological drama, the movie is slight, but only superficially so." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3.5/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) " A refreshing summer cocktail of action-movie staples, The Wolverine combines the bracingly adult flavor of everyone's favorite mutant antihero with the fizzy effervescence of several mixers from the cabinet of Japanese genre cinema." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3.5/4 93% Still Mine (2013) " The bond between Craig and Irene is beautifully illuminated by McGowan's script and by acting that feels rich and real." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3/4 100% More Than Honey (2013) " What's really frightening about Honey isn't what a hive of angry bees might do to us, but what we've done to them." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 19, 2013
—— Magic Camp (2013) " The film is, at times, very funny. At the same time, Ehrlich tries to show us not just the budding magician, but the budding person." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 11, 2013
4/4 91% Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013) " For the most part, Bernstein lets Ungerer, still impish in his 80s, do the talking." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 11, 2013
2.5/4 62% Byzantium (2013) " Byzantium has a few moves that might surprise you. They have nothing to do with blood, but everything to do with the heart." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 11, 2013
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