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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Before Sunset
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It has a tendency to overextend its outrageous arias, but this pop-art confection both spoofs and celebrates the crazy conventions of movie melodramas and genre cinema with pure affection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Hot Fuzz is something all too rare in movie comedies: a story rather than a string of disjointed skits, with hearty characters behind its caricatures.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Sweet and sour and sexy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Where you might expect either overheated teen melodrama or cartoonish farce, Nobuhiro creates a lively, engaging, character-driven piece with flourishes of offbeat humor dancing around the dynamics of the foursome as they pull together in rehearsals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    These are mortal souls and unglamorous bodies and Ferran explores their affair in its earthy, physical and fleshy reality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    With less lampooning and satirical asides, Sicko may be less "entertaining" than Moore's previous films, but it's also more affecting and effective.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's all about the sheer visceral rush of mega action.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The restraint of both director and actor makes this steely gangster drama reverberate long after it ends. This kind of mystery is rare in a film culture that demands answers before the credits roll.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    While Margot's casual cruelty and the scenes of squirmy discomfort are sometimes painful to watch, the rendering of this disastrous family reunion is seriously, savagely droll.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Captures the overwhelming and uncontrollable emotional assault of loving and living through captured moments and sensuous images.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Mamet is more respectful than exciting as an action director, but his fascination with how things work, be it the mechanics of designing and promoting a big pay-per-view event or battling a world-class Jiu-jitsu master, makes it all quite mesmerizing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    An engaging and generous profile of the fascinating folks who have chosen to live at the end of the world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    One of the most hilarious and engaging films from producer Judd Apatow's often inconsistent comedy factory, thanks to inspired dialogue, dynamite chemistry between Rogen and Franco and perfectly pitched stoner gags (undoubtedly the result of copious research).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Ceylan has an unerring gift for camera placement, and his slow, measured scenes can be as hypnotic as they are lovely -- at times, too much so, with the characters constrained by his poetic perfection.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Fumbling characters find that survival is not a matter of economics alone, it's also a matter of hope.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Captures the pain and desperation of adolescent powerlessness and humiliation with powerful intimacy, strung out to almost 2 1/2 lazy hours of stories that wander through an ever-widening group of characters.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This is a film about anger, shame and helplessness, and it offers no answers, merely hard questions and angry challenges.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    While the characters lack the quirks and affectations that have enlivened the impulsive figures from past Dogme films, the passion of the players and Bier's sensitive direction give these utterly normal figures a vivid aliveness, along with dignity and everyday beauty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's smart, instructive political cinema that tackles complex issues of the globalization with practical examples and vivid images and presents its effects in immediate human terms.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A delight, a vigorous, vibrant romantic comedy that mines emotional desperation and frustration for all its comic potential, but never at the expense of its temperamental heroine.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The most pure of Mamet's works to come to the screen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Deliciously dark tale of insidious seduction.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Underworld opera of the bravura kind, this is driven, like most Hong Kong action, more by emotion than logic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The three stars communicate the fears and dreams and frustrations of teenage girls with subtlety, sensitivity and dignity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Danny Aiello is right at home as owner Louis, a paternal Italian father to all but his own son, reigning over the throng from his corner table like a benevolent lord and maybe underworld gangster.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    An inspirational documentary that treats thinkers (so often the villains of our entertainments) as heroes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The funniest thing I've seen this summer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Varda sees herself as a gleaner as she searches for the people and cultural activities missed by the rest of the media.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Carrera's direct, unadorned style has none of the searing imagery or cinematic imagination of "Y Tu Mama," but it bristles with passion, anger and a palpable sense of betrayal.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A mix of the poetic and the polemic, the film is oddly abstract and untethered.