Sean Means

Sean Means

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Sean Means'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
3.5/4 76% People Places Things (2015) "Clement is funny and touching as the heartbroken artist, and he and Hall have a sparkling chemistry. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 26, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Once I Was A Beehive (2015) "[Director Maclain] Nelson fills "Once I Was a Beehive" with plenty of humor, poking gentle fun at camp quirks while also admiring the spirit of togetherness camping imparts to the girls. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 24, 2015
3/4 97% Being Evel (2015) "A fast and fun ride through the life of one of America's strangest icons. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 17, 2015
61% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "In short, she's someone you want to party with, and this big-hearted movie encourages you to keep up with her. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2.5/4 55% Paper Towns (2015) "[The filmmakers] can't unravel the central mystery of Margo or why, besides an ill-defined case of puppy love, Quentin would abandon good sense to pursue her. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 25, 2015
1.5/4 17% Pixels (2015) ""Pixels" is proof that you should never give a good idea to Adam Sandler, for the same reason you don't let a toddler prepare an expensive lobster dinner - because it's wasteful and will end with an unpalatable mess. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 25, 2015
3/4 67% Unexpected (2015) "The universal act of having a baby plays out in interesting and humorous ways in Unexpected, a well-performed comedy-drama about class differences and similarities. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "Southpaw is a powerful addition to the boxing genre, raw and tough and loaded with emotion. It packs quite a punch, one that audiences will feel long after the final bell rings. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/4 35% Strangerland (2015) "Drenching the movie in so much mood is rough on the pacing, and there's a pointed lack of urgency to the search. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
4/4 86% The Tribe (2015) "For those who can take it, "The Tribe" is a movie of undeniable emotional power, unlike anything you've seen before. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "An intriguing take on the famous detective in his twilight years. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "If you didn't already know Amy Schumer is the funniest and most fearless comedian working today, her raucously funny "Trainwreck" will educate you. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "One could take a magnifying glass to "Ant-Man," but the results would be disastrous. This is a superhero movie to be enjoyed in the moment. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Vikander's soulful performance brings [Vera Brittain's] anguish and determination alive. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3/4 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "Full of exciting action and earnest emotion, Captain America: The First Avenger is perhaps the most superhero-ey of this summer's superhero movies. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/4 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "X-Men: First Class manages the neat trick of staying true to the superhero legend while also creating something fresh and exciting. This class graduates with top marks. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "What's most brilliant about the luminously beautiful "Inside Out," Pixar's best movie in a decade, is how director Pete Docter not only connects beautifully to those emotions but turns them into his characters. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
1/4 16% The Gallows (2015) "At least the Blair Witch kids knew how to hold the camera steady. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
2/4 20% Self/less (2015) "Rather than develop a smart premise, one where all the ramifications have been thought out and explored, screenwriting brothers David and Alex Pastor settle for just launching a clever idea and yoking it onto a standard chase scenario. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
2.5/4 54% Minions (2015) ""Minions" is proof that the sidekicks of the "Despicable Me" movies are, like most tiny yellow pill-like things, better in measured doses. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2015
2/4 45% I Smile Back (2015) "A fearless dramatic performance by comedian Sarah Silverman can't save director Adam Salky's repetitive housewife-in-rehab drama I Smile Back. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/4 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "Watching Tarantino pull out his filmmaking toys and play with each of them is a thrill. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 30, 2015
90% Bridesmaids (2011) "Wiig's characters may lose their lunch, but they never lose their heart. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "The science-fiction thriller Dawn of the Planet of the Apes creates a palpable atmosphere of existential dread. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/4 94% Cartel Land (2015) "There's half a great movie in Cartel Land, a gritty street-level documentary about vigilante action on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 15, 2015
3.5/4 92% Meru (2015) "The reason to watch, and to watch on as big a screen as possible, is the footage of the breathtaking climbing action. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet The Cokeville Miracle (2015) "Writer-director T.C. Christensen ("17 Miracles") paces the tension of the first half sharply and handles the spiritual message thoughtfully as the lawman wrestles with his faith through his investigation. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2.5/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Bird, usually a master of pacing (exhibit A: "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"), here creates a laborious build-up to the action, and the exposition scenes stretch out with dull clichs. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "As disaster epics go, "San Andreas" works. ... It's not genius filmmaking, but it's undemandingly entertaining. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Cusack encapsulates the forced childlike behavior of Wilson under Landy's care. Dano, meanwhile, nails Wilson's boyish enthusiasm in the studio and captures the early strains on his psyche. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/4 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Shaye brings warmth and depth to Elise, adding some humanity to the usual haunted-house terror. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/4 32% Entourage (2015) "Perhaps by counting the stars, audiences won't count the number of times they actually laugh during "Entourage" - though that number is far smaller. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 94% Spy (2015) "Keeping a livewire like McCarthy on task isn't easy (even her husband, Ben Falcone, couldn't manage it in "Tammy"), but Feig shows he can get the best out of his star. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/4 88% Dope (2015) "The result is a vital film that's by turns funny, tragic, exciting and thought-provoking. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Jun 1, 2015
2.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "American Sniper may have been served better if Eastwood had let Cooper show more of the complexities of this real-life figure. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 29, 2015
3.5/4 80% Hot Girls Wanted "The searing documentary Hot Girls Wanted shines an uncomfortable spotlight on the internet porn industry, specifically the world of so-called "amateur" porn. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 29, 2015
3/4 81% Dior and I (2015) "As Tcheng gets his cameras into the day-to-day operations of the Dior atelier, the movie becomes a portrait of the process - the hierarchies and traditions that turn ideas into wearable art. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
3.5/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "[Ronit Elkabetz] brilliantly captures Viviane's mounting frustration and the sense of release in those moments when she just doesn't care anymore. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
3.5/4 84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Mulligan breathes life into Bathsheba, in a performance that highlights the character's passion without treating her like a flighty, immature girl. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
2.5/4 60% Unfriended (2015) "The screengrab gimmick is smarter than the mundane pattern of screaming teens and gory deaths set up by the premise. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
3.5/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) " It's at once a thought-provoking drama and a pulse-quickening thriller. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
1.5/4 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "The story bounces through mood swings that Prozac couldn't cure, veering unsteadily from light comedy to dark drug-world violence to female-bonding pathos. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
3.5/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Whedon's dense script runs the risk of feeling bloated, but his deft handling of characters and pacing ensure that everybody is where they need to be, and the audience is always right there with them. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
4/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "An astonishing full-throttle action movie that proves Miller may have taught those other directors everything they know - but he didn't teach them everything he knows. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
3.5/4 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Banks has a sense of humor that runs toward the randomly offbeat - but she also lives and breathes the Bellas' ethos of female empowerment and fun. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted May 16, 2015
2/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Wan and Morgan, stuffing another plot into the main plot like a cinematic turducken, justify a series of jaw-dropping car stunts in settings such as Azerbaijan and Abu Dhabi. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2015
0/4 9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "Everything you need to know about the atrocious Australian crime thriller "Kill Me Times" can be summed up in a guitar riff. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2/4 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "The only thing more grating than a Nicholas Sparks romance is two Nicholas Sparks romances bumping into each other. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 77% Danny Collins (2015) "Like its title character, the comedy-drama Danny Collins is a movie that starts out overbearing and over-the-top, but slowly grows on you with its quieter charms. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 38% Freetown (2015) "Through the adventure, both powerful and funny, Batty and co-screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson also create a deeply moving depiction of day-to-day missionary work. " ‐ Salt Lake Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2015
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