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 Day I Became a Woman
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Looks simultaneously ahead of its time and delightfully quaint, a simple romantic comedy that revels in the dreamy artifice of a meticulously re-created fantasy Las Vegas.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    In the face of intolerance, Two Family House lovingly celebrates the triumph of love and acceptance over prejudice.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This community finds its balance with an easy effortlessness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's an appealing mix of an old Hollywood movie world of Upper East Side sophisticates with the character-driven spontaneity of a modern American indie, all very slight and light but deftly done.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Fresh, vibrant and vital, this interpretation reminds us why Shakespeare is timeless.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Sweet, sexy, and unexpectedly enchanting, Yana's Friends is the little feel-good comedy that could.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Lin energizes the grungy palette with stylistic zing, a hopped-up pace and understated humor. His cast carves out vivid characters and the open-ended aftermath takes stock of the moral scarring without moralizing.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Despite the cat-and-mouse games between cop and criminal, this is less a battle of wills than one man's battle for his own soul. Nolan bravely treads where few American films dare to delve -- into the world of ambivalence and ambiguity -- and emerges with a compelling portrait.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Pleasantly modest, endearingly etched and briskly set to a pounding beat.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo creates the same world of devils and innocents that grounds so much of Spain's modern, seeped-in-Satanic-evil horror, recast in a secular cinematic vocabulary.
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A rousing celebration of a genuine people's hero and a timely reminder that a free press is the greatest weapon in the arsenal of democracy and freedom.
    • 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
    It becomes a dreamy study in stillness broken by suicide fantasies, flashbacks, and the hired killers, but even the violence has a meditative even melancholy quality to it, as if it's all been processed through the eyes of its Zen hero.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It lacks history, background and cultural roots, but it's undeniably infectious.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Completely -- and quite cleverly -- contrived, a cascade of stupid mistakes and miscommunication stirred into a visceral stew of gooey blisters and flaying layers of bloody flesh.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It is passionate and angry and rousing where you might expect it to become numbing and depressing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It may not keep you guessing to the end, but there are enough surprises and wry revelations, right down to the last play, to make this a most satisfying cinematic confidence game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Bruckner's restrained performance reveals a girl drowning in her own lack of self-esteem. When she finally comes up for air, she shatters the surface with a force that, in the hands of a less thoughtful director, could send her spinning down the melodramatic road to ruin.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The nuttiest big-screen video game you'll ever have the pleasure of seeing somebody else play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Gunnarsson masterfully weaves these strands into a bold, multilayered tapestry surrounding a powerful story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Cronenberg's most disciplined exploration yet of that shadowy realm: the world refracted through the prism of a schizophrenic mind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Scott owns the film from scene one.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    An honorable and often enticing piece of personal filmmaking.