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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow
Lowest review score: 0 What Love Is
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    A sly, smart and very funny caricature of corporate politics and image culture.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    At its best, The Good Girl is a refreshingly adult take on adultery, where the dark humor and offbeat fringe characters don't get in the way of the consequences or the quiet declarations of devotion slipped between the words.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Wry and dry.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    My Brother Is an Only Child isn't a critique of the left but a film about the consequences and responsibility of "political action." Luchetti measures social justice not in ideals but in positive change and the compassion with which it is accomplished.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    An inspirational documentary that treats thinkers (so often the villains of our entertainments) as heroes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    It's not the dance but the kids' passion, and the boisterous support of their friends and family in the audience, that makes the contest so entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Where you might expect either overheated teen melodrama or cartoonish farce, Nobuhiro creates a lively, engaging, character-driven piece with flourishes of offbeat humor dancing around the dynamics of the foursome as they pull together in rehearsals.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The camera drinks in the angles, curves and textures, and the way it all shapes the light as if it's yet another of Gehry's non-traditional materials, and Pollack creates his own video sketchbook of Gehry impressions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    It's the most intense, unpredictable and thrilling cinematic experience I've had the pleasure to squirm through in ages.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Beautifully observed tale of high-school kids in the projects outside Paris.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's Kang's first feature and it suffers from rocky moments and an unsure eye, but his sense of detail is rich with prickly contradictions and he resists tidying up the story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The curious character study is a comedy in a minor key, but for all White's fascination with Peggy, he brings little conviction to the healing message under all this creepiness and social awkwardness, beyond what Shannon brings to the role.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Fresh, vibrant and vital, this interpretation reminds us why Shakespeare is timeless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Morris challenges us to understand what the pictures show and what they don't show, and to see them in context. And he confronts us with the most important question surrounding them: Do they reveal a crime, an aberration in the system or standard operating procedure?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    A film of minor pleasures.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The story plays out in the sensuous textures and hypnotic rhythms as the rebellious youth Torres embodies eases into a serenity and acceptance that Montenegro brings so gently to her performance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    An alternately angry and sad portrait, passionate in its presentation and moving in its portrayal of individuals who sacrifice their love for the tenets of their religion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Despite the raw gut-punch of its direction, its power lies in compassion, not sensationalism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    A family-friendly remake funnier, fresher and more affecting than the flavorless original.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Deftly weaves history, film and memory into an imaginative meditation on why the movies become a part of our lives.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The ironies and contradictions that give the first half a dark humor give way to gravity and respect as soldiers are killed (off camera).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's more theatrical pageant than action movie, with the showy but rudimentary martial-arts action coming off like just another ritual with the players going through the motions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    This tale of kooky social misfits finding their place in the world is an audience pleaser, for all the reasons such tales usually are.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This scruffy, unkempt tale lacks the narrative satisfaction of Kaufman's dramatic design, but between the chaotic zigs and creative jags, it proclaims its own kind of messy authenticity and a bittersweet beauty.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The triumphs still are affecting, the setting is compelling and some of the human moments amid the political circus and culture wars are downright moving.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    There is an element of murder mystery and an edge of conspiracy thriller to Chris Paine's documentary about the rise and fall of General Motors' EV1 (Electric Vehicle 1).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    Don't expect a meaningful resolution, just a bouncy comedy with some hilarious moments in the stray ricochets.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    All the furiousness doesn't really add up to anything, but there is grungy fun to be had in gizmo-laden art direction and the increasingly bizarre battle of wits of the weirdly warped South Korean sci-fi black comedy.

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