Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 91% The White Tiger (2020) Move over Tiger King. There's a new tiger in town. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
5/5 100% Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) So let me put it another way. Jasmila Zbanic's offering is as suspenseful as The Great Escape and features a bunch of children so cute they belong in a John Lewis ad. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 58% The Mauritanian (2021) A gruelling true-life story of incarceration and torture is made eminently watchable by a central performance from Tahar Rahim that ranks among his best. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
4/5 62% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Levinson and his cast play a lot of games to make a serious point. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
4/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Boseman, as skilful as he was talented, hits the right notes, all the time. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
4/5 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Jenkins is an expert at weaving emotion into set-pieces. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) This is Byrne's show, but it's also Lee's tale of the unexpected. Enjoy. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Clooney's been saved by the belly. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 57% The Prom (2020) If you hate cheesy glitz, The Prom will make you want to puke into the nearest punch bowl. For the rest of us? It's time to party. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 95% County Lines (2019) If you were looking for a word to describe writer-director Henry Blake's horribly timely debut you would not pick "fun", yet the filmmaking is so sharp I was hooked from the get-go. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 82% Mank (2020) By siding with the writer, David Fincher draws attention to the small print and, in the process, concocts a fabulous and moving yarn of his own. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 83% Happiest Season (2020) It's funny, as well as brave. Thanks, Santa! - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2020
3/5 75% Audrey (2020) That said, this mostly feels like a project designed to soothe hard-core fans and is basically pretty bland. The real Hepburn had bite. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2020
4/5 100% Finding Jack Charlton (2020) Let's just say those looking for a fairy-tale ending won't find it, but what we do get feels like a pot of gold. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2/5 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Suffice to say, unless you're a silly billy, you'll see through the pantomime. This fight ain't fair; it's been rigged. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
3/5 78% A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020) Bob's gift will almost certainly be embraced by a Covid-captive audience. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2020
4/5 91% Luxor (2020) Luxor is reminiscent of other deliberately excruciating movies in which uptight, middle-class singletons lose the plot. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2020
5/5 67% Ammonite (2020) As with the rocks Anning can't get enough of, this romance contains multitudes. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
5/5 96% Nomadland (2020) [Zhao's] movie gives a voice to the marginalised. If you listen hard, it might just change your life. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Baron Cohen gets America. In fact, he gets the world. It's a good thing someone understands us. In this time of trouble, the mirror held up by Sacha and co is just what we need. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
2/5 66% The Secret Garden (2020) [Thorne's] tweaked the timeline, the story now begins in 1947, and is trying to explore some interesting ideas, such as colonialism's impact on bottom-of-the-pile Brits. But the plot is so clumsy and frantic that nothing sticks. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
4/5 95% Mogul Mowgli (2020) If there's a formula for "sexy" film-making, Ahmed and director Bassam Tariq flout the rules at every turn. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 89% Kajillionaire (2020) Kajillionaire won't make anyone rich, but who cares? - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 87% Shirley (2020) It's a flawed mistress-piece. I can't wait to watch it again. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 90% Supernova (2021) Without entering into spoiler territory, Tusker decides on a plan of action that feels more familiar than it should. But you need to see this movie. Just be aware that the script's not as stellar as the leading men. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
5/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) King's the greatest. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
5/5 96% Soul (2020) Co-directed and written by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, this is nourishment for, well, the soul. If you're feeling kind of blue, help is on its way. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sacha Baron Cohen steals the show in Aaron Sorkin's mostly entertaining, occasionally cheesy, totally timely take on a notorious US trial. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
4/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) This voyage around a father navigates territory that often seems overly smooth. Luckily, Murray and Jones provide all the jagged edges we need. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
5/5 95% David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) This is an emotional experience. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) [T]he performances and one-liners are so droll you'll almost certainly come out beaming. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
4/5 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Charlie Kaufman's latest is so good it induces separation anxiety. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 35% The New Mutants (2020) Fox's last X-Men movie is an unholy mess... Out of the wreckage, a cult classic has been born. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 73% Mulan (2020) I'm as athletic as a bed sock but, for so many reasons, this movie made me want to do backflips. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
4/5 100% Coup 53 (2020) Coup 53 is stranger than fiction and a terrifying reminder that the past never goes away. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
2/5 63% Hope Gap (2020) Diehard fans of Nicholson will probably suck it up. For the rest of us, this is hopeless. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 70% Tenet (2020) To point out that Tenet has flaws feels ungrateful. It's like slagging off Santa. But, I confess, some of the yick yacking - vis a vis physics, metaphysics and so on - made me sleepy... Those quibbles aside, Tenet is an eye-popping, ground-breaking blast. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/5 83% Flash Gordon (1980) Basically, whether laughing with this film, or at it, you'll have a blast. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
4/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) This is more of an appetiser than a main meal, but it's still dill-ish. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
3/5 44% Endings, Beginnings (2020) If you can sit through to the end (a huge if), you'll be pleased that you did. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
4/5 48% Unhinged (2020) Even when simply glowering, Crowe keeps us guessing. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
5/5 98% The Fight (2020) This is a jubilant and mischievous documentary that suggests changing the world for the better is something we can all do. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 76% Summerland (2020) Canny and adorable, Summerland's a family film with a difference. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Johanna may be wise, but the film never puts her on a pedestal. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
5/5 99% Saint Frances (2020) You could also describe it as the missing link between Bridesmaids and Roma. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
4/5 92% Clemency (2019) Clemency is one of those deliberately harrowing movies that leaves you feeling elated. The very precision of the film-making gives you a sense of hope. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
3/5 94% Come As You Are (2020) Come As You Are thinks it's radically inclusive. Come again? - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
4/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) Luckily, the film itself - an adaptation of Greg Rucka's 2017 comic - is massively enjoyable. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/5 47% Scoob! (2020) Tony Cervone's cheeky meddling with a franchise is inferior to James Bobin's 2011 Muppets reboot, but it's fun and will keep kids glued to the couch. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
2/5 55% Back Roads (2018) All roads lead to unintentional giggles. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2020