Sean Chandler

Sean Chandler
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
My name is Sean Chandler and I've always loved to talk movies! For years I was the guy commenting on other people's movie reviews and franchise rankings. Not just because I had my own opinions, but because I wanted to talk movies with other people. I've always thought that movies matter, and I love to hear other people share their experiences with films, whether I agree with them or not. Every week I post: movie reviews, movie rankings, top-10 lists.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D 50% The Forever Purge (2021) What used to be a franchise with a great high concept and just enough political subtext to be interesting, has completely lost it's way. The social commentary has taken over, but the filmmaker doesn't have anything insightful to say. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
A- 52% The Tomorrow War (2021) The Tomorrow War provided all the alien action I wanted, but it also provided a large amount of emotion I wasn't expecting. I went in excited for the film, and it exceeded all my expectations. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
B+ 79% Black Widow (2021) While it's certainly an odd time to choose to tell this story, that doesn't stop it from being another solid entry in the MCU. The story is smaller, darker, and more personal, and features several standout new characters. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
B 94% In the Heights (2021) I may not be the target audience for the film, but even I could't help but enjoy the characters, music, and hopefulness. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
B 91% Luca (2021) A simple but effective coming of age story from Pixar. It may not swing for the fences, but the characters and their friendship are charming. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
C+ 27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) The star studded cast have all cranked the charisma and energy up to 11, but story and storytelling are so scatter shot it's tough to care about anything that happens. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
C 16% Infinite (2021) This action film about reincarnation tries to relive the plot beats of countless better films. The end result is a derivative, messy and forgettable film. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
A 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) A great companion to the original film. It has all the thrills and emotions of the original while exploring the world more and introducing more characters. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
B+ 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) While James Wan's presence behind the camera is missed, I enjoyed the return of the Warrens and the changes to the formula. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
B 59% F9 (2021) A string of over-the-top action sequences tied together scenes of soap opera and exposition. If you need more than just wacky car hijinks, you can sit this one out. I personally had a big grin on my face from beginning to end. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
B 67% Crisis (2021) Though a tad familiar, Crisis is a solid and engaging thriller led by three great performances. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2021
A 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) A highly entertaining and emotional superhero epic. This version is better than the theatrical cut in every single way. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
A- 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) A sweeping fantasy epic for the whole family. I went in with high expectations, and the movie delivered on almost all of them. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
C 36% Outside the Wire (2021) A promising premise let down by a plot with no one to root for. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
C 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Feels like a bad film adaptation of an SNL skit, but the skit doesn't exist. The jokes fell flat a lot more than than they landed for me. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
B+ 91% Bloody Hell (2021) Highly effective genre-blender. Manages to keep you engaged and entertained from beginning to end. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
B 92% PG: Psycho Goreman (2021) An INSANE ride! Definitely not for everyone. It certainly went too far at times for me, but I was also laughing out loud for most of the runtime. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
B 42% Run Hide Fight (2020) If you can get past the admittedly harsh premise, the film is executed with enough skill to deliver the thrills you want from the genre. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
B- 45% The Little Things (2021) Effective enough serial killer thriller. Definitely feels very familiar, but it has just enough star power and slickness to get by. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
B 93% Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021) Fun, outside the box, genre bending Batman tale. Loses some steam in the second half, but still a worthwhile diversion. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
B 62% Willy's Wonderland (2021) A wild and weird B movie. It's not as creative as one would hope from the premise, but still a fun time. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
C+ 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) While I understand why this movie would be appealing to some, I found myself respecting the craft more than enjoying the experience. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
C 54% Hubie Halloween (2020) It's harmless but forgettable. Sandler is using the same bag of tricks he's been using for over 20 years, but it is better than most recent Happy Madison films. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
B+ 83% Freaky (2020) Freaky is a welcome addition to the slasher genre. Vince Vaughn is the obvious standout, but Kathryn Newton is also great. I had a blast with it. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
B- 28% Vanguard (2020) While this isn't classic Jackie Chan, it is a fast paced and fun action film for fans of the genre. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
A 94% Love and Monsters (2020) A post-apocalyptic monster movie with a surprisingly large amount of emotion. For me, this film consistently over-delivered on every single front. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
B- 44% Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020) Tremors: Shrieker Island is not great cinema, but it is a fun creature feature. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
C+ 50% The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) It follows all of the beats of the first films, but lacks what made the first hold together. There's also a Samara Weaving size hole in it's center. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
B 70% Tenet (2020) Tenet features all of the big ideas and spectacle you want from a Christopher Nolan film, but it's also far more confusing than it needed to be. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
B 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Bill & Ted did their number one job: they made me laugh. But the whole thing could have been a lot more fun if it wasn't bogged down by so many unnecessary plot lines. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
B- 48% Unhinged (2020) If you watch it as a ludicrous slasher film taking place on the road, there's some fun chaos to be found. Just don't expect any actual commentary on road rage or mental health. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
B 36% The New Mutants (2020) If you ever wanted The Breakfast Club as a horror film set in the X-Men universe, you now have it. It may not fully live up to the potential of that sentence, but I had a good time with it. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
B 61% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) Overall this movie gave me what I wanted out of a slasher film. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
D 21% The Grudge (2020) An instant front runner for worst movie of the year. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
C+ 14% Dolittle (2020) There are moments of fun, but this is an otherwise disappointing start to Robert Downey Jr.'s post-MCU career. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
A- 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The hyper-active, chaotic comic book movie I didn't know that I wanted. The cherry on top is the top notch practical stunt work and fights. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
B 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) While it does trade-in the video game franchise's lively environments for road trip cliches, Sonic and Jim Carrey provide plenty of fun for the whole family. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
B 88% Onward (2020) While the plotting has some serious issues, it has all the laughs and heart you expect from a Pixar film. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
A- 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Leigh Whannell continues his hot streak with another fantastic thriller. The performances are great, and the scares come from real world fears rather than jump scares. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
B+ 84% The Way Back (2020) Gavin O'Connor delivers another solid sports drama, and Ben Affleck offers his best and most personal performance yet. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
B 30% Bloodshot (2020) While it may not be the most memorable film based on a comic book, it provided enough excitement and energy to keep me entertained for the runtime. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
B+ 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The boys are back and better than ever. The film delivers all the action and humor fans of the genre want, but surprisingly it has a lot of heart too. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
B 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It provides all the spectacle, adventure, and reveals you expect from a Star Wars finale, but with so much crammed into one film, it's not as satisfying as it should be. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B- 54% 21 Bridges (2019) It may follow a predictable formula, but it offers enough thrills to please genre fans. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
B- 59% Line of Duty (2019) While the tone was all over the place, the movie delivered the entertainment and experience I was hoping for. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
A- 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) If you're able to accept the bold choices the movie is built around, this is a welcome follow up to Terminator 2. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B+ 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) A solid continuation of The Shining with deep rich themes and expanded world building. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B 42% Midway (2019) Midway doesn't do anything new with the genre, but it does provide what the target audience wants and I enjoyed what it had to offer. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
C 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) While it may be over-flowing with energy; the humor, action, and story all fell flat for me. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B+ 78% Frozen II (2019) A worthy follow up with a deeper mythology, a bigger scope, and some great character moments. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019