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 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Thank You for Smoking
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The Rock manages to play both with a crude candor more genuine than the entertaining if contrived spectacle around him, and a surprising big-screen charisma and ease that makes him a natural-born screen hero.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Well-meaning portrait of intolerance concludes as grand tragic melodrama, executed with a stately beauty in somber colors.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Full of compassion and good intentions, but Kirkman never spins the stories into compelling cinema.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's a fine moral and an admirable statement, but it's the portrait of an icon rather than the story of the person thrust into that position.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's a passionate vision thick with eroticism, but the musky atmosphere gets a little thick and murky.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Under the lingerie model façade beats the heart of a celestial Dr. Phil.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The boys and girls are so busy acting out their romantic fantasies or soulfully pining over impossible loves that, however photogenic they may be, they never seem to actually live their lives.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The curiously stylized piece, shot in a muted palette with performances to match (the cast is perhaps too restrained given the theatrical framework), is dramatically colorless, but the moods and moments are crafted with kinky grace.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    This is one of those capers doomed to unravel in comic chaos, but it finally plays less like a con gone wrong than a long, lazy, insubstantial shaggy dog story coasting on nothing but charm.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    For all the clumsy scenes and cloying performances, director Patricia Riggen puts her adults through tough choices and hard consequences.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's a little sloppy and full of convenient coincidences, but at its best roils with edgy character tensions.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Best enjoyed by keeping in mind the latest cinematic proposition that apocalyptic disaster doesn't bring out the worst in people, only the stupidest.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Apparently there's a fresh generation ready to take this at face value. That, in its own way, is refreshing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's often funny but it flails around like a chicken with its head cut off, flapping and squawking and making a spectacle, but never really going anywhere.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Ultimately less psychological thriller than polemic about the effects of living in an atmosphere of paranoia fed by daily threat-level assessments and round-the-clock TV news-channel coverage of fear-mongering speeches.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Grand and imaginatively designed epic that forgets that the spectacle -- and this is nothing if not spectacular -- is just the flourish.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    There are no surprises in this match, but director Fumihiko Sori makes the games visually thrilling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Does its job colorfully and entertainingly, as long as you don't lean too hard on such niggling details as logic, legality and the laws of physics.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Though it's rarely dull, first-time feature director Yasuo Inoue has a better eye for intriguing and unusual imagery than dramatic staging, and he illustrates his points long before he runs out of un-endings.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    No, it's not the big screen version of "24." For one thing, Sutherland is in the wrong role.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    A collision of medieval fantasy and commando action movie, where you can almost believe in the high-concept mix-and-matching.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Makes a great time capsule, a shot-on-the-streets glimpse into the texture of a bygone time, place and attitude, but a listless, lightweight odyssey.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    In place of the dysfunctional family Christmas story we've come to expect for the holidays, The Family Stone gives us a cheerfully uncensored, generic counterculture clan and tosses a tightly wound control freak into the center of their holiday celebration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Under Schnabel's direction, it becomes stilted and static, if not simplistic.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    P2
    The minor pleasures of P2 lie in the simple effectiveness of the sleekly unshowy direction and the clean, unadorned script, which pares away extraneous distractions like motivation and complicated back stories to get on with the mechanics of tension and the obligatory jumps and startles (which stand in for genuine scares).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Cranks up the hysteria to screechy sitcom levels.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Barely substantial enough for a feature but just light and tasty enough to satisfy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The result is a film with an identity crisis, a fluffy romantic farce that gets progressively darker, more destructive and finally so downright demented that the featherweight story line is crushed under the weight of brutal, unpleasant truth.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Taking on the sneeringly blase Alig may be a cagey career move for Culkin, but it's a disappointingly thin performance.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It comes out less like a spoof than a smart-aleck remake of "Meatballs," minus the energy of Bill Murray.

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