For 122 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sean Means' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Three Kings
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 122
  2. Negative: 29 out of 122
122 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Means
    It feels like a dream that a movie could have this kind of poetic grace and epic sweep, or could be so faithful to its source and still work so perfectly as a film.
    • Film.com
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Means
    A biting satire of military myopia and political double-dealing -- possibly the best wartime comedy since Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Means
    A brilliant and daring film.
    • Film.com
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    An offbeat delight.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Althea is a ferociously vibrant character, and Love goes all out to infuse her with a wildness seldom seen on screen. Love holds nothing back, and her energy and her heartache energize the movie.
    • Film.com
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Once L.A. Confidential gets rolling, it hits with power, stunning in its sweep and surprising with its plot twists.
    • Film.com
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Director Barry Sonnenfeld captures Hollywood in sunny tones, with fluid camera moves providing maximum comic effect.
    • Film.com
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    The cast of To Die For is perfect all around, but Kidman trumps them all with a gutsy, uncompromising performance...It's an audacious performance for a movie that dares to be nasty.
    • Film.com
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    That rare movie, a clever and unabashedly fun adventure that has as many winning moments as it has hen's teeth -- which is quite a lot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Their (Sarandon, Penn) performances and Robbins' drive to ask questions without offering easy answers make Dead Man Walking a thought-provoking drama not to be missed or dismissed.
    • Film.com
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Breathtaking, heartbreaking.
    • Film.com
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Kat's English assignment, which provides the movie's title, is a sweet finish to an entertaining movie -- and makes 10 Things I Hate About You quite likable.
    • Film.com
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    A movie with the power and quality of dreams, where reality merges into symbolism and oddly juxtaposed elements crystallize into a single, electrifying whole.
    • Film.com
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Cage again proves himself the most fearless actor now working in movies.
    • Film.com
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Sean Means
    Eye-popping, exhilarating and occasionally a bit stomach-churning.
    • Film.com
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    It's a high-wire act without a net, and Benigni pulls it off with astounding grace and sensitivity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    It's so good, so jam-packed with delights, that it leaves you gorged -- and bemoaning the fatty glop that passes for moviemaking these days.
    • Film.com
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Fast-moving, watertight and firing from all tubes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Lets Jackie Chan have some fun, ride a horse and frolic in the American West. And when Jackie's having fun, at least some of it trickles down to us.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Armitage, Cusack and his Evanston chums have their work cut out for them to turn a stone killer into a sympathetic romantic character. That they succeed in such a shrewdly funny way is downright amazing.
    • Film.com
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    It seems like nitpicking to say it, but the weakness of Jerry Maguire is that there's too much to it -- too many things happening at once for a viewer to digest. But with a charming cast like this, having too much isn't such a bad thing.
    • Film.com
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    The result is a movie that turns the financial phenomenon of Web startups -- the crazy kids with ideas, and the crazier bankers with more money than sense -- into a moving human drama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    What makes A Simple Plan an exciting, thoughtful thriller isn't the plot twists, but the twists and turns of Hank's tortured conscience as one lie leads to bigger and deadlier deceits.
    • Film.com
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Undiluted Jackie Chan, not the watered-down stuff he's been doing stateside.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Craven creates his savviest and most frightening movie since the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" by spoofing the horror cliches and simultaneously reinventing them to scare you all over again.
    • Film.com
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    A kicky little comedy that shows Quentin Tarantino's influence is alive and well in Japan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Human Resources resonates because it restores the humanity to that dehumanizing title phrase.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Unbreakable shows Shyamalan as a rapidly maturing filmmaker, taking risks and making them pay off.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    Darabont follows King's book fairly closely, allowing the audience to steep itself in the setting and characters slowly, like reading a good novel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Sean Means
    The textures are detailed, the movements are realistic and the three-dimensional feel even improves on the humor -- you may think you've seen every good "Matrix" parody, but you haven't until you see this.