Sean Collier

Sean Collier
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 62% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Is it shoehorned into an already-spiraling series? Oh yeah. Yet Annabelle Comes Home manages to be one of the most effective films in the franchise. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
10/10 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco is lyrical, beautiful and wistful. It is almost impressionistic at moments ... It is an understatement to call it essential. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
7/10 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) It's a fine and entertaining movie. Just lower your expectations before you sit down. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
6/10 47% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery is a breezy and occasionally funny slice of light entertainment. That's not a bad look for Sandler. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) Men in Black International is less a tentpole blockbuster and more a sad, feeble Guardians of the Galaxy knockoff. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 79% Late Night (2019) It may be little more than a watchable yarn, but there's nothing wrong with that. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
8/10 52% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is phenomenally self-aware and willing to have a good time at the expense of a certain seriousness. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
5/10 57% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The highlight of the film, though, is an aggressive turkey - and no movie that peaks with funny gobbling noises can be called a winner. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
6/10 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It's a tale of sorrow, fear and failure. In that, it is fitting. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
6/10 89% Rocketman (2019) The quest for a great musician biopic continues, but Rocketman is a half-step up the keyboard. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
7/10 91% Always Be My Maybe (2019) It's the kind of movie that reminds you why these movies exist - to be smart, funny, pleasant and charming. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
6/10 83% Jagged Edge (1985) Close - who was not nominated for this role, despite earning nods the prior three years - is a supreme heroine, endlessly watchable and perfectly sincere. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
8/10 73% The Perfection (2019) The Perfection is a nasty little movie, and I mean that in the best way possible. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
6/10 57% Aladdin (2019) With eager charm and tenacity, Aladdin stumbles into pleasant territory. It's more style than substance, though. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
8/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The scope and breadth of the choreography and the inventiveness of the set pieces are remarkable. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
7/10 97% Hail Satan? (2019) The members of the Temple are remarkably eager to tell you who they are and what they believe ... By the time the credits roll, you'll be siding with the Satanists. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
7/10 67% Wine Country (2019) The lineup of comedy talent in Wine Country is impeccable. You're gonna laugh. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
6/10 66% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) It's inessential, but you won't be sorry you saw it. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/10 34% Poms (2019) Keaton ... lends real pathos, giving Poms an emotional final act I wasn't expecting. It's just not funny. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
6/10 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) It does seem more like an attempt to cash in on the resurgence of interest in Bundy than a film that demanded to be made, but it'll do for a lazy afternoon stream. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) The film ... is perhaps a bit too long, but careful, thoughtful and remarkably detailed. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
9/10 84% Her Smell (2019) It's a testament both to the character and Moss's uppercut of a performance that I desperately wanted more of this story, even as it reached a fine conclusion. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/10 28% UglyDolls (2019) The problem ... is everything in the movie that isn't a song. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 81% Long Shot (2019) Shelve your skepticism at another beauty-and-the-geek tale: These two will sell you on themselves. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
8/10 100% This Magnificent Cake! (Ce magnifique gâteau!) (2019) Don't mistake it for a bleak history lesson, though; this is grounded madness, like Eraserhead rendered in felt. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
9/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The sheer force of the film ... is enough to make traditional complaints moot. Against significant odds, it's a fitting culmination to the biggest movie series in history. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
9/10 84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 is just plain fun, a technicolor jukebox of a good time. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
7/10 87% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) This is old-fashioned, silver-screen entertainment, and it's refreshing to watch. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/10 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) La Llorana is a chain of jump scares and nothing more. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
4/10 17% Hellboy (2019) Unfortunately, those images (and a strong lead performance) are all the new Hellboy has to offer. Beyond the surface, it's a mess. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
6/10 26% The Silence (2019) Because The Silence sticks to the creature-feature plot structure established by The X-Files, I enjoyed it well enough. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
7/10 88% To Dust (2019) Shawn Snyder exhibits a restraint that matches Broderick's ... he shows immense promise with his debut feature. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
8/10 71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Talladega Nights holds up well, thanks to a clearly improv-first on-set culture. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
7/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) The latest version of Pet Semetary, a movie with strong muscles but weak bones, looks best when not compared to its precursors. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
7/10 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) You could make the argument that The Best of Enemies is a good film. But ... in dramatizing the story of Atwater and Ellis, the tale inevitably becomes a tired one. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/10 27% The Aftermath (2019) The Aftermath has a few stray observations about life in the wake of war ... in the same way that cheap lo mein has a few stray shrimp scattered among the noodles. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
7/10 100% Okko's Inn (2019) This film does not quite achieve the magic of the best Studio Ghibli masterpieces, but bears a similar easy - and very watchable - charm. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
7/10 57% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen has plenty of fat that might've been trimmed ... On the strength of solid direction and fine performances, however, it's an easy winner. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
5/10 47% Dumbo (2019) [There's] a lot of sizzle, undoubtedly, but the result is without flavor. The plot ... ambles along without drive. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/10 18% Invasion U.S.A. (1985) There are some sufficiently large explosions and acceptable preposterous setups, but ... I'm not sure Invasion U.S.A. is worth tracking down. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/10 39% The Dirt (2019) The Dirt contains workmanlike recreations of rock-star excess and little substance. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
5/10 36% Out of Blue (2019) It makes for a more thoughtful experience than the average Law & Order episode, to be sure. The film also overreaches, though, winding up a bit disappointing. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
9/10 94% Us (2019) Like its predecessor, it's a nightmare - and essential viewing. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
7/10 72% Triple Frontier (2019) It's an easily watchable picture, though, particularly with Isaac - who has ascended from quite-good to excellent in recent years - in the lead. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
1/10 55% Five Feet Apart (2019) Let's not waste time: This movie is a disaster ... It has nothing at all to say about anything. It is an exercise in unadulterated misery. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
7/10 89% Who Will Write Our History (2019) In Roberta Grossman's film, the story weaves from narration to newsreel footage to performance seamlessly and believably. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
8/10 100% The Unorthodox (2018) It's an easy film to admire. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
8/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) An eminently fun and thoroughly enjoyable picture that ... establishes Captain Marvel, in the supremely qualified hands of Larson, as an Avenger nonpareil. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
6/10 60% Greta (2019) Greta, a good-not-great pseudo-horror ... insists on dragging its wild lead and suitably outlandish premise back toward the middle of the road. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
7/10 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Most importantly, Fighting With My Family has Pugh, an uncommonly gifted actress who can sell every step of Paige's journey with wit and determination. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019