Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 62% Child's Play (2019) The violence is OTT but rarely feels cheap because the tone is so knowing. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/5 83% Diego Maradona (2019) Kapadia has said he wanted to "test" himself by documenting "somebody who is still around". Kapadia has passed his own test. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
3/5 86% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2018) An off-beat comedy written by Frank Cottrell Boyce in which Bill Nighy plays a controlling, mordantly witty Scouser coming to terms with the unwritten rules of life. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/5 79% Late Night (2019) Thompson and Kaling make a delicious odd couple. Good night and good luck to them both. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) The result isn't better than the 2013 original but it's just as good. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/5 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) At... moments you feel like you're in the trippiest of David Attenborough docs. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Smith hasn't been this entertaining for years. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) There are so many memorable performances. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 93% Beats (2019) Funny, as well as emotionally rewarding. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Reynolds is in his element when allowed to be goofy, and this stuff is nothing if not surreal, especially in the second act. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
5/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) Franklin - focused, transcendentally beautiful and sweating profusely - takes us back to her roots. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
3/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Efron has a ball: he's likeable, goofy and manic, except when flashing his eyes when he looks like that boy from The Village of the Damned. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Some gags could be sharper but the gender-fluid chemistry between the leads is a joy. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is a masterpiece. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
2/5 48% Bel Canto (2018) Stinky is the only word to describe this earnest thriller in which a famous American opera singer learns life lessons (and gets jiggy) in a hostage crisis. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
2/5 31% Red Joan (2019) Dench is a triple agent but Nunn squanders her talents. What a betrayal. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
3/5 50% A Dark Place (Steel Country) (2019) It's the chemistry between Scott and his female co-stars that makes Steel Country worth a look. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) This is an upbeat project fuelled by anger. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3/5 95% Yuli (2018) The film-makers' hearts are in Havana and, yes, their enthusiasm is infectious. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
4/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Clarke is fantastic as Louis, and Laurence is even better as the precocious, painfully sensitive Ellie. She steals the movie, with Kolsch and Widmyer's blessing. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
4/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Erudite, visceral and chuckle-worthy, this western is based on Patrick deWitt's novel and starts out as the story of two gun-toting, chalk-and-cheese brothers, only to become more mysterious. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
2/5 47% Dumbo (2019) The animation of old feels so much more real than the live-action remake. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
3/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate is about a man who enjoys being engulfed by emotion. The movie that frames his rapture, though full of beautiful moments, is near wild heaven, but not near enough. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) This is a movie about what people are prepared to swallow when they're thirsty for love. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2019
3/5 66% The White Crow (2019) Fiennes gives a hypnotic performance as Nureyev's favourite teacher, Alexander Pushkin. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2019
3/5 80% The Fight (2018) It was brave and smart of Hynes to leave her comfort zone. Her desperately angry characters linger on, just as they should. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
4/5 56% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Mitchell - using gorgeously extravagant camera moves and an orgasmically lush score - pays homage to Old Hollywood and is equally indebted to the work of Richard Linklater, David Lynch and the Coen brothers. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
5/5 93% Ray & Liz (2019) All hail an instant classic. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
4/5 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Exquisitely non-judgmental, this is one of those little films that restores your faith in indie cinema. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
19% Serenity (2019) A hilariously terrible noir-cum-brainteaser from Steven Knight, starring Matthew McConaughey's bottom. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Pugh is the film's main weapon. Hauntingly intense in The Falling and Lady Macbeth, the 23-year-old turns out to be an effortlessly nuanced comedian. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/5 88% The Hole in the Ground (2019) Sarah and her sort-of boy prove hard to shake off. Don't be surprised if weeks after you see this they grope their way into your dreams. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
4/5 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Taking its cue from Ruth, On the Basis of Sex includes everyone in the equation. Mothers - and fathers! - should take their brainy kids to see it. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
4/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Jail and courtroom scenes, at the beginning and end, may be a tad implausible, not to mention scrappy. But the middle section, mostly shot on handheld cameras on the streets of Beirut, is breathtaking, topical, hilarious, tender and brutal. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 69% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) One of those efficiently lazy sequels that by turns bores you to death and induces chuckles. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 83% Jellyfish (2018) Jellyfish - moving, provocative, often hilarious - is quite a debut. Gardner and Hill. Remember those names. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) A semi-brilliant family movie, guaranteed to leave both kids and adults buzzing. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
3/5 71% All Is True (2019) Dramatically it works. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
5/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Wave your lighters in the air. This bleak movie is one of the year's best. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) This film takes an altogether different view of the imitation game. By embracing frauds and failures, it achieves greatness on the sly. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 70% The Mule (2018) Watching this movie is like checking the news after popping a Xanax. The world's going to hell in a handcart. But it's all good. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
3/5 74% Destroyer (2018) This uneven and downbeat film will play to small audiences - but that it exists is kind of wonderful. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) Shyamalan is incredibly gifted. He's also suffering from delusions of grandeur. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) I loved watching it. It's fantastically enjoyable. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
3/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) The film, initially zippy (mostly thanks to J K Simmons as Hart's seen-it-all spin doctor), soon turns into a self-righteous mess. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
4/5 87% Colette (2018) In the wrong films Knightley is a pretty girl with a small bag of tricks. In the right ones she's formidable. Crucially here, she also cuts it as a wordsmith. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
5/5 95% RBG (2018) Her determination and self-belief are inspiring. She's convinced she still has much to offer. Only a cruel fool would disagree. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
5/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Colman, always brilliant, has never seemed more divine. If she's not nominated for an Oscar, I will cry. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) A frustrating joy ride. It'd be twice as good if it was half as long. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2/5 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) It's hard to convey the oppressive ickiness of a biopic with such good intentions... - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018