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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
4/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Carney nails every quirky detail. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 22, 2016
3/5 90% Green Room (2016) How can you resist a film that, metaphorically, throws Simon & Garfunkel, Fugazi and Slayer into the same moshpit? ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 15, 2016
3/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Everybody Wants Some!! is obsessed with seduction. Don't let me stop you going all the way with Linklater. I'm just here to warn you that, with regards to this film, he doesn't go very deep. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 15, 2016
3/5 20% I Saw the Light (2016) Bleak biopics don't have to be grim (think of Raging Bull). But this one is neither illuminating nor able to make the most of the dark. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 8, 2016
3/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) A fitfully hilarious comedy sequel from Seth Rogen, the kind of man who can get away with pointing at a pregnant Hasidic woman and saying: "Look, another little Jew in the oven!" ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 8, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The central debate is topical but it cries out for input from some of Marvel's newer creations (if only there was space for Ms Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teen from New Jersey). ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted May 1, 2016
3/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Actor Don Cheadle, the star, director and co-writer of this ambitious biopic, doesn't want to play nicely. He wants to play. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 24, 2016
2/5 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) Is it possible that Natalie Portman can't act? ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3/5 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) The film's generous spirit keeps digging it out of trouble. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 17, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) This new Jungle Book, upon closer inspection, may not have what it takes to survive. Still, right now, it looks wonderfully fit. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) It's a Frozen-meets-Hunger Games-meets-X-Men rip-off, but I'm prepared to cut it some slack because it contains a truly novel character: a cool female dwarf. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 10, 2016
3/5 64% Black Mountain Poets (2015) I can't see many people trekking to the cinema to see this but if you stumbled across it on TV you'd feel really chuffed. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 3, 2016
4/5 84% Victoria (2015) Schipper and his young team may not be up there with Hitchcock but they tell a good story. When it comes to pain, these kids cut to the chase. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Apr 3, 2016
4/5 73% Welcome to Me (2015) Whatever the state of your mental health, you'll want to follow Alice down the rabbit hole. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 27, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) The film feels like a riposte to Trump-ism. It also contains some of the best sloth-related humour you will ever see. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 27, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) More befuddled, plot-wise, than just about any other superhero epic of the last decade, Batman v Superman nevertheless deserves points for creating a vision of modern America that feels truly fractured. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 24, 2016
4/5 91% The Witch (2016) Aware that gender, as much as faith, remains a burning issue, Eggers makes our hearts swell and our brains sweat. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 14, 2016
4/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) The film is simultaneously sweet, simple and savvy. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Mar 14, 2016
4/5 100% The Propaganda Game (2015) Some may find Longoria's wry tone offensive but his playfulness is what make him worth watching. If laughter kills fear, this man is quite the slayer. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 28, 2016
2/5 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Chiwetel Ejiofor's new movie is a mess. Even the title - why are there more eyes than secrets? - induces brain ache. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 28, 2016
3/5 47% How To Be Single (2016) True, your average broody careerist might struggle to find a gym-toned-cutie with a secret yearning to be a stay-at-home dad. Then again, what film doesn't encourage fantasies? ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 21, 2016
3/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) Hillcoat is clearly fascinated by the ever-increasing gap between America's rich and poor. A shame he can't turn that crisis into a credible drama. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 21, 2016
3/5 48% Freeheld (2015) Moore gets to wear a striking wig but has no dialogue that makes you look twice. And the more Stacie cries over her saintly lover, the more guiltily conscious you become that your own eyes are water-free. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 21, 2016
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash isn't about how the other half live. It's rooted in something much closer to home. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 14, 2016
2/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) It's entertaining at first that our heroine and hero can slay zombies as expertly as they parry quips but the joke wears thin. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 14, 2016
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) Goosebumps combines cynicism with sweetness. If you can get past the slow start, woefully blank hero Zach (Dylan Minnette), and hit-and-miss special effects, you'll be charmed. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 7, 2016
3/5 73% Trumbo (2015) One day, perhaps, an HBO mini-series will tackle this cultural face-off and blow our minds. In the meantime, check out Trumbo. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Feb 7, 2016
1/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Its horrible message: the old are only interesting when they're capable of aping the young. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 31, 2016
3/5 74% Youth (2015) Sorrentino wants to say something profound about illnesses that bury loved ones alive. But the pompous lines kill the mood. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 31, 2016
4/5 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) Bullock is hilarious as well as unsettling in the lead. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 23, 2016
3/5 95% Creed (2015) Creed is a sure-fire hit that's impossible to hate but I may have to punch the next person who tells me it made them cry. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 18, 2016
4/5 94% Room (2015) Larson delivers every line to perfection and, as it happens, there's not one weak link in the cast. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 18, 2016
90% A War (Krigen) (2016) Like the anti-war saga In the Valley of Elah, A War explores a misuse of power that has horrific consequences. What's different is that here the crime takes place under our noses and, even more disturbingly, feels justified. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 80% Bolshoi Babylon (2015) Given the circumstances, Read has done a wonderful job. Instead of promoting or smearing a celebrated brand he's created a portrait of a workplace that feels both pertinent to Putin's Russia and universal. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Jan 8, 2016
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) The voices are too gloopy, Linus has been given an unnecessary hair transplant and, worst of all, Snoopy's plot thread (technically a story-within-a-story) is dull and dodgy. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 27, 2015
4/5 97% Sherpa (2015) The landscapes are gorgeous; the ironies stark. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 27, 2015
2/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) The huge, whale-sized problem is that Howard can't decide if this is dark, adult fare or a rollicking tale of derring-do. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 27, 2015
3/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) I love nature but halfway through Sunset Song I began to suffer from field fatigue. Cinematographer Michael McDonough shoots the soil and its various fruits with reverence - too much reverence. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 13, 2015
3/5 94% Chemsex (2015) It's a pleasure and an honour to spend time with the interviewees (Miguel, Enrique and Simon are especially adorable, articulate and open) but there's something disingenuous about Chemsex. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 13, 2015
4/5 60% Sisters (2015) The set pieces combine great performances with slyly clever writing. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 13, 2015
4/5 92% Grandma (2015) Were Oscar voters to nominate Tomlin for a Best Actress award, it would definitely cause waves. Here's hoping. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Dec 13, 2015
41% Love (2015) After a slow start Noé's self-referential soap proves more-ish. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 22, 2015
2/5 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Moorhouse, apparently convinced that viewers can't handle a mature female heroine, has made a movie that feels infinitely more antiquated than Billy Wilder's 1950 film noir. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 22, 2015
2/5 28% Fathers And Daughters (2016) Crowe, Rogers and Wallis somehow maintain their dignity throughout this piffle. The same can't be said for Seyfried. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Sometimes Fassbender's face is rigid with tension. Elsewhere he's loosey goosey. What's uncanny is that despite no prosthetics being used he never looks like himself. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 16, 2015
2/5 30% Burnt (2015) Burnt wants to be viewed as a post-modern, emotionally hardcore odyssey; a foodie version of Birdman. At once too earnest and too glossily daft to measure up, it's actually closer in mood to an Eighties Agatha Christie TV special. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 6, 2015
25% Kill Your Friends (2016) Hoult (the film's executive producer) is either miscast, the victim of terrible direction or trying to convey, through a lacklustre performance, that his faith in the material was misplaced. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Nov 6, 2015
4/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) Mendelsohn seems at ease on the razor's edge that divides the radiant from the wretched. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 25, 2015
4/5 71% Brand: A Second Coming (2015) Like The Emperor's New Clothes, A Second Coming gets your brain buzzing. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 25, 2015
4/5 100% Couple In A Hole (2015) It comes close - really close - to being an instant classic. ‐ London Evening Standard
Posted Oct 18, 2015