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 Swamp
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A satisfyingly nasty piece of work so black and cruel it's often more sick than funny.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Confidently directed and elegantly designed, this smart drama is sensitive, sympathetic and refreshingly free of glib moralizing.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Where you might expect either overheated teen melodrama or cartoonish farce, Nobuhiro creates a lively, engaging, character-driven piece with flourishes of offbeat humor dancing around the dynamics of the foursome as they pull together in rehearsals.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A smart, savvy and satisfying Hollywood comedy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It lacks history, background and cultural roots, but it's undeniably infectious.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Sweet and sour and sexy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Affliction has rarely been so sensitively explored.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    This community finds its balance with an easy effortlessness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Pfeiffer devours every one of her scenes with a ferocious performance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    If you're sick of the gross-out gags and sex jokes of contemporary teen comedy, this defiant blast of idiosyncratic individuality just could be your tonic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    A quirky little film with an offbeat trajectory that rattles through the bones of story with eyes open to the texture of experience and the dimensions of character.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Some audiences will find it an endurance test and Reygadas doesn't make it easy with his confrontational imagery, but he provokes emotions not often explored on screen.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's more clever than smart, but Paul Fox directs with the same easygoing attitude of its slacker hero and finds some modest truths (also lower case) behind the props.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Hot Rod is a cousin to the comedies of Will Ferrell (for whom it was developed) with a younger skew, a kooky '80s nostalgia (complete with a pitch-perfect synthesizer score by Trevor Rabin) and a low-key amiability that keeps you rooting for Rod and company to triumph.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's a pleasure to see and hear so much wit in a big-budget comedy, and the fine British cast of supporting actors makes every bon mot a tasty verbal morsel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Zambrano shows an impressive sensitivity toward his actors and their characters and never allows hopelessness to quash hope in this lovely film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    More reinvention than remake, this black-humored, blood-soaked adventure is a colorful if impersonal audience pleaser done up in a showy, fluid style with a tongue-in-cheek flair.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Hip-hop is not the beat I dance to, but you don't need to be immersed in the culture to understand the heartbeat it sets in the lives of Brown Sugar's main characters.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    A disturbing, and disturbingly funny, twist on adolescent love, and Shiota captures the emotional avalanche with understanding.

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