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

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Demonlover
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A deliciously vivid adventure fantasy.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Played by Lucy Russell with a defiant, unapologetic embrace of aristocratic privilege, Grace is a maddening yet fascinating character.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Energetic and inventive, it's a satirical, smart, grown-up thriller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The stripped-down dramatic constructs, austere imagery and abstract characters are equal parts poetry and politics, obvious at times but evocative and heartfelt.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    He (LaBute) pulls the farce and the violence and the fantasies together with a deft touch and a sweetness rare in American films -- especially his.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Explores cloudy, discomforting realities of the Holocaust not usually addressed in such films.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    In Wonderland, Winterbottom has found a script worthy of his passion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Winterbottom's compassion transforms In This World from a political statement into an eloquent and involving human drama.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    When it was released in the United States more than 30 years ago, its distributor hacked away 40 minutes of its precise structure. This rerelease restores every meticulous second of Melville's cinematic fantasy.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A drama that embraces the ambiguities and contradictions of family ties and human nature in all its irrational glory.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    What gives the story resonance is the tenderness and sacrifice and even innocence del Toro reveals amid the savagery.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Ten
    There's no doubt that Kiarostami is giving us a lesson in social politics, but the education lies in the mosaic pieced together from conversations and situations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's almost too devastating for words, yet never less than compelling and heartbreakingly affecting.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    He's (Carrey) a marvelous Grinch in this spirited, bustling and mostly faithful spin on Seuss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Yimou plays his images like a visual symphony, and turns a potential costume pageant into an exhilarating national myth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    Despite the raw gut-punch of its direction, its power lies in compassion, not sensationalism.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's a little long and dissipates some of its power in an unfocused subplot, but the skewed sensibility of the film is both innocent and feral and offers a smart and satisfying reworking to the familiar genre. An American remake is already in the works.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Mühe's performance is brilliant, communicating more turmoil and pain with the droop of a lip and a flicker of the eye across an otherwise intently passive face than all the emotional storms of the cast.
    • 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.

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