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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Pulse
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    At its best when exploring grieving and loss and anger, but Shear turns it into spiritual shock treatment.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Takes itself seriously enough to pull off a clever bit of sleight of hand, but doesn't have much to offer once the twist comes out of hiding.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    All the jazzy effects and jumpy editing merely move us quicker to an otherwise predetermined tragedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Loses focus of whom the film is honoring.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    The resulting hodgepodge has the feel of filmmaking by committee, the look of last-minute reshoots and the whiff of desperation. Not even Braff's cartoonish smirk is distracting enough to hide that.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    May
    It wants to be a "Carrie" with a modern-day "Frankenstein" twist, but it lacks the smarts behind the weirdness.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Neither clever nor heartwarming, Four Christmases is the coal in the stocking of holiday movies.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    It all feels pretty empty.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Director Jean Stewart isn't merely clumsy with character; she hasn't the chops to show us the joy and exhilaration Christine feels in the freedom of solo runs.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    I can imagine the pitch meeting: "It's 'Kramer vs. Kramer' meets 'Forrest Gump.' No, wait, 'Rainman' has a baby!"
    • 35 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    It might be impressive as a made-for-DVD production, but coming from producer George Lucas, it makes for a cheap excuse for a big-screen spectacle.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Too bad Igor didn't jolt the film to life with his Frankenstein shenanigans.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    The film half-heartedly paints their actions as rebel-chic heroism even when it has all the integrity of tomcats spraying outside their yards, and it ends up just as confused as the characters.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    The special effects display is so lacking in imagination it turns into so much noise, just a flashy distraction from the stiff, stock cliches of the by-the-numbers script.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    At its best, it is self-effacing fun.But the cartoonish approach takes its toll: The random twists and contrived showdowns devolve into just so much abstract business, too silly to take seriously and too unmotivated to make sense.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    A harried, screechy film that goes nowhere at a breakneck pace, full of sound and furious slapstick overkill but devoid of wit.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Time travelers, hobbits, ghosts? Those I can buy. The impossibly quaint world of small-town innocence and Hollywood harmlessness in Win a Date With Tad Hamilton? Now that demands a serious suspension of disbelief.
    • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    There's every reason to believe the creators stopped taking it seriously a long time ago. What's bothersome is that they don't take the audience seriously enough to deliver an actual movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Like too many films of faith, it mixes its message, proclaiming that a life given over to God is a reward unto itself, and then handing over victories to its faithful like some overtime bonus.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    For all the hot air expended, this film ends up all smoke and no heat.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Not extreme enough to skate the edge of tasteless farce and not straight enough to play the material for edgy satire, The Ringer is a cheat right down to the final stretch. Breaking the rules should be more fun than this.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    For all the bludgeoning insistence of Kramer's contrived plots and blunt direction, there's not much conviction to the outrage.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Don't watch this film unless you have a high tolerance and an undemanding appreciation for penis jokes and humor based more on a capacity to disgust than to surprise.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    A stiff of a supernatural comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    The official R rating is for "strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor," but the MPAA is just being polite. It's all crude.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    The few genuine moments of connection -- are as refreshing as they are out of place. They only highlight how false and affected the rest of the film is.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Plays like a feature-length sitcom with gay double entendres.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    More than painful to behold, it's simply insincere in a film determined to undermine gay stereotypes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Von Trier is far more hypocritical than his straw-figure characters, and he's simply too cynical and insincere to be provocative.

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