Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) This is bleak stuff. But it's also hellishly entertaining. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
92% Blue Story (2019) Needless to say, Blue Story is also funny, authentic and entertaining. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Thanks to a nimble script, zippy visuals and the superlative Jonathan Pryce, it's a pleasure to fall into line. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 95% Atlantics (2019) The French-African director practically invents a new genre - Senegalese gothic - and does it with such insouciance that all you can do is rub your eyes. It's so beautiful. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) The most shocking thing about this shocking film? When it was over, I felt like I'd been released from a warm hug. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 79% Judy & Punch (2019) Foulkes is bold and playful in her choices, even throwing in a smouldering ditty from Leonard Cohen. Basically, she's a natural when it comes to unpacking a punch. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) Ultimately, though, Harriet is impressive, especially given the budget ($17 million). - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 80% Little Monsters (2019) What a jagged little gem. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
2/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas is patronising, illogical and silly. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 78% Frozen II (2019) It's going to make a lot of money. It will also have millions of people counting the hours till Frozen 3. I. Just. Can't. Wait. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) It's not rocket science but it's jolly pleasant to go with the flow. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 66% The Good Liar (2019) The Good Liar offers an antidote to prejudice of all kinds, via sights and sounds best described as rainbow-hued. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 85% Sorry We Missed You (2019) Loach, clearly still buzzing from the success of I, Daniel Blake, is having the time of his life. Don't miss this. You'll be sorry if you do. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
4/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The men behind The Last Black Man in San Francisco aren't trying to be cool or sleek. That's the last thing on their minds and probably explains why they do such a fine job of standing out from the crowd. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The bottom line is that Maleficent 2 takes a brilliant character and doesn't completely bugger things up. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) If this is something of a tall story, though, it's an irresistible one, with Pesci and Harvey Keitel (in a small role) especially sharp. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
1/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) Obviously, the dire dialogue doesn't help, but what blunts Smith's performance and makes the film itself hell to watch is the innovative, ultra-high-frame-rate which renders actors, objects and even the air somehow flimsy and weird and fake. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Johnson, on temporary sabbatical from the Star Wars universe after The Last Jedi, has used his time well. Murder he wrote - and what a writer he is. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
5/5 91% Saint Maud (2019) Saint Maud, like Ari Aster's Midsommar, is a law unto itself. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) If you're looking for a wild ride, here it be. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 95% Good Posture (2019) As it happens, nothing much happens. Wells's film, basically, is missing a middle act. Still, if you're willing to overlook that teeny-tiny flaw, you'll emerge feeling stoked. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 83% Judy (2019) Just concentrate on Judy's emotional journey, though, and you'll be fine. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 78% Skin (2019) This film's saved by the Bell. But only just. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) [A] witty, endlessly suspenseful US slasher movie that critiques privilege and entitlement. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
2/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) Moss, somehow, retains her dignity but McCarthy and Haddish are made to look like amateurs. I'm a fan of both women. Get me outta this kitchen. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
2/5 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Come the apocalypse, Rambo will almost certainly still be spilling blood. "The war inside never ends!" And neither does this bloody franchise. - London Evening Standard EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
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 99% 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 80% 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 19% 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 89% 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 44% 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 86% 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 79% 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 64% 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 95% 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 63% 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