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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 In the Mood for Love
Lowest review score: 0 See Spot Run
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    He (Chan) still can turn a silly little action comedy like this into a high-spirited, butt-kicking good time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Scratch could use some of the wit and jagged energy that defined "Hype!"
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Tommy Lee Jones steps behind the camera to direct himself in the most impressive directorial debut the American cinema has seen in some time, a contemporary western both rough and poetic, laconic and passionate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Makhmalbaf's astounding and haunting imagery tells a story of devastation, desperation and poverty.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    This collision of skate punk and pop-culture archaeology is the most entertaining slice of cultural history I've seen in years.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The restrained drama both punctures the mythic ideal of the samurai culture (trained as fighters, they mostly serve as clan bureaucrats) and spins a romantic portrait of one man who values principle over protocol despite the cost to his reputation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A playfully offbeat, willfully wide-eyed tale of lonely, inarticulate people looking for connection in a disconnected world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Think of easy jazz or soft soul, with Rudolph's cinematic improvisations soaring and circling the melody while adding quirky variations.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's bloody brilliant.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    A handsome documentary on a brutal subject.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    You don't have to be a teenager to appreciate the raunchy humor and the uninhibited overkill of Seth's porn-obsessed chatter, though it probably helps to be a guy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The orderly and clean drama is more like theater than history come to life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Vital and alive. Frustration and malaise rumble through every richly textured frame, but behind it all is a restlessness and a desire for something better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    This is full of talk in the European art cinema tradition: intellectual conversations (often in multiple languages at once), gentile dinner conversation with an international all-star guest list.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The rough, exposed emotional candor of Cheung's singing voice carries into her performance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    An airless, mannered mess.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's a gloriously baroque vision and Leconte believes in his sequin and sawdust fantasy with such unabashed enthusiasm that he makes it work even through its most absurd moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    At more than two hours, Kippur is something of an ordeal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The earthy imagery is delicate while the drama is oddly elliptical, creating a lovely film of storybook images and parables. It's both obvious and elusive and, historical specifics aside, almost timeless.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    More reinvention than remake, this black-humored, blood-soaked adventure is a colorful if impersonal audience pleaser done up in a showy, fluid style with a tongue-in-cheek flair.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Given the possibilities it's not particularly inventive, but it is nice to see a comedy so affectionate with the conventions it spoofs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This is no Disney fable and the apocalyptic vision isn't for everyone, but science-fiction fans and adventurous filmgoers will find this ingenious explosion of retro-cyberpunk a compelling dystopian vision with a gleam of hope.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    From Harry's perspective, it's a grotesque life, a dead end for his new protege Michel, but Moll also shows the sensitivity beneath the sniping and that's where With a Friend Like Harry ... really scores
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Scott owns the film from scene one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Winterbottom's compassion transforms In This World from a political statement into an eloquent and involving human drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Secret Ballot is an education hiding in a comedy, a parablelike portrait of the irresistible forces of modernization and democracy meeting the immovable inertia of tradition, culture and power relations written in the blood of the past.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Zambrano shows an impressive sensitivity toward his actors and their characters and never allows hopelessness to quash hope in this lovely film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Sweet and sour and sexy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Chabrol's deliberate and drawn-out observations often work against the dramatic tension, but his gift is making the audience believe that emotion and obsession trump logic for these deluded characters.

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