Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Panic and self-doubt are at the heart of [the] movie... - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) It's meant as a compliment when strong females are called ballsy, but it would be truer to say that J-Lo's extraordinary creation is vagina-y. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
5/5 100% For Sama (2019) You leave understanding why for Al-Kateab the past is something she wants to live with every day. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
4/5 98% Rojo (2019) Embrace this little masterpiece before it disappears. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) It Chapter Two isn't better than Chapter One. It's certainly not scarier. Here's the thing, though: when it counts, it's every bit as thrilling. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) [Y]ou simply can't look away. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 79% Good Boys (2019) Here's a beautifully acted, non-lascivious film about sex, drugs and peer pressure. Repeat after me: every good boy deserves fanfare. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 18% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) [F]or a movie so clearly doubling as product placement, it's also fun, a cartoon (bookended by live-action sequences) which allows talented actors to riff on unexpected themes. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) Let Bruce's wisdom into your life. You don't have to be blind to the flaws of this film to view it as a ray of sunshine. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) A strong contender for most ridiculous tearjerker of the year, starring Kevin Costner as a golden retriever. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Whether grimly injecting herself with the virus, bantering with Hobbs or hanging onto a truck like a thrilled kid on a roundabout, Hattie is dynamite. I took a 10-year-old boy to the screening and she was his favourite character. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 85% Animals (2019) Something, alas, has happened to Unsworth's original vision; it's become slighter and more one-sided. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 80% Holiday (2018) Some metaphors are a little obvious but still, by the end you feel you know this waif through and through. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 80% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Footage of Marianne on her deathbed, listening to a tender message from Cohen, leaves one all of a pleasant ache. The pair were haplessly toxic. Warm and sexy, they were also united by their love of words to the end. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 100% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) This wry, delicately austere debut from Mexican theatre director Lila Avilés goes one step further. To quote a famous TV sitcom line: "I don't speak maid." With Avilés's help, we're taught a new language. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 100% The Edge (2019) This film makes us appreciate the revolution that's taken place in English cricket. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
4/5 100% Only You (2018) All hail a lacerating romance that somehow gets us in the mood for love. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Proudly retro and coyly innocent, it's the perfect movie for a tweeny sleepover. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) [Midsommar's] the feel-mad movie of the decade. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
3/5 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) The makers of this biographical romance clearly adore Virginia Woolf and want viewers to engage with her personality, sexuality and lightning-bright words. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
5/5 96% In Fabric (2019) The script never flags. Ben Wheatley's credited as a producer and his presence is felt. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) Bujalski uses the past to make sense of the present... and the future. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/5 64% 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 88% 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 87% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2019) 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 80% 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 41% 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 91% Beats (2019) Funny, as well as emotionally rewarding. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 68% 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 55% 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 30% 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 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 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 82% 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 58% 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 95% Ray & Liz (2019) All hail an instant classic. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019