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 Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Lowest review score: 0 Norbit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 13 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Confidently directed and elegantly designed, this smart drama is sensitive, sympathetic and refreshingly free of glib moralizing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Pfeiffer devours every one of her scenes with a ferocious performance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A punch in the stomach of a movie. It is as ugly as it is beautiful, as full of peaks as of lows. It's a character-driven movie about people on an emotional edge who are ridding themselves of the things that can no longer work without inflicting damage.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A satisfyingly nasty piece of work so black and cruel it's often more sick than funny.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Saw
    The filmmakers piece it together with almost clockwork perfection and deliver it with masterful misdirection, creating the most ingenious, eccentric and brazenly jaundiced psycho-thriller to come along in years.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Ararat is less about history than the necessity of dialogue and debate, and the devastating effects of stifling dialogue.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Doyle's handheld camerawork is intimate and curious and his hazy colors radiate off the screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    What it lacks in melodramatic punch it makes up for in unexpected shadings in the characters, predator and victim alike.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's both innocent and bizarre, with a mischievous sense of fantasy marked by simple but striking cinematic magic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A smart, savvy and satisfying Hollywood comedy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Surprise of surprises, it's a blast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's bloody brilliant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The impressive marriage of CGI backgrounds and traditional hand-drawn characters gives Oshii more tools to sculpt his vision in color and light.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Delivers the expected adrenaline-driven thrills with a fresh eye and a refreshing attitude.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Cruise is a man whose youthful cockiness has aged into self-assurance and cool confidence. It's a masterstroke of casting. The dynamism of Collateral, however, comes from Jamie Foxx.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It makes for one of the best and most haunting of the recent Asian horror films.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Think of this corrective to Kipling as "The Longest Yard" meets "The Seven Samurai" with cricket bats, choreographed dance numbers, romantic triangles and a rousing call to solidarity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Michell captures the awkwardness of real-world behavior with gentle, unforced humor.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's a fantasy of a crime epic, to be sure, but it's a glorious fantasy in which the unspoken bonds of brotherhood bathe every shootout and sacrifice in the light of myth.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's all about waste and destruction, and not just the toxic waste -- illegally dumped in landfills -- that is poisoning the farmland and the aquifers in the region.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    One of the Coens' more playful projects, much lighter and significantly slighter than "No Country for Old Men" or "Fargo," but it's put together with such perfection that you can't help but be won over.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Those willing to give themselves up to Lynch's sensibilities will find a hypnotic and richly textural experience that challenges them to make their own connections through the imagery, echoes of repeated dialogue and metaphor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    An impressive, adrenaline-boosted action showcase.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The script is full of brassy lines.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Hartley's soft spot for offbeat romances is trumped by irony and sloganeering dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The result is a painful and poignant film at once empathetic and critical, more soberly unnerving than exciting, but never less than compelling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Andrew Bujalski's refreshingly modest look at life in the directionless netherworld between college and career is the rare film that finds its story in the minor contradictions and simple conflicts of ordinary people doing, well, not exactly nothing, but nothing important.