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Sean the Movie Guy

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

2 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."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

3 ——

Obsessed ()

"Sorry Beyonce fans, but "Obsessed" is clearly an Ali Larter film. Sorry Ali fans, but she's not very good in this film."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

4 55%

17 Again (2009)

"perhaps the movie should be called, "The Film You've Seen 17 Times Before, Again.""

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

5 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."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

6 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"

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

7 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"

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

8 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,"

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

9 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."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

10 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."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

11 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"

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

12 33%

Knowing (2009)

"while the film deals with disaster, it's not quite the cinematic disaster that many were expecting."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

13 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."

Posted May 25, 2009

Sean McBride

14 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."

Posted Mar 4, 2009

Sean McBride

15 45%

Yes Man (2008)

"we won't be awarding points for originality, but sometimes the familiar can be just fine"

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

16 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"

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

17 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

"a mighty entertaining drama, anchored by a cantankerous-yet-appealing performance by Eastwood himself."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

18 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

19 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

20 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

21 78%

Doubt (2008)

" this cast is nothing short of amazing."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

22 90%

Coraline (2009)

"the film starts off in traditional children's fable territory, it does get quite scary towards its end."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

23 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

24 64%

Marley & Me (2008)

"Somehow, I fell in the end for this dog-gone sweet little movie."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

25 58%

Taken (2009)

"Fortunately, somewhat-sloppy storytelling never gets in the way of this briskly paced action adventure."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

26 94%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"The film is alive with vibrant colors and strange sights,"

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

27 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

28 59%

The International (2009)

"I only wish that the final story was as strong as that initial concept."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

29 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

30 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2009

Sean McBride

31 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."

Posted Nov 19, 2008

Sean McBride

32 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."

Posted Nov 13, 2008

Sean McBride

33 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."

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Sean McBride

34 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."

Posted Nov 5, 2008

Sean McBride

35 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."

Posted Nov 2, 2008

Sean McBride

36 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."

Posted Oct 27, 2008

Sean McBride

37 35%

Pride and Glory (2008)

"one of those workmanlike films that does everything well, but never really transcends the material"

Posted Oct 22, 2008

Sean McBride

38 59%

W. (2008)

"a muddy film that's enjoyable to watch, but really doesn't have much to say."

Posted Oct 20, 2008

Sean McBride

39 46%

Sex Drive (2008)

"An occasionally funny, always outrageous sex farce [that's] not much more than an average teen comedy."

Posted Oct 14, 2008

Sean McBride

40 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."

Posted Oct 13, 2008

Sean McBride

41 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."

Posted Oct 8, 2008

Sean McBride

42 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."

Posted Oct 6, 2008

Sean McBride

43 74%

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

"a charming valentine to young love, cool music and New York City after dark."

Posted Oct 1, 2008

Sean McBride

44 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."

Posted Sep 29, 2008

Sean McBride

45 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."

Posted Sep 25, 2008

Sean McBride

46 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"

Posted Sep 24, 2008

Sean McBride

47 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?"

Posted Sep 17, 2008

Sean McBride

48 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."

Posted Sep 17, 2008

Sean McBride

49 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."

Posted Sep 11, 2008

Sean McBride

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