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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Nine Lives
Lowest review score: 0 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 884
884 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    Plays largely like a performer's showpiece, with all the showboating and not so surprising character twists that entails, but Stettner comes out the other end with a pleasantly modest and satisfying revelation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Beautifully observed tale of high-school kids in the projects outside Paris.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    The texture and intensity of the odyssey makes it spellbinding.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    The underdog story doesn't miss a cliche, even though it never figures out whether it's a boxing picture or a military drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    For all of its minor pleasures, this encore lacks the depth of its conviction.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The kids have good chemistry, there's some fun oddball humor stuck in around the slapstick, and the gorgeous photography of the Gulf Coast beaches, waterways and wildlife brings their mission to life.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Rambling and easygoing, Nico and Dani is a modest but frank look at adolescent lust, both heterosexual and homosexual.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Resembles nothing more than an overstuffed, undernourished "Brady Bunch" episode, only not as funny.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    So stuffed with Maddin-ess that it never manages to get past the glorious surfaces. McKinney strides through his role with a knowing wink, and the sheer volume of creative imagery is as distracting as it is entertaining.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Overlong, unscary, poorly paced and banally written.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    It's crowd-pleasing stuff, to be sure.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Despite Clement's best efforts to make Jarrod a deadpan oddball nerd, it becomes apparent early on that excessive teenage eccentricity and terminal self-delusion isn't quite as cute in the adult male and absent father.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    While too bland and stupid to be offensive, Never Back Down spouts a hollow message of nonviolence while celebrating the brutal satisfaction of beating the crap out of someone.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Willis and Breslin are stuck in a charmless, predictable picture they can't escape.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    It lacks the invention of Pegg's comedies with Edgar Wright, which buzz and crackle with ideas and energy. This one simply plods through, just like Dennis. Only Pegg's doggedness gets this effort across the finish line.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    I can't imagine how Smith can capture a big enough audience to pay off this private joke, but the inner geek in me had too much fun to care.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Michael Winterbottom's erotic drama isn't so much a story of a love affair as an anatomy of a sexual relationship.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    The result is rich, lush -- simply exquisite.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Surprise of surprises, it's a blast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The most imaginative and delightful computer-animated movie of recent years outside of the Pixar brand, Monster House is a Halloween ghost story by way of monster-movie adventure.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    For all the testosterone-driven soap opera, this entertainingly confused coming-of-age story is a seductive fantasy, a rare portrait of urban underworld machismo without the violence and the viciousness.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    The story plays out in the sensuous textures and hypnotic rhythms as the rebellious youth Torres embodies eases into a serenity and acceptance that Montenegro brings so gently to her performance.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Full of sharp ideas and wry moments awaiting the inspired ingenuity of a screwball comedy to pull it all together. It never comes.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    5x2
    Ozon's greatest special effect is holding the camera in tight on the faces of Bruni-Tedeschi (one of the most expressive faces in French cinema) and Freiss.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Surely played better on the page than on the screen. What's left is the same old drill driven by brutal master race fervor.

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