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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 51 Birch Street
Lowest review score: 0 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's the kind of stunt that gets Oscar nominations and accolades. Theron turns it into a raw, bristling performance that deserves them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The Divine Intervention of the title lies somewhere between hope and fantasy. In a world in which Santa Claus is assaulted in Nazareth, what do you have left?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Anyone who claims to support the troops owes it to them to see the film and hear their stories.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Director Mohammad Rasoulof has fashioned the ultimate metaphor for a society adrift from its culture.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's messy and unsettled, but Bellocchio's distaste for the cynicism and mendacity is potent and sincere.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's filled to overflowing with mischievous gags for kids and adults alike, tickling the periphery of the story and crammed into every frame with playful abandon. It gives potty humor a good name.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    A canny but hollow pastiche.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The spirits of Jim Jarmusch and Kevin Smith hover over this breezy slacker comedy set on a comatose Sunday afternoon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The film's strength is compelling character relationships and Whedon's trademark dialogue, a smarter version of the cliched action-movie barrage of wisecrack under fire, only better executed, laden in personality, and enriched with evocative western colloquialisms of a frontier culture.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    A gentle and often beautiful study in opposites.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The song may be somewhat familiar, but Sach gets understated performances from his entire cast and finds interesting harmonies as they play out their clashing duets.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    It's so earnest it hurts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    It's just the kind of film that you'd expect a jury led by Quentin Tarantino to choose, a bloody and brutal revenge film immersed in madness and directed with operatic intensity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    The familiar majesty of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline is replaced with anticipation and imagination. The sense of hope and wonder is the greater for it, and the sense of promise glows from the screen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    What's left at the end is an emotionally restrained vision of harsh, impoverished lives, more thoughtful than affecting, and never less than gorgeous, but so unfocused it leaves only scattered impressions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Garcia's dialogue is wonderfully crafted, short, sharp and resonant, and her elegant direction is delicate and handsome.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's an old-fashioned Soviet road movie, filled with kind souls of the otherwise desperate (and at times predatory) world.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    It's a dissection of how the media found and fed and nurtured the story in their insatiable need for content to fill their news hours and talk shows, how it just as quickly turned on them and transformed the story from celebration to vilification, and how the public turned right along with them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Joaquin Phoenix is as good as he has ever been in James Gray's Two Lovers, a discomfortingly honest drama about the frustrations of love and desire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    When Riyadh's family jokes about the purple stain that marks them as resistance targets after they vote, the black humor speaks volumes about them as individuals, as Sunnis and as Iraqis with a dream of a better way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Deliciously dark tale of insidious seduction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Gunnarsson masterfully weaves these strands into a bold, multilayered tapestry surrounding a powerful story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    A few scenes are a bit coy and the "big secrets" threaten to pitch into melodrama, but Birmingham keeps bringing the film back to the delicate dynamics of the relationships at its heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The film is weirdly fascinating in its own maverick way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's all so visceral that it overwhelms the near-abstract story and smothers what passes for characters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Unusual even for Japanese animation.
    • 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.

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