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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Wendy and Lucy
Lowest review score: 0 See Spot Run
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    There's not enough insight to the social phenomenon presented onscreen, but that doesn't make the utterly human horror of this thriller any less unsettling.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's a tough movie with a fearless performance by Bacon and brave filmgoers will be rewarded with a bracing experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It may not be art, but A Dirty Shame is shameless fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Kahn manages to turn his feast of flesh, navel-gazing talk and self-destructive jealousy into a thoughtful reflection on the subject.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Andrew Bujalski's refreshingly modest look at life in the directionless netherworld between college and career is the rare film that finds its story in the minor contradictions and simple conflicts of ordinary people doing, well, not exactly nothing, but nothing important.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    A reminder of the offbeat comic sensibility and visceral charge that marked him (Sabu) as a director to watch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The concept is clever and Johnson's brisk editing, dynamic camerawork and snazzy transitions has fun with it all. It makes for an inspired time-warped teenage film noir.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's pure romantic fantasy, almost too cute and naively innocent for its own good. Jeff Balsmeyer, a former storyboard artist making his directorial debut, stumbles through the clumsy establishing scenes, but his playful direction smoothes out as the characters settle in.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's as much conceptual art as dispassionate survey of the bloodless assembly line nature of the modern food industry, all process and work, automation and repetition.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    While not a grand-slam comedy, the offbeat humor and easy byplay gives The Grand a winning hand.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Oddly fresh and naively chipper.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The faces of its inarticulate characters tell the story, and Majidi has put some amazing faces on the screen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's hard to call it thrilling -- these aren't characters you actually care about and De Palma isn't as concerned with building tension as playing visual games -- but it sure sparkles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The film walks a fine line between contempt for Polanski's crimes and sympathy for his trials and his screwed-up psyche, and it manages both while showing us why he fled the U.S. rather than face the corrupted judicial circus.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The script is full of brassy lines.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Murders aside, Mac and Pat are the most fun-loving Shakespearean couple to hit the screen, and Morrissette's answer to Lady Macbeth's damned spot is brilliant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Don't expect scary from this trilogy of short horror films from a trio of Asia's most interesting directors, which are not so much extreme as twisted.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Director Cherie Nowlan creates vivid personalities for the entire family and exposes the raw nerves of the biting humor.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    There's an unconvincing warm, fuzzy happy ending, in which recognition is treated as cure and understanding heals all. But, until then, Phoebe in Wonderland is an involving and empathetic drama of mothers and daughters.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    After all of these years playing smug street thugs, cocky idiots and patsies, can you blame Dillon for giving himself an elegant girl (Natascha McElhone), a devoted guardian angel, and a little redemption?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Scratch could use some of the wit and jagged energy that defined "Hype!"
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Kassovitz keeps the film zipping along with solid pacing and just enough action to clear the credibility gaps as long as the film is rolling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The film shoehorns in every memorable character from the original film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    A quietly, somberly effective American indie drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Doesn't necessarily offer anything new to the male/female dynamic, but it refuses to let Coles off the hook with an easy epiphany and a painless happily ever after.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Behind the sad and vulnerable eyes of Bernal's damaged Elvis is both a fierce rage and a desperate need for his father's recognition, but he's more enigma than person. Hurt is more nuanced as the sincerely spiritual man faced with a past that threatens his family and his future.
    • 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.

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