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Charlotte O’Sullivan Turns in a Crowd Pleaser With “The Hobbit”

In response to Charlotte O'Sullivan’s 354‑word review of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug on This is London 

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/film/the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug--film-review-8992470.html

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Charlotte O’Sullivan turns in a fun—and often funny—performance in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug—film review.”

Smaug—Film Review finds the critic in top form; she’s clearly having fun here and it shows in the prose, which is lively and has that effortless flow that so many writers strive for and can’t quite pull off.

The piece is well proportioned. O’Sullivan knows what her readers want and she wastes no time giving it to them. There’s the breezy open that establishes a casual, conversational style whilst giving the one-liner verdict for those looking for the quick hit.

The critic then moves on to a brief recap that feels in harmony with the style and length of the rest of the review and thus doesn’t weigh down the proceedings considerably.

In short order, O’Sullivan’s critique is in full swing and, oh, what fun it is! She’s got a quick wit and she uses it here judiciously, never letting the humor overwhelm the piece or get in the way of the critique, which remains one of her strong suits.

Even in this small format, she packs in more criticism than many critics can manage in articles twice as long. It’s not perfect, but it’s got everything you need.    

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