For 885 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sean Axmaker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Waltz with Bashir
Lowest review score: 0 See Spot Run
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 885
885 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Willis and Breslin are stuck in a charmless, predictable picture they can't escape.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    There are some surprises to be had amid the cruelty (inflicted by both Jigsaw and his test subjects), but this time around the ordeal is less grueling than simply distasteful.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Deyfus' haphazard filmmaking dissipates a potentially fascinating mystery into one long diversion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    With a title like Chaos Theory, one might expect a little runaway energy or a dash of wild spirit under the antics, but there's little punchy anarchy in this controlled experiment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Whether Mann's film will make a difference, however, is another question. He devotes little time to really exploring the issues, leaving the film a patchwork of assertions that, while they may be true, have to be taken on faith.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Opens on a display of humiliation and human degradation at its worst and then rewinds, like a video surfer zipping back to replay a favorite scene, to the nominal beginning of the spiral.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Evening is so distanced from the emotions of the story that it never breathes on its own.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Maybe it's fantasy fatigue, but for all the pretty effects and breathless chases and goblin war battles, the sense of wonder and magic is lost in the shuffle.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    It lacks both complexity and compromised characters. While the cultural backdrop is intriguing, the story is frustratingly conventional and familiar.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Along the way the film loses sight of the joy of music that supposedly pushes them all.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    A modest but amiable comedy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Ashton Kutcher wants to be taken seriously so badly it hurts. So does this metaphysical mess of a movie, a pseudo time-travel drama so complicated it takes more than half an hour just to establish the gimmick. And a gimmick it is.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Ultimately a primer. Without actually putting it in direct terms, it proposes a revolutionary solution, not just in Argentina but everywhere that the corporate culture has failed its workers and their communities.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    A bland Bond.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
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    Momentum, motivation and story are all swallowed by simple sensation, and the film finally exhausts itself for lack of stylistic imagination.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Just another low-budget effort from filmmakers who mistake cleverness for smarts.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Feels like nothing less than Dana Carvey's desperate bid for his own "Austin Powers"-like franchise, but with a harmless humor far less crude. Carvey favors whoopee cushion punch lines to toilet gags and references to big butts over sexual double-entendres.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    It's so affected and arch it flops into self parody.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Little Nicky will please Sandler's fans and likely won't win any converts.

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