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 The Dark Knight
Lowest review score: 0 Mindhunters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Pleasantly modest, endearingly etched and briskly set to a pounding beat.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Confidently directed and elegantly designed, this smart drama is sensitive, sympathetic and refreshingly free of glib moralizing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    In the face of intolerance, Two Family House lovingly celebrates the triumph of love and acceptance over prejudice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Varda sees herself as a gleaner as she searches for the people and cultural activities missed by the rest of the media.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A satisfyingly nasty piece of work so black and cruel it's often more sick than funny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    From Harry's perspective, it's a grotesque life, a dead end for his new protege Michel, but Moll also shows the sensitivity beneath the sniping and that's where With a Friend Like Harry ... really scores
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It lacks history, background and cultural roots, but it's undeniably infectious.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Michell captures the awkwardness of real-world behavior with gentle, unforced humor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The funniest thing I've seen this summer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A mix of the poetic and the polemic, the film is oddly abstract and untethered.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Fumbling characters find that survival is not a matter of economics alone, it's also a matter of hope.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Scott owns the film from scene one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Sweet, sexy, and unexpectedly enchanting, Yana's Friends is the little feel-good comedy that could.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It is passionate and angry and rousing where you might expect it to become numbing and depressing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The poetic justice strains the verisimilitude of a film otherwise grounded in a tough reality, but there is a guilty satisfaction to it all.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    While the characters lack the quirks and affectations that have enlivened the impulsive figures from past Dogme films, the passion of the players and Bier's sensitive direction give these utterly normal figures a vivid aliveness, along with dignity and everyday beauty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's smart, instructive political cinema that tackles complex issues of the globalization with practical examples and vivid images and presents its effects in immediate human terms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This is a film about anger, shame and helplessness, and it offers no answers, merely hard questions and angry challenges.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Surprise of surprises, it's a blast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This is no Disney fable and the apocalyptic vision isn't for everyone, but science-fiction fans and adventurous filmgoers will find this ingenious explosion of retro-cyberpunk a compelling dystopian vision with a gleam of hope.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The biggest surprise for Miike fans and musical lovers alike is that for all the black humor of this deliriously bizarre fantasy "Happiness" is a warmhearted film about sacrifice, support and four generations of family togetherness.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Underworld opera of the bravura kind, this is driven, like most Hong Kong action, more by emotion than logic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Anderson is a hopeless romantic in a cynical world, and for a brief moment he makes the case that true love is the only power that can crack time and space.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A mix of H.P. Lovecraft madness, David Cronenberg biological mutation and David Lynch small-town weirdness, it teasingly dangles explanations never delivered and escapes never sought, while diving into one of the most gonzo horrors to twist onto celluloid in years.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Singer deftly crafts a sleek, unusually tight film that balances comic-book adventure, pulp opera and the fear of being different.

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