Sean Burns

Sean Burns

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Sean Burns's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "I've seen five Mission: Impossible movies now and I don't know a lick about Ethan Hunt except that every couple years he flings his body all over the place, then eventually saves the day. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jul 31, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "Riley cuts it all together impressionistically. If sometimes the loose-limbed film threatens to drift into incoherence, that's also quite fitting for a story told by Marlon Brando. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 31, 2015
59% Popeye (1980) "Reputation be damned, Popeye is a wonderful movie, beguiling and deeply strange. It's also a stealth remake: McCabe for kids. " ‐ The ARTery
Posted Jul 31, 2015
37% Irrational Man (2015) "More than once I recalled David Letterman's crack: "Sorry you couldn't be here tonight, Joaquin." " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jul 22, 2015
79% Ant-Man (2015) "Ant-Man is a lark. It's a lighthearted, human-scaled matinee adventure that feels like an antidote to this summer's dour Avengers: Age of Ultron and its droning marathon of destruction. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jul 17, 2015
94% Tangerine (2015) "Tangerine is a lewd, madcap romp tempered with unexpected moments of sweetness and grace. It's a bawdy farce with a heart of gold and I loved it from start to finish. " ‐ The ARTery
Posted Jul 16, 2015
97% Amy (2015) "The film got me fuming about the meat-grinder of modern stardom in our garbage popular culture, the way we toss in these defenseless kids and then amuse ourselves to no end as they're shredded. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jul 14, 2015
35% Strangerland (2015) "Bad art movies can be such a chore sometimes. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 8, 2015
64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "The movie's sunny generosity of spirit serves as a sneak-attack on conventional movie masculinity, ripping machismo away from toxic Wahlberg-ian Bro culture and offering a more evolved, inclusive concept of manhood. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jul 4, 2015
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "A pointless but not unentertaining diversion, Terminator Genisys exists for the same reason a dog licks his balls: because it can. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 1, 2015
74% Big Game (2015) "I had a really good time watching this movie, remembering the simple pleasures of a goofy, ripping yarn. Big Game is huge fun. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 26, 2015
30% Into The Grizzly Maze (2015) "Does a cliche s--t in the woods? " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 25, 2015
81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "I don't normally like to cast aspersions on people over differences of opinion, but this one's engineered to suck up so hard at easy-lay critics that I swear you little boys can do better. Try harder. Please. The dying girl deserves more than you. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 19, 2015
46% Manglehorn (2015) "I found this all rather thrilling to watch even when it wasn't going anywhere. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 19, 2015
86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "This may not be a pleasant viewing experience, but it is an enormously compelling one, and with exceptional artistry it forced me to look at and consider people from whom on the street I too often look away. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 15, 2015
48% Live From New York! (2015) "This pleasant, spectacularly uninformative documentary celebrates a venerable television institution that already spends quite enough time celebrating itself, thank you very much. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 12, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) " Some might call it 'meta' but to me it just feels sour. Turns out self-loathing is not an attractive quality in a blockbuster entertainment. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 12, 2015
92% Birdman (2014) "Light as an anvil, Birdman is a sometimes dazzling, often infuriating act of gaseous virtuosity. I was never sure if I should applaud or roll my eyes. A lot of the time I was doing both. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 10, 2015
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "For a movie that tries so hard to be disturbing, Nightcrawler is actually quite comforting. It takes a societal sickness and blames it on a boogeyman. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 10, 2015
73% Camp X-Ray (2014) "The final reel of Camp X-Ray is actually kinda terrible, but that's not enough to undo all the excellence that has come before. At least not for me. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 10, 2015
77% Fury (2014) "Ayer is like Sam Peckinpah without the self-loathing, or the poetry. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 10, 2015
81% Results (2015) "What makes Results so special is that it delivers all the conventional rom-com satisfactions while also stubbornly being it's own unique thing. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
50% Tomorrowland (2015) "A deeply personal blockbuster. It feels like actual human beings made it instead of some anonymous, corporate focus-group Marvel committee. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "You stumble out of the theatre giddy about what films can do, transported by the breathtaking velocity in this battering ram of a picture that just goes, goes, goes and then keeps on going. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
54% Maggie (2015) "Arnold's doing Eastwood again, and this is his Million Dollar Zombie. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The movie is stiff and enervated. It's all punch-punch, banter-banter, like a sitcom in which cities get leveled. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) "Sean Penn is without question the greatest actor of his generation, but that doesn't necessarily mean he can carry an action movie. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
96% It Follows (2015) "Ultimately an excellent technical exercise, more interested in sustaining a mood and feeling than exploring the truly scary ideas rattling around beneath the surface of this story. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
6% The Forger (2015) "I'm speaking as a notorious aficionado of bad John Travolta movies when I say The Forger is a chore to sit through. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "The movie feels stitched together and soldiered-on, with a heart-like-a-wheel coda that's not particularly well-executed, and is weirdly moving all the same. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
31% Chappie (2015) "A smoldering dumpster fire of second-hand elements from better movies. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
96% Wild Tales (2015) "Exhilarating. And this is the best movie wedding since Melancholia. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "It's an easy, obvious target, which is probably why Maps To The Stars feels like such a crushing disappointment from a filmmaker I usually revere. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "There's a really funny, sexy comedy here that might have been wonderful, were it not also stuck with being an adaptation of this loathsome novel. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Another two hours hanging out in the Wachowskis' world. There's a groovy, multicultural, pansexual vibe where all are welcome and the deliberately artificial visuals are to die for. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "As it turns out, I love California Split so much that I didn't mind watching it again. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
88% Mistress America (2015) "Depending on your mood and sensibility you'll find this either effervescent or annoying as hell. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
81% The Overnight (2015) "It's a slender conceit stretched out about as far as it can go. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
89% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Short of a vaguely exploitative framing device, it's otherwise a thoughtful and perceptive exploration of power dynamics within the patently phony setting of a celebrity interview. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
45% I Smile Back (2015) "It's a slim, shadowy one-woman-show, with Silverman shedding every last vestige of her onstage persona and gazing long into to the abyss. A tough sit, but that ending sticks in your gut. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
44% True Story (2015) "This thing is a dud for reasons that have nothing to do with casting, much as the trailer might look like a Funny Or Die sketch. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
92% Grandma (2015) "Not what you'd call a well-made movie, but at least it has the good sense to let Lily Tomlin run wild for ninety minutes or so. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
40% A Walk In The Woods (2015) " A spiritual sequel to the Grumpy Old Men franchise, this often ignominious effort from offers the not inconsiderable pleasure of two old pros outclassing their surroundings at every turn. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
80% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "Unsparing about the ravages of time, cocaine and Lorne Michaels, Tirola's film also does what was previously considered impossible: it makes Chevy Chase seem like a human being. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "What we don't get is anything new. Nothing about Katie Holmes' great escape, no Leah Remini at all. This story didn't end four years ago, even though the movie does. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Morgen's lacerating collage swirls stock footage, animated interludes and brilliantly edited music cues into a slippery, impressionistic rendering, pitched at the wail of a soul in agony. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
77% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) "A stubbornly conventional chronicle of a life that was anything but. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "A complicated movie about an uncomplicated man, American Sniper strips down and rearranges Chris Kyle's best-selling autobiography into something far more troubled and unsettling. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "Such a deranged, half-kidding symphony of color, movement and sheer cinematic muscle, I spent most of the running time trying to pick my jaw up off the floor. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
86% Top Five (2014) "The Chris Rock movie we've been waiting for, it's boisterous, rude and genuinely romantic. " ‐ Spliced Personality
Posted Jun 9, 2015
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