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 Old Joy
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    A lively and lightweight comedy, the film finally connects with the real-life rush of playing music for a live audience.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's a pretense of even-handedness. The true story has been reduced to a case for faith. It merely sacrifices all reason to get there.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    So grim and humorless that the first half almost sinks into silliness.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Too hip to play it straight and too cool to resort to an actual story, Hartley turns the whole rambling spy game into a puzzle box where every certainty is thrown into doubt, every character has a hidden motive, and every clue is contradicted.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    A perfectly competent, if undistinguished, action film that smoothes over all the most interesting bumps in the drama.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Favors pageantry over substance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's flashy, it's often funny ...,and it resembles a movie so much that soon it demands something resembling motivation, character, a plot, anything to explain the seemingly arbitrary connections between the stunts and the skits.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    For all the tough-minded talk and frank portraits of inner-city life, however, the film is not altogether convincing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Rich with emotional turmoil and searing beauty, but it could have used a little more time in the editing room to make sense of it all.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It probably cost less than the catering budget of average Adam Sandler comedy and, in its own hit-and-miss scattershot fashion, it's about as funny. At least when it hits.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's the chemistry between the women and the droll scene-stealing wit and wolfish pessimism of Anna Chancellor that makes this "Two Weddings and a Funeral" fun.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Doom may be by the numbers, with a roll call of colorful types systematically exterminated while The Rock entertains with cartoonish expressions and reactions (the closest the film comes to personality).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The attitude is older, maybe a tad sentimental, and as adolescent and reckless as ever. Whether that's a good thing depends on your appreciation for dead-end conversations, geek debates and the Smithspeak sandbox of creative vulgarity.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    A strangely warm, affectionate look at bad behavior amid emotional damage and a stranglehold of identity issues.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's all so visceral that it overwhelms the near-abstract story and smothers what passes for characters.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's a bright, swiftly paced story with some spirited humor.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    While it displays precious little originality or ingenuity, A Guy Thing is less graceless than most of its ilk and benefits from a likable cast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Abigail Breslin, the preteen Oscar nominee for "Little Miss Sunshine" and the most effortless actress of her generation, plays the precocious little girl part without overdoing the precociousness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    More silly than funny.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's an interesting experiment that doesn't quite work.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    There are too many unearned runs to fully embrace this underdog triumph.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Director Troy Beyer, who adapted the original screenplay, can't seem to decide if this is a morality play or a music-video fantasy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Autobiographical or not, the frankness and family hysteria of this rolling therapy session gets awkwardly intimate and at times tough to endure, as much for its raw candor as for its confessional contrivance. Too bad the revelations of past mistakes are more interesting than the story played out screen.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    As action movies seem to get more complicated and convoluted with international conspiracies and technological concepts, the "Transporter" franchise is refreshingly simple.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    There's simply nobody beneath the derisive attitude worth caring about.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's more ambitious and passionate than thoughtful. Singleton is better at criticizing than understanding, and he leaves too many characters lacking a legitimate voice.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The unchecked enthusiasm of McGinley as the touchy-feely renovation guru gives slow-burn Cube the perfect foil and mellows the malicious comic tone. The rest is pure slapstick.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Seeks to shock and to outrage, and so far it's done both quite nicely.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's bright, colorful and udder-ly unmemorable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Well-intentioned but not very well directed, it makes for a better psychological profile than a film.

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