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
B+ 77% 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- 51% 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- 63% 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+ 77% 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 44% 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+ 77% 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
C+ 21% Playing with Fire (2019) It's harmless family entertainment, but there's not a single joke or plot point in the entire film you won't see coming. There's also a surprisingly small amount of firefighting given the premise. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
B+ 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It may not be as fresh or original as the first, but it's just as fun. A worthy follow up. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
B 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Feels more like Stallone's hard R version of Taken than a Rambo movie, but it the third act absolutely delivers the mayhem and vengeance genre fans want. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B+ 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) A bold and ambitious dramedy about the absurdity of hate. It worked better for me as a comedy than as a drama. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B- 59% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) It may not add much to the individual genres it blends together, but it kept my attention from beginning to end. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B+ 84% Ad Astra (2019) In a market dominated by blockbusters with elements of sci-fi, it's refreshing to have a thoughtful, character driven true science fiction drama. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B+ 81% Abominable (2019) The basic plot may be familiar, but the execution makes all the difference. This is a heart felt and funny family film. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B+ 100% VFW (2020) It's like an Expendables movie directed John Carpenter except with a lot more mutants, drugs, insanity, and heart. If that sentence doesn't scare you off, you'll have a ton of fun with this movie. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
A- 97% Knives Out (2019) A fun and funny whodunit which manages deliver all the classic troupes of the genre while still feeling fresh and new. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
A 100% The Terminator (1984) A fantastic blend of horror, action, and sci-fi. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
A 69% Joker (2019) Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix successfully make a compelling comic book movie which focuses on character over spectacle. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
A- 87% First Blood (1982) While the sequels may have tarnished it's reputation, Rambo's original adventure is a great action-thriller and character study. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
B- 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The film is impeccably cast and the scale is massive. However, because of a far too repetitious middle act, it doesn't fully live up to the original. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
B 88% Ready or Not (2019) A clever and original thriller with a fantastic performance from it's lead, but it never fully lived up to it's potential for me. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
B- 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) It may be predictable and familiar, but it provides enough action, thrills and explosions to please it's target audience. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
B 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) It may not be the most original animated film of 2019, but it improves upon the original and delivers an enjoyable enough 90 minutes. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
B- 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The film frequently goes for low hanging fruit to entertain the audience, but it is a passable family adventure. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
C 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) If I were to recommend a horror film to this movie's target demographic, this is not the film I would recommend. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
C+ 23% The Kitchen (2019) It's not a bad, but it is an entirely forgettable mob movie besides being from a female perspective. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
B+ 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw knows exactly what it is and what it's target audience wants. It's dumb, but it's probably the most fun I've had at the theater this year! - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
A- 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) While it's not another Tarantino classic, it is a compelling look at 60's Hollywood with great performances and a satisfying conclusion. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
B- 83% Midsommar (2019) This isn't the package under which I want to explore these ideas. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
B+ 53% The Lion King (2019) The movie exists at Jon Faverau's photorealistic cover of The Lion King. It's the same song. It's the same arrangement. Just sung by someone else. But sung very well. The novelty of seeing this story brought to life in this new format worked for me. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
B 37% Glass (2019) It really is a good film, but the types of mistakes it makes are at the end of the film. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) This is a good follow-up to the original, but the freshness and originality aren't there like before. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Great acton, a great cast, a great lead character, and a very intriguing world - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) This movie is a mess when it comes to tying the pieces together, but it's also an absolute blast. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B+ 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) It's got a couple of flaws, but I left the theater thinking about who wouldn't like the movie. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
A- 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) I think it's a pretty great film that works on almost every level. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
C 60% Greta (2019) This is good set-up for a thriller with some great performances, but the writing and direction don't do it justice. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B- 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It's a fun movie with some great Nick Fury moments. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B 72% Triple Frontier (2019) This isn't a home-run for the heist genre, but it's solid. I got what I wanted out of this film. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
C 44% Captive State (2019) I did not enjoy the process of watching this film. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B+ 68% Triple Threat (2019) This movie isn't going to win over non-genre fans. But if you are a martial arts fan, you got to check it out. Though, it's not a classic. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
C+ 93% Us (2019) This film was incredibly frustrating and disappointing for me. In its efforts to try and transcend the horror-thriller genre brought the whole thing down for me. But I know a lot of people loved it. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B+ 90% Shazam! (2019) While it's not an instant classic, it's very entertaining and hits on the right emotional notes. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
A- 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) This is another slow-burn and triumph from the director. Mel Gibson is perfectly cast in this crime-thriller. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
C 47% Dumbo (2019) While it is not a train-wreck, it's a bland, hallow, and generic adaptation of a Disney classic. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
B 57% Pet Sematary (2019) This is a well-made adaptation to the source material, but it may be so professional that it becomes a little bit generic. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
C 17% Hellboy (2019) If you like gory action shlock, you should give it a try! - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
C+ 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) This is a competently made film. [...] It is not particularly original. - Sean Chandler Talks About EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019