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 Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Think of this corrective to Kipling as "The Longest Yard" meets "The Seven Samurai" with cricket bats, choreographed dance numbers, romantic triangles and a rousing call to solidarity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Pfeiffer devours every one of her scenes with a ferocious performance.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Ararat is less about history than the necessity of dialogue and debate, and the devastating effects of stifling dialogue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Despite the cat-and-mouse games between cop and criminal, this is less a battle of wills than one man's battle for his own soul. Nolan bravely treads where few American films dare to delve -- into the world of ambivalence and ambiguity -- and emerges with a compelling portrait.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo creates the same world of devils and innocents that grounds so much of Spain's modern, seeped-in-Satanic-evil horror, recast in a secular cinematic vocabulary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Lin energizes the grungy palette with stylistic zing, a hopped-up pace and understated humor. His cast carves out vivid characters and the open-ended aftermath takes stock of the moral scarring without moralizing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The nuttiest big-screen video game you'll ever have the pleasure of seeing somebody else play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It may not keep you guessing to the end, but there are enough surprises and wry revelations, right down to the last play, to make this a most satisfying cinematic confidence game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This community finds its balance with an easy effortlessness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Bruckner's restrained performance reveals a girl drowning in her own lack of self-esteem. When she finally comes up for air, she shatters the surface with a force that, in the hands of a less thoughtful director, could send her spinning down the melodramatic road to ruin.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Cronenberg's most disciplined exploration yet of that shadowy realm: the world refracted through the prism of a schizophrenic mind.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's an appealing mix of an old Hollywood movie world of Upper East Side sophisticates with the character-driven spontaneity of a modern American indie, all very slight and light but deftly done.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Completely -- and quite cleverly -- contrived, a cascade of stupid mistakes and miscommunication stirred into a visceral stew of gooey blisters and flaying layers of bloody flesh.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A punch in the stomach of a movie. It is as ugly as it is beautiful, as full of peaks as of lows. It's a character-driven movie about people on an emotional edge who are ridding themselves of the things that can no longer work without inflicting damage.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Looks simultaneously ahead of its time and delightfully quaint, a simple romantic comedy that revels in the dreamy artifice of a meticulously re-created fantasy Las Vegas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A rousing celebration of a genuine people's hero and a timely reminder that a free press is the greatest weapon in the arsenal of democracy and freedom.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    If you're sick of the gross-out gags and sex jokes of contemporary teen comedy, this defiant blast of idiosyncratic individuality just could be your tonic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Delivers the expected adrenaline-driven thrills with a fresh eye and a refreshing attitude.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Cruise is a man whose youthful cockiness has aged into self-assurance and cool confidence. It's a masterstroke of casting. The dynamism of Collateral, however, comes from Jamie Foxx.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It becomes a dreamy study in stillness broken by suicide fantasies, flashbacks, and the hired killers, but even the violence has a meditative even melancholy quality to it, as if it's all been processed through the eyes of its Zen hero.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    An honorable and often enticing piece of personal filmmaking.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The impressive marriage of CGI backgrounds and traditional hand-drawn characters gives Oshii more tools to sculpt his vision in color and light.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's bloody brilliant.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    What it lacks in melodramatic punch it makes up for in unexpected shadings in the characters, predator and victim alike.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Saw
    The filmmakers piece it together with almost clockwork perfection and deliver it with masterful misdirection, creating the most ingenious, eccentric and brazenly jaundiced psycho-thriller to come along in years.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Doyle's handheld camerawork is intimate and curious and his hazy colors radiate off the screen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It makes for one of the best and most haunting of the recent Asian horror films.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A smart, savvy and satisfying Hollywood comedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's both innocent and bizarre, with a mischievous sense of fantasy marked by simple but striking cinematic magic.

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