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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Best of Youth
Lowest review score: 0 Urban Legends: Final Cut
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    In Wonderland, Winterbottom has found a script worthy of his passion.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Mehta's feisty, featherweight romantic comedy makes the case that even the most flamboyant cinematic conventions are as universal as they are exotic, especially when they conspire to produce that glow of happily ever after.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A film more textural than narrative, it's for viewers willing to lose themselves in a truly sensual jungle experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's a volatile subject and Abu-Assad's thoughtful thriller stokes the debate.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Ultimately the ballet performances, and notably the work of Stiefel, a star with American Ballet Theatre, are the only moments that deserve center stage.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Despite the raw gut-punch of its direction, its power lies in compassion, not sensationalism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's a big enough film to hold all the contradictions. Green has an ego and a gift for stealing the spotlight with a wink and a grin. Yet his respect for the kids is genuine.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Faced with an artist defined more by his lyrics than his life story, Haynes delivers a song-cycle of a movie: vivid, exaggerated, contradictory impressions of a man who confounds a culture still looking to define him.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Movie magic is only as powerful as the imagination that casts it. Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki's imagination is the most creative in animated filmmaking.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Olivier Dahan's sprawling portrait of the life of Edith Piaf is the kind of grand, passionate historical drama that no one seems to be able to pull off any more.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Played by Lucy Russell with a defiant, unapologetic embrace of aristocratic privilege, Grace is a maddening yet fascinating character.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Even if you don't like the stories, the filmmakers seem incapable of finding a corner of Paris that is not photogenic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Perhaps the most ingeniously imaginative element in Son of Rambow, a film exploding with imagination (some of it scrawled directly over the film in animated expressions of Will's private world), is its very conceit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    There's a real gee-whiz kick to the fantasy of being the brainiest kid on the planet, and a down-to-earth quality to Jimmy and his not-so-bright, but ever-so-stalwart best buddies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Explores cloudy, discomforting realities of the Holocaust not usually addressed in such films.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    He's (Carrey) a marvelous Grinch in this spirited, bustling and mostly faithful spin on Seuss.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    In the world of comic-book movies, American Splendor is the real deal, the warts-and-all adventures of the most unlikely hero on the comic stands.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A beautiful and compassionate work, at once stark, sensory and spiritually grasping, that challenges us to forgive even the most monstrous sins.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A witty little comic gem with a heart and a soul.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Winterbottom's compassion transforms In This World from a political statement into an eloquent and involving human drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    What gives the story resonance is the tenderness and sacrifice and even innocence del Toro reveals amid the savagery.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Long for an animated feature and too demanding for very young children, but it's also filled with delights.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Shooting with a respectful remove that captures an intimacy by sheer doggedness, Finkiel creates a rich atmosphere by simply looking, listening and peering past the surfaces.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A charmer of a film and a delightful piece of storytelling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Beautifully observed tale of high-school kids in the projects outside Paris.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Surprise of surprises, it's a blast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A delight, a vigorous, vibrant romantic comedy that mines emotional desperation and frustration for all its comic potential, but never at the expense of its temperamental heroine.

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