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 Golden Door
Lowest review score: 0 National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 53 out of 885
885 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A delight, a vigorous, vibrant romantic comedy that mines emotional desperation and frustration for all its comic potential, but never at the expense of its temperamental heroine.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    No more or less than it appears to be: a paean to the benevolent fate we'd like to believe watches over us.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's almost too devastating for words, yet never less than compelling and heartbreakingly affecting.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Tired and glib, it tries to milk humor from the sniping, sass and simple disrespect of its unpleasant traveling companions.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    A disturbing, and disturbingly funny, twist on adolescent love, and Shiota captures the emotional avalanche with understanding.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    It's still too shrill and silly to take seriously, but the high spirits and naïve message of tolerance and pride is oddly, innocently winning.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    There's nothing messy or unkempt about the beautifully, quietly heartbreaking story of unconditional love and emotional sacrifice.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    Secret Ballot is an education hiding in a comedy, a parablelike portrait of the irresistible forces of modernization and democracy meeting the immovable inertia of tradition, culture and power relations written in the blood of the past.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Ultimately this soppy Pacifier sucks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's great to see action stars cast for their moves -- their grace in motion is thrilling -- but they also have the charisma to pull off the characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    Ultimately feels hollow and slapdash.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    A grueling and deeply affecting human drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It makes for one of the best and most haunting of the recent Asian horror films.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    It's a bracing reminder that before Hitler took power, it was handed to him. The lesson resonates long after the credits roll.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    Wholesome, warm and energetic -- if predictable.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    At its best, Company Man hums from one piece to the next, a harmless, good-natured, often silly spoof with a few cutting barbs and a comic showman's love of the well-executed gag.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    Playful, predictable and more than a little precious, this entertaining if slight romantic farce makes it's hard not to mourn the loss of the adult romantic comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    It's so earnest it hurts.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It becomes a dreamy study in stillness broken by suicide fantasies, flashbacks, and the hired killers, but even the violence has a meditative even melancholy quality to it, as if it's all been processed through the eyes of its Zen hero.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    Elf
    The real gift of Elf is the simple pleasure of a sweet and funny comedy that genuinely embraces its message of holiday cheer and still has fun goofing with it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Hot Fuzz is something all too rare in movie comedies: a story rather than a string of disjointed skits, with hearty characters behind its caricatures.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    Evening is so distanced from the emotions of the story that it never breathes on its own.

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