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Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
Charlotte O'Sullivan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard, Independent (UK), Sight and Sound, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 33% Live By Night (2017) It ain't rubbish, but Affleck's fly-by-night operation is still one to avoid. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) If you like weird bedtime stories, hunt it down. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 67% Rats (2016) Crude but crafty ... ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This lovely ode to change (which gets you thinking, not just about gender but all hierarchies) contains two powerful youngsters. It should really be called The Eaglet and her Girl. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 100% The Pass (2016) Williams's wrenching yarn dissects various betrayals and offers a useful reminder: when it's all about the brand, we're all fair game. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 9, 2016
2/5 61% Snowden (2016) Stone's film is about as suspenseful as a trip to Ikea. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 9, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) In the next election, can I just vote Disney? ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 95% Paterson (2016) True, some of Paterson's poems are just dull-dull. And the whimsy can be cloying. But the acting is fantastic. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Shinkai is one to watch but doesn't quite yet deserve to be a household name. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 20, 2016
3/5 82% Indignation (2016) I'm glad Indignation exists. In its own, quietly explosive way, it leaves a very human stain. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 20, 2016
3/5 51% The Accountant (2016) At least, in its determinedly populist way, this violent character study makes you think. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) I defy anyone to leave in a bad mood. James and Bob seem like good people. Or good cats. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 7, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Tom Cruise's latest action spectacular is so dull that I found myself willing on the baddies. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 23, 2016
4/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Queen of Katwe mostly does what you expect it to do (albeit vivaciously). Then, like its Ugandan heroine, Phiona Mutesi, it jumps eight moves ahead. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 23, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) Silly plot. Fancy locations. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 63% Storks (2016) A popsicle-coloured, 3D cartoon with a pertinent, if somewhat hard to explain conceit. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 60% War on Everyone (2017) There's so much going on - too bad not a single encounter feels plausible or the least bit dangerous. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 9, 2016
3/5 93% My Scientology Movie (2017) There are so many fascinating things about this film. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) The Babadook's villains and victims are still running amok in my brain. I think they might be there for some time. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) A great story, galumphingly told. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) This is one of Burton's minor dreams but its yukky-yummy fragments are still doing cartwheels in my head. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) This is a gory love story. It's a real gift. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 25, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Bridget Jones's Baby, ultimately, snatches victory from the jaws of defeat. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Furman is obviously working in the long shadow of Martin Scorsese and the Breaking Bad team. Still, he's learned all the right lessons, especially when it comes to music. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) If you're scared of twigs this movie will have you urinating in the aisles. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) The beauty of the film lies in its refusal to paint Ben as a deluded tyrant or principled pioneer. He doesn't have two faces - thanks to the script, as well as Mortensen's squirrely brilliance, he has hundreds. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) As with Starred Up, Mackenzie's family-centric prison drama, Hell or High Water is full of grim nooks and crannies. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) The animation? Well, it robs you of breath, over and over again. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 70% Café Society (2016) Allen's script throws together familiar elements (ruthless hoodlums, respectable hypocrites, insecure film buffs) but lacks pace, belly-laughs or texture. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Mia Hansen-Love's precise script, perfectly in tune with Huppert's methods, works like a sharp knife, gently able to slip between our ribs. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Sep 2, 2016
95% Tickled (2016) It's hard to explain how cleverly the film is structured without giving away crucial twists. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Aug 21, 2016
89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Never dull. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) Solondz loves revisiting his creations (he did it in Life During Wartime and, glancingly, Palindromes). Alas, he never improves on the originals. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory is inferior to Finding Nemo (and both Toy Story sequels). Those films are tesseracts, this one's a cube. That said, to label it average somehow misses the point. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/5 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Becomes so wedded to stodgy melodrama that you wind up thinking it's a bore to be that blue and just want to hear the man play. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 24, 2016
4/5 100% The Hard Stop (2015) Black lives matter. So does nuance. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/5 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) The scriptwriters fall back on that most exhausted of dynamics, the tension between a doting father and his potential son-in-law, and can't even do it with charm. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Jackson is the film's greatest asset. He's also its biggest problem. He's just too charismatic. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 10, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Summer blockbusters used to be reliably homophobic but, thanks to Johnson, this one's approach to love and lust seems genuinely new wave. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 4, 2016
3/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Both predictable and confounding. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jul 4, 2016
3/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) Elvis and Nixon are fascinating - if only we were allowed to spend more time with them. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 95% Remainder (2015) You won't forget Remainder in a hurry. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Great. So now, along with being spooked by claps, dolls and nuns, I'm tisantaphobic too. Thanks for everything, James Wan. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) While Guerra clearly owes a debt to Herzog and Coppola, he blazes his own trail. I can't wait to take this trip again. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 12, 2016
3/5 22% The Boss (2016) The confidently modest McCarthy creates her own happy endings. Make a date with this woman and you'll TF it's Friday. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 12, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) Jones commands the SFX but (for now) he's lost the power to move. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 5, 2016
3/5 58% Me Before You (2016) Me Before You is old-fashioned and cosy. It's also part of a highly-charged and very 21st-century debate. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jun 5, 2016
4/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) This yummy film feels like a healthy choice for growing girls. Though it probably won't earn a billion dollars, what it offers is priceless. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 29, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) There's much to recommend X-Men: Apocalypse - its best sequences knock the crap out of anything and everything in Batman v Superman. But its bad moments are worse than the worst bits in Captain America: Civil War. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 22, 2016
2/5 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) For all the high-tech lingo, there's nothing new to feel or see. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 22, 2016