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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Day I Became a Woman
Lowest review score: 0 Mindhunters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    If there is a delicate story of forgiveness, friendship and family buried somewhere in Erica Beeney's script, Potelle and Rankin haven't managed to find it under the throes of empty rebellion and painless triumph.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    This half-baked production sat on Miramax's shelf for a couple of years. It's no more done now than then, merely more stale.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    It's ultimately just numb, a sober wartime romance roused only by Blanchett's intensity and Crudup's passionate swings between righteous anger and moral zeal. The rest is just tired melodrama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    That may be enough to keep the kids bobbing along -- and there are worse heroes for a kid to have than Arnold -- but apart from the shenanigans of civil-disobedient senior citizens, this movie offers little to keep accompanying parents interested.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    The film has good design, effective animation and generic if endurable songs, but Sandler wants to slam his sentiment and wallow in it too, and he compromises with the worst of both worlds.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Shyamalan has learned the lessons that so many horror directors ignore: Suggestion is scarier than revelation.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Breiman brings nothing new or insightful or even all that clever, for that matter, to the familiar questions of love and sex.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    It should have warned us that logic was also hitting hard times.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Cut down to a frantic 88 minutes, you wonder if all the human moments were trimmed away to get to this abstract, humorless exercise in empty flourish.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    The ploddingly literal screenplay by John Logan doesn't help matters.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    To be fair, Clockstoppers isn't a bad film, merely bereft of creativity and personality.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    It feels like a peek into the closet of a pedophile and it's genuinely discomforting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Even a one-two punch from Australian stars Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths, who are wryly good in this crime caper, can't keep it from sinking into a cavern of cliches.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    For all the grace of the animation and visual splendor, the stilted script and emotionless "performances" give this digital artifact a distinctly stiff, wooden flavor.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    I can't imagine how Smith can capture a big enough audience to pay off this private joke, but the inner geek in me had too much fun to care.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Rock Star roars to life with a promise of something inspired and inventive whenever Wahlberg leaps onstage. Offstage, however, even he can't breathe life into this same old song.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Washington's fire and righteous anger can only do so much, and the token grit amounts to a few grains of sand in the sentimental machinery.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Fails to generate the elementary visceral thrills we've come to expect from science-fiction thrillers, let alone a compelling human drama.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Splashy and sweetly romantic, if hopelessly unimaginative.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    The script is soggy and sloppy and Waters is no master of suspense, but he does have a pair of engaging stars flirting in a world of chic New York glamour.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Beck wants to dazzle the audience. I'd settle for a story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    It all feels false and calculated, an overearnest attempt to find old-fashioned romantic innocence in the modern world by someone too jaded to believe.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    It plays like a big-budget, after-school special with a generous cast, who at times lift the material from its well-meaning clunkiness.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    A preachy parable stylized with a touch of John Woo bullet ballet.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    A one-note farce that struggles just to remain on key.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    First-time director Billie Woodruff, a music video veteran, busts his moves in the dance scenes while the movie throbs to the beat of the wall-to-wall soundtrack.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Yet for all the debauchery, there's a juvenile candor in its knowing embrace of teen sex comedy cliches, as if the entire film is just one of Scott's fantasies. You half expect him to jolt awake at the end, and why not? The film fades just like a half-remembered dream.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Has moments of inspiration, but the scattershot spoofing never achieves enough momentum to get this flight airborne.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    For a film that uses race, class and sexual stereotypes as the starting point, this is disappointingly skin deep.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    The contrast of the naive assurance of youth with the confusion and ambiguity of adulthood is sweet but simplistic and the wandering script hasn't much else to offer.

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