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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Hearts in Atlantis
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    When it was released in the United States more than 30 years ago, its distributor hacked away 40 minutes of its precise structure. This rerelease restores every meticulous second of Melville's cinematic fantasy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's almost too devastating for words, yet never less than compelling and heartbreakingly affecting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Deftly weaves history, film and memory into an imaginative meditation on why the movies become a part of our lives.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Winterbottom's compassion transforms In This World from a political statement into an eloquent and involving human drama.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Yimou plays his images like a visual symphony, and turns a potential costume pageant into an exhilarating national myth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Played by Lucy Russell with a defiant, unapologetic embrace of aristocratic privilege, Grace is a maddening yet fascinating character.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's a bracing reminder that before Hitler took power, it was handed to him. The lesson resonates long after the credits roll.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's a big enough film to hold all the contradictions. Green has an ego and a gift for stealing the spotlight with a wink and a grin. Yet his respect for the kids is genuine.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Movie magic is only as powerful as the imagination that casts it. Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki's imagination is the most creative in animated filmmaking.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A film more textural than narrative, it's for viewers willing to lose themselves in a truly sensual jungle experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's a volatile subject and Abu-Assad's thoughtful thriller stokes the debate.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's great to see action stars cast for their moves -- their grace in motion is thrilling -- but they also have the charisma to pull off the characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The most imaginative and delightful computer-animated movie of recent years outside of the Pixar brand, Monster House is a Halloween ghost story by way of monster-movie adventure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The story plays out in the sensuous textures and hypnotic rhythms as the rebellious youth Torres embodies eases into a serenity and acceptance that Montenegro brings so gently to her performance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The sudden turns of temperament are a treat after the smart-ass attitude of American horror flicks, and the film is full of minor surprises, squirming in unexpected directions without leaving the conventions behind.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Cements director's place as mob-movie master.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Even if you don't like the stories, the filmmakers seem incapable of finding a corner of Paris that is not photogenic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Olivier Dahan's sprawling portrait of the life of Edith Piaf is the kind of grand, passionate historical drama that no one seems to be able to pull off any more.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Long for an animated feature and too demanding for very young children, but it's also filled with delights.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A bare outline of the plot reads like a space-adventure thriller with end-of-the-world stakes and a hint of celestial spirituality, and the haunted spaceship twist in the third act is pure B-movie madness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Pitt won the Best Actor award at Venice for his Jesse...Yet it's Affleck who impresses most as the wary, skittish Bob.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Faced with an artist defined more by his lyrics than his life story, Haynes delivers a song-cycle of a movie: vivid, exaggerated, contradictory impressions of a man who confounds a culture still looking to define him.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A witty little comic gem with a heart and a soul.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Perhaps the most ingeniously imaginative element in Son of Rambow, a film exploding with imagination (some of it scrawled directly over the film in animated expressions of Will's private world), is its very conceit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A deliciously vivid adventure fantasy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A charmer of a film and a delightful piece of storytelling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Joaquin Phoenix is as good as he has ever been in James Gray's Two Lovers, a discomfortingly honest drama about the frustrations of love and desire.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    An inspirational documentary that treats thinkers (so often the villains of our entertainments) as heroes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The three stars communicate the fears and dreams and frustrations of teenage girls with subtlety, sensitivity and dignity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The most pure of Mamet's works to come to the screen.