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 O
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Fresh, vibrant and vital, this interpretation reminds us why Shakespeare is timeless.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Danny Aiello is right at home as owner Louis, a paternal Italian father to all but his own son, reigning over the throng from his corner table like a benevolent lord and maybe underworld gangster.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's messy and unsettled, but Bellocchio's distaste for the cynicism and mendacity is potent and sincere.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's the warmest, most generous portrait of American hospitality you've seen from a European movie in some time.
    • 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).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    In a farce like this, where the story is merely a string of martial-arts movie cliches lined up to be parodied, that has its own rewards.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It could be more involving, but it's funny enough that you won't care.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Or
    Yedaya is respectful and sensitive of everyone in Or's life and creates a beautiful, complex and rich relationship between mother and daughter, loving and protective of each other, but not of themselves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A playfully offbeat, willfully wide-eyed tale of lonely, inarticulate people looking for connection in a disconnected world.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The social commentary isn't subtle, but Romero delivers the goods so effectively that many won't even notice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Jia's compassion for the drifting souls struggling to create a life for themselves in such a transitory existence makes the metaphor resonant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Both blunt and complex, Sauter's illustration of economic Darwinism at its most primal and unforgiving is a harrowing vision of human life as collateral damage in the modern global economy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Park is neither glib nor pedantic as he charts the vicious circle that leaves victims in its wake, unintentional and premeditated, and takes its dehumanizing toll on his increasingly brutal heroes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Beautifully observed tale of high-school kids in the projects outside Paris.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Affliction has rarely been so sensitively explored.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The song may be somewhat familiar, but Sach gets understated performances from his entire cast and finds interesting harmonies as they play out their clashing duets.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The funniest film you'll see this year about a political assassination.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Sautet lets the film wander from Ventura's desperate odyssey, but when the irresistibly charming young Jean-Paul Belmondo enters the picture as an unflaggingly loyal ally, his wandering is forgiven.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's not really scary, but it reaches a level of insanity so unhinged and dispassionately wretched that it defies description. Inspired, but not for all tastes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    There's plenty of ammunition here for liberal conspiracy theorists, which surely will limit the audience to those already in Jarecki's political camp. Which is too bad, for it is a sobering history lesson as well as a political polemic on foreign policy and the growth of war into America's biggest business.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The sensuality is never salacious, merely curious, and the message is empowering ... at least within the confines of the insular community.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A sports empowerment fantasy of the best kind.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The restrained drama both punctures the mythic ideal of the samurai culture (trained as fighters, they mostly serve as clan bureaucrats) and spins a romantic portrait of one man who values principle over protocol despite the cost to his reputation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It may be too intense at times for wee ones, but kids of 5 and up testing the limits of their independence in the big world should relate to Lucas, dig the crazy insect world and embrace the imagination behind the colorful adventure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The entire film is shot in split screen. Each of the unnamed characters is photographed separately in their own slice of space, the images sutured together with a purposeful imperfection, with occasional overlap and rare moments of union. It gives them the appearance of dancing around one another, almost touching but never getting past the years of emotional scar tissue, even as they work their way to her hotel room.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Anyone who claims to support the troops owes it to them to see the film and hear their stories.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's filled to overflowing with mischievous gags for kids and adults alike, tickling the periphery of the story and crammed into every frame with playful abandon. It gives potty humor a good name.
    • 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.

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