Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 34% 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 89% 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 58% 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 86% 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 71% 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 53% 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 93% 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 87% 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 73% 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 89% 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 68% 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 86% 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 75% 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 68% 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 94% 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 92% 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
3/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The truth is, you can afford to miss Lowery's portrait of the (con) artist as an old man. Paradoxically, if you see it, you won't feel your time has been wasted. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
3/5 58% White Boy Rick (2018) When you ask yourself: "What's so special about Rick?" The answer is: not much. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
4/5 92% The Price of Everything (2018) A documentary for people who like Monet, money or both. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Kajganich is a purveyor of pretentious piffle. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) They Shall Not Grow Old is stupendously humane, the polar opposite of propaganda. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/5 62% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King, ultimately, is dominated by blood-soaked battles and silly quips ("You Bruces are all the same!"). Ironically, it's true. This Bruce can't stand out. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 58% The Grinch (2018) After a somewhat desultory first act, punctuated by lots of poppy "rap" songs, everything comes together. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) At its best, what follows is a zany cross between The Wizard of Oz, The Company of Wolves, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Ab Fab. Knightley is a riot and totally worth the price of admission. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
3/5 65% Peterloo (2019) Once we get to the march and the massacre itself, you'll be rooted to your seat. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Basically, you can't take your eyes off Hill. And you get the feeling that Phoenix can't either. That gravitational pull is exactly right for the story. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) The film will win Laurel and Hardy new fans and proves how well Coogan works in a team. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
2/5 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Back and forth, back and forth. It's meant to be tense but it's like watching Pong. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Right here, right now, Starr Carter is a true screen rebel, entirely deserving of your respect and love. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
4/5 92% Been So Long (2018) Cool actors playing cool characters in a Camden that Londoners will actually recognise (grotty, gorgeous, just about keeping gentrification at bay). Who could ask for anything more? - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) As mad and chaotic as the times we live in, it proves that laughter and hope go hand in hand. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018