Sean McBride

Sean McBride

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Sean the Movie Guy
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association, Houston Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
454

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) " while the film does feature plenty of action and special effects, it doesn't come close to being anywhere as good as either of the first two films in the X-Men franchise." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
1.5/4 26% The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) " The comedy is reduced to pratfalls and embarrassing situations, and much of it comes across as just mean-spirited." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
1.5/4 —— Obsessed " Sorry Beyonce fans, but "Obsessed" is clearly an Ali Larter film. Sorry Ali fans, but she's not very good in this film." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
2.5/4 55% 17 Again (2009) " perhaps the movie should be called, "The Film You've Seen 17 Times Before, Again."" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 84% State of Play (2009) " I suspect that "State of Play's" minor faults will be easily forgivable by audiences just looking for some adult-level dramatics before they're banished for the summer movie season." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
2/4 51% Observe and Report (2009) " You can cheer on "Paul Blart," something impossible in "Observe and Report," which is much darker. It does have some occasional funny moments, but they don't feel fresh" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
2.5/4 27% Fast & Furious (2009) " works as a mindless collection of racing sequences and cool cars, made all the better because of Diesel's extremely likable bad-boy persona and a director who knows how to keep his foot on the gas, action-wise" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 89% Adventureland (2009) " As you would expect from Mottola's new film, the film features plenty of sex talk, awkward situations, bodily fluids, pratfalls and drug humor. As you might not expect, the film is decidedly tamer than "Superbad," — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) " It continues to be a banner year for animation, with "Monsters vs. Aliens" proving to be a fast-paced and witty family adventure that simultaneously pays homage to and pokes fun at all those cheesy science fiction films from the 1950s." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 84% I Love You, Man (2009) " Call it a better-than-average comedy. When it comes to "I Love You, Man," I liked, not loved, the movie, man." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
2.5/4 17% The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) " the film may indeed be a little dumb at times, it nevertheless proves to be an effective horror-thriller" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
2/4 33% Knowing (2009) " while the film deals with disaster, it's not quite the cinematic disaster that many were expecting." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 65% Watchmen (2009) " Fans of the graphic novel will be thrilled to see their beloved tome tenderly rendered out on the big screen, while those unfamiliar with the material will be left wondering why everybody is making such a highbrow fuss." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted May 25, 2009
1/4 18% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) " Generic action sequences, bad acting, cringe-inducing dialogue and a miscast leading lady all combine for a thoroughly painful hour and a half at the movies." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 4, 2009
2.5/4 45% Yes Man (2008) " we won't be awarding points for originality, but sometimes the familiar can be just fine" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) " On the one hand, it is a masterful piece of craftsmanship, replete with outstanding cinematography, set design and special effects makeup work. On the other hand, it's slow-paced and overstuffed, not to mention" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 79% Gran Torino (2009) " a mighty entertaining drama, anchored by a cantankerous-yet-appealing performance by Eastwood himself." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
1/4 10% Bride Wars (2009) " the leading ladies don't provide any memorable moments other than the obvious visual gag of a cat fight between two women in wedding dresses." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2.5/4 57% Defiance (2009) " doesn't have nearly enough gunplay to qualify as a full-fledged action extravaganza, but thanks to quality acting and an engaging life-or-death story, there's plenty here to keep audiences satisfied." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) " The history lesson is a nice bonus, but it's the art and the acting that give the film its power and resonance." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
4/4 78% Doubt (2008) " this cast is nothing short of amazing." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3.5/4 90% Coraline (2009) " the film starts off in traditional children's fable territory, it does get quite scary towards its end." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 33% Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) " to my surprise, once the action part of the story kicked in, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" transformed into a rather enjoyable comic adventure." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2.5/4 64% Marley & Me (2008) " Somehow, I fell in the end for this dog-gone sweet little movie." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 58% Taken (2009) " Fortunately, somewhat-sloppy storytelling never gets in the way of this briskly paced action adventure." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3.5/4 94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " The film is alive with vibrant colors and strange sights," — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 30% Madea Goes to Jail (2009) " Perry knows what his fans want (that would be Madea) and so his fans should be well-pleased by his latest film." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 59% The International (2009) " I only wish that the final story was as strong as that initial concept." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2.5/4 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) " I must sheepishly admit that I enjoyed the frothy fun of "Confessions of a Shopaholic," and I can only imagine that women will like it even more than this cranky male film critic." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 25% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) " If you're already a pre-teen fan, you'll love this flick. Chaperoning parents will just have to grin and bear it." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 88% Bolt (2008) " the film succeeds because it has genuine heart, a couple of mildly-thrilling action sequences, and most notably, a hilarious supporting performance by Mark Walton, who plays Rhino the hamster." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Nov 19, 2008
2.5/4 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " I can't imagine anyone not enjoying the adventure, but this latest 007 flick plays more like a post-script to "Casino Royale" than a full-blooded Bond adventure." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Nov 13, 2008
2.5/4 77% Role Models (2008) " works well enough for fans of blue humor, but doesn't have enough heart to make the film into a triumph of the genre." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Nov 9, 2008
3/4 64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) " Color me pleasantly surprised by Madagascar 2, a film that is far superior to the original in every way." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Nov 5, 2008
3/4 65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) " Despite the provocative title, the film is actually quite sweet, and more importantly; it's [Kevin Smith's] funniest work in years." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Nov 2, 2008
2.5/4 65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) " works perfectly for easily entertained kids; parents will have to be satisfied with simplistic-but-squeaky clean entertainment for the family." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 27, 2008
2/4 35% Pride and Glory (2008) " one of those workmanlike films that does everything well, but never really transcends the material" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 22, 2008
2.5/4 59% W. (2008) " a muddy film that's enjoyable to watch, but really doesn't have much to say." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 20, 2008
2/4 46% Sex Drive (2008) " An occasionally funny, always outrageous sex farce [that's] not much more than an average teen comedy." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 14, 2008
1.5/4 53% City of Ember (2008) " the film's set design is amazing; creating a totally believable ramshackle future world for our young heroes to play in, but the film ultimately fails because of weak characters and some tepid action sequences." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 13, 2008
3/4 61% The Express (2008) " a crowd-pleasing civil rights drama made all the more potent because it wraps its uplifting story in the trappings of a sports movie." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 8, 2008
2.5/4 41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) " For the seven year olds out there, this is a perfectly fun movie and there's nothing that a cranky film critic can say to sour the experience." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 6, 2008
3.5/4 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) " a charming valentine to young love, cool music and New York City after dark." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Oct 1, 2008
2/4 26% Eagle Eye (2008) " The situation is anything but average, but [LaBeouf and Monaghan] two stars ground the adventure just enough to make the film into an enjoyable diversion." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " This is a grown up love story for those of us who have been singed by love, but still want to believe in Cupid's magical powers." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Sep 25, 2008
1.5/4 14% My Best Friend's Girl (2008) " It's a movie that ultimately fails because it features characters that are so unlikeable that it's difficult to care whether they form a love connection or not" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Sep 24, 2008
2.5/4 19% Righteous Kill (2008) " Am I the only one who's concerned that two of America's greatest living actors are spending their golden years making mediocre to bad movies?" — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Sep 17, 2008
2/4 13% The Women (2008) " They say that you can never have too much of a good thing, but in this case, there's so much talent and only so much time that most of the actresses are wasted in cameo roles." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Sep 17, 2008
3/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " a lot of fun to watch, but it's not going to hold up as one of the Coen Brothers major works." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Sep 11, 2008
1.5/4 9% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) " You now that your movie has major problems when a bad wig is the most memorable part of the film." — Sean the Movie Guy
Posted Sep 8, 2008
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