For 884 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Iraq in Fragments
Lowest review score: 0 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Sean Axmaker
    Isn't merely bad, it's utterly flavorless and the filmmakers are either too lazy or too cynical to even pretend there's a story behind Lawrence's 21st century homeboy shtick in 14th-century garb.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Sean Axmaker
    There's no slow descent into ruthless warfare and we get neither the giddy charge of their bad behavior, nor the guilty sting of complicity in their ruthless desire. All that's left is an idea still in search of a script.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 33 Sean Axmaker
    A sloppy, indifferent action movie with a sadistic edge and a sour hypocrisy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    An airless, mannered mess.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Has all the telltale signs of desperate re-editing: mismatched shots, clumsy transitions and a devastating car wreck that occurred either on a dry sunlit day or in the midst of a nighttime downpour, depending on the flashback.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Upbeat but generic songs (one performed by Little Richard) and jazz lines add a little energy but the film feels less like a feature than an expensive ad for the upcoming video.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Glib, sense-numbing action fantasy.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Levant turns up the slapstick, doubletakes, and epic fart jokes to a tortured extreme.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    A potentially interesting idea deflated by the absurd proclamations of an arch screenplay and smothered under the ponderous gravity of M. Night Shyamalan's dreary direction.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Afraid to pitch into farce, yet only half-hearted in its spy mechanics, All the Queen's Men is finally just one long drag.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    The roll call of perversions and adolescent sex gags are more creepy than kooky and the sudden shift to triumphant romantic sincerity at the climax rings as false as this film's sappy (sorry, happy) ending.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Stephen Brill's flat-footed script begins as an idiot comedy with the gross-out gags of a Farrelly brothers film.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Coupled with the flavorless dialogue of the inane script and a leading man who registers all the glow of a black hole, there's nothing to anchor this mindless mess of a film.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    It's bad enough that the lazy script substitutes goofy situations for actual gags, much of which falls flat under Rob Pritts' plodding direction, but Corky Romano finally sours in cynicism and hypocrisy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Who is Cletis Tout? Who cares?
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Not faithful enough to be an adaptation, too misguided to be considered an interpretation, and not funny enough to be a parody, this film would do well not to advertise its inspiration.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    It's so sloppy that the flashback montage includes clips from scenes that were cut from the film!
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    It's phony and forced, but mostly it's just silly. If there was once a satirical edge to this thriller, it's been programmed right out.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Call this one "Die Hard" on Alcatraz, and this time the "cuckoo crazy" maverick has got the homeboys on his side.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    The slapdash comic flailing of screenwriter and TV scribe-turned-director Ed Decter is only compounded by a script so disconnected you have to wonder if pages were lost on the way to the set.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    There is no histrionic excess or crackpot camp, only hoary sentiment, the puppy-dog cuteness of the mentally handicapped, and the proposition that the "cure" for lesbianism is one good man brave enough to get in touch with his inner cow.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    But as an artist, von Trier's contempt for humanity is becoming harder to hide with stylistic flourish. He doesn't even try here, and his arrogance is topped only by his misanthropy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Favors giggly juvenile humor over inspired satire and ends up not with a moral, but a moral vacuum.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Tired and glib, it tries to milk humor from the sniping, sass and simple disrespect of its unpleasant traveling companions.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    I'd be tempted to call the whole thing cartoonish, but that would be insulting to the real thing.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    This isn't a movie, it's a marketing ploy. Would you like a plush Garfield toy with that popcorn?
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Yet another raunchy, gross-out farce, this one about smart-alecky city boys who have wacky adventures while exposing themselves in -- I mean to -- the great outdoors.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Dracula, who, as played by Dominic Purcell, has all the dark charisma and burning threat of a baked potato.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    All that's left are cute animals with animated mouths spitting out fitfully inspired one liners, sophomoric sexual innuendo and enough poop gags to last a lifetime.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    A one-joke, one-note turkey.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Sour slapstick assault with a tin heart and counterfeit sentimentality.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Ultimately this soppy Pacifier sucks.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Overlong, unscary, poorly paced and banally written.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    The utter lack of tension or suspense is as dumbfounding as Hunt's blender approach to editing, which purees action scenes into incoherent mashes of image confetti.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Makes no effort to learn about the culture. It idolizes the idea of spiritual purity without offering any insight into what it really means.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Redfield's fans will rejoice, if only to see the beloved novel illustrated on the screen, no matter how tediously. The rest of us probably should stay away.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    The humorless and self-important execution attempts an operatic scale but only succeeds in sinking the remnants of the story's integrity. By the time it makes landfall, this incoherent production has blown itself out.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    The script drowns out its ideas with arch melodramatic devices and ridiculous twists while Babbitt smothers even the daylight scenes in an oppressive gloom.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Welcome to the tawdry end of paradise, where no melodrama is too obvious and no conflict too contrived.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    As stiff and slogging as animated films come.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Not just a bad film, Hannibal Rising is downright dull, which is a far worse crime.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    The most insipidly innocuous film ever made about facing mortality and living it up before passing away, The Bucket List has as much poetry and poise as its clumsy, clunky title.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    While too bland and stupid to be offensive, Never Back Down spouts a hollow message of nonviolence while celebrating the brutal satisfaction of beating the crap out of someone.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    There is no stylistic thrill to this blunt object of a callous action film. It's content to bludgeon the audience into numb resignation.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    A girlie romantic comedy with tired slapstick pranks but not an ounce of self-respect or intelligence.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    No style, no irony and no smarts, just a vicious streak that lasts 90 minutes.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    It's hard to believe that five different writers took credit for this feeble story and script. Who says failure is an orphan?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    The psychobabble silliness passed off as investigative insight here is laughable at best.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    Less offensive than embarrassing, at least for the chagrined performers.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    Not that there are any actual jokes to be had. The film simply jumps to the punch lines, a non-stop barrage of crude dialogue and vulgar sight gags that passes as humor among adolescent boys. Who exactly is the audience for this R-rated film? The terminally immature?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    The disingenuous attempt to give the tawdry story some kind of social import only makes the tinny caricatures more insincere, while his erotic display of 15-year-old girls isn't a satire of a sexualized culture, it's just dirty.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    It's recidivist Murphy: bad-skit comedy populated by caricatures in search of a movie.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 0 Sean Axmaker
    It's a shrill cacophony of puerile clich├ęs about men and women and sex, delivered in adrenaline-driven harangues and arrogant lectures. When the stage clears, all that's left is the unpleasant odor of all that hot air.

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