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
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    To be fair, Clockstoppers isn't a bad film, merely bereft of creativity and personality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A rousing celebration of a genuine people's hero and a timely reminder that a free press is the greatest weapon in the arsenal of democracy and freedom.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's a simple film with a direct message, but the glimpses of the surrounding social culture that has adapted to the horrors give this Third World "How Green Was My Valley" its identity.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Sean Axmaker
    A drama that embraces the ambiguities and contradictions of family ties and human nature in all its irrational glory.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    A fumbling attempt to create the European equivalent of a Japanese manga thriller in the conspiratorial mold of "Akira" and "Ghost in the Shell" has a stunning look.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    By the film's interminable, unforgivably embarrassing third act it sinks in a sticky swamp of sentimentality.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    Yet for a film so affectingly steeped in loss, resignation and the ghosts of memory, the revelation that pulls it all together, while satisfying and even touching, lacks emotional resonance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Sean Axmaker
    The Dardennes's masterful casting and austere style amplify this simple but powerful parable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    A thoughtful and often evocative drama of identity and assimilation, but she leaves Nazneen so cocooned in her protective shell of disconnection that we can't connect emotionally.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    The Will Ferrell comedy engine is running on empty in Step Brothers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It moves so fast you almost forget it leaves the characters in its wake.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The film is inoffensive, and Baldwin is fun and engaging.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    An old-fashioned Western with all the classic elements -- buddy loyalty, stalwart heroes, despicable villains, plenty of gunfights and marvelous wind-scoured desert landscapes -- marked by some modern ideas about relationships.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    This is one family reunion where you need someone to act up or pick a fight, anything to bring a little life to the party.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    The simple, unpretentious storytelling of Unleashed is a rarity in the glut of underwritten and overproduced action films that dominate American screens today.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    The three stars communicate the fears and dreams and frustrations of teenage girls with subtlety, sensitivity and dignity.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Sean Axmaker
    Not faithful enough to be an adaptation, too misguided to be considered an interpretation, and not funny enough to be a parody, this film would do well not to advertise its inspiration.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    The contrast of the naive assurance of youth with the confusion and ambiguity of adulthood is sweet but simplistic and the wandering script hasn't much else to offer.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 67 Sean Axmaker
    For all it's warmth and wonder, it carries little more power than a storybook fable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Sean Axmaker
    It's a rare film that gets smarter as it goes along, injecting a satisfying dash of pragmatism every time it seems ready to slip into either unearned idealism or cynical fatalism.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Though a hypnotically beautiful film, it's dramatically listless and dull, and completely lacking in passion.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    Drowns promising ideas in a sea of missed details and unconvincing motivations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    Michell captures the awkwardness of real-world behavior with gentle, unforced humor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Sean Axmaker
    Director Wayne Wang stumbles through the awkward script without finding its shape or its tone, steering it toward maturity while the script falls back into slapstick sports gags and adolescent social politics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    The film is thrown off balance by the weight of Norton's compassion for this troubled soul.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 42 Sean Axmaker
    See "Freaky Friday" for convincing cross-generational female bonding. Despite it's elegant style and uptown milieu, this film is a cheap imitation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    A sports empowerment fantasy of the best kind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Sean Axmaker
    For all its pronouncements, it's a frothy romantic lark.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Sean Axmaker
    It's smart, instructive political cinema that tackles complex issues of the globalization with practical examples and vivid images and presents its effects in immediate human terms.

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