Sean Collier

Sean Collier
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 35% Night Teeth (2021) If Shakespeare had written a vampire romance, and then that romance were given a very loose 21st-century retelling, it would feel a lot like Night Teeth. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2021
8/10 83% Dune (2021) If evaluating a film were as simple as judging the quality of its images and sounds, Dune would be close to an all-time classic. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2021
5/10 38% Sahara (2005) It's not a terrible film. It's not particularly good, either, but it's certainly no disaster. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2021
6/10 39% Halloween Kills (2021) Anyone disappointed ... was likely looking for more than the series was ready to provide. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2021
9/10 85% The Last Duel (2021) The three-versions structure is an easy path to a compelling experience. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2021
7/10 41% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was, if not conventionally good, very, very interesting. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2021
6/10 93% Enchanted (2007) It's a feast of references and gentle self-deprecation for Disney fans, a pleasant if uninventive romcom and an altogether nice time at the movies. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2021
6/10 84% No Time To Die (2021) The film ends with enough fireworks to effectively cap this miniseries of Bond adventures. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2021
9/10 83% Lamb (2021) It does many things, and does them well. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2021
5/10 21% The Starling (2021) It's a movie piled high with sentimentality, overtopped with cloying emotion, like a nacho platter with endless toppings and no visible chips. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2021
3/10 29% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) My advice: Wear a watch. It will allow you to confirm that time is passing and you will, eventually, be able to leave. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2021
6/10 21% Sweet Girl (2021) It's fundamentally a beat-em-up flick with little weight. In that, though, it's decently successful. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
6/10 65% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) In a cinema landscape with far too much bland ... wacky is its own merit. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
8/10 75% Blue Bayou (2021) It's not a perfect movie, but it makes the rare choice to depict brutish reality rather than sepia-toned idealism. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
6/10 76% Malignant (2021) It's certainly different. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2021
5/10 44% Kate (2021) Nicolas-Troyan either can't or won't show the same care to scenes of dialogue that he does to scenes of flying bullets and crashing cars. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2021
8/10 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Does it work? Of course. Marvel hasn't truly missed in a long time. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2021
2/10 16% With Honors (1994) While the film's schmaltz and occasional moments of aspirational Gen-X cool earned it a fond place in the memories of some ... With Honors is largely hackneyed. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2021
9/10 84% Candyman (2021) A whirlwind of terror and trauma. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
5/10 80% Free Guy (2021) Reynolds' schtick is old hat at this point ... and the cliched plot is too threadbare to cover space between jokes. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
8/10 96% CODA (2021) It's a powerful and engaging film in addition to being one that will thoroughly flush out your tear ducts. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
5/10 51% Footloose (1984) While Footloose is fun, it's not very good. Its story is a dud - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
8/10 88% Nine Days (2021) I left Nine Days feeling forlorn - nearly heartbroken, in fact - and I'm pretty sure that was the point. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
9/10 90% The Suicide Squad (2021) It's a combination that, by rights, should not come together. Yet it does. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
8/10 74% Stillwater (2021) A surprising and ultimately bracing film that refreshingly rejects easy solutions. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
5/10 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) While the film can ape the attire and the attitude of [Indiana Jones], it can't manage the rich sense of place that makes the earlier films classics. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
6/10 56% The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021) It's at least kinda good - or, rather, the bulk of its story is. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
2/10 50% Old (2021) A solid premise spoiled by bad execution, like an appetizing meal placed in a blender and served as a thick paste. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
5/10 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) One big similarity between this Space Jam and the original - an absolutely absurd amount of legwork to arrive at Bugs Bunny playing basketball. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
9/10 91% Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021) Would he have been irritated at some of this acute analysis? Maybe. But he would've loved the soundtrack. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
7/10 79% Black Widow (2021) The initial fight between the two sisters is more than worth the price of admission on its own. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
9/10 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) It's shocking that we're only now seeing [these performances] for the first time. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
8/10 88% Zola (2021) Smart - and very, very gripping. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
10/10 79% Fight Club (1999) Let's not get away from the fact that Fight Club is awesome. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2021
3/10 14% Fire Down Below (1997) An edited-to-incoherence yarn. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2021
9/10 94% Hero (2004) A tremendously entertaining and visually rich spectacle. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2021
6/10 59% F9 (2021) They certainly make it easy to check one's brain at the door, filling the experience with wall-to-wall, screeching action. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
7/10 51% Good on Paper (2021) While it's not necessarily a shocking arc ... [it's] both a twist and, in many ways, refreshing for any romcom-adjacent genre. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
3/10 67% Fatherhood (2021) It's a worthy project; the execution, though, is badly lacking. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
4/10 27% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) I just hope everyone involved made a lot of money. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
8/10 96% The Amusement Park (2019) A curious, fascinating and above-all jarring ride from a true master. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
10/10 94% In the Heights (2021) The first great post-COVID movie and one of the great movie musicals, bar none. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
4/10 55% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) [A] tangled mass of demonological claptrap. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
6/10 80% Monuments (2021) On the strength of an earnest heart and a few indelible scenes ... Monuments hangs together and then some. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
6/10 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) It has considerable merits, more than enough to warrant a cool recommendation. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
6/10 74% Cruella (2021) The film might have faltered but for the irresistible tête-à-tête at its core. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
5/10 67% Army Of The Dead (2021) The lowliest one-legged ghoul in this bloodbath possesses more grace than the script. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
8/10 57% The Craft (1996) The Craft ... has a legacy that outweighs both its limited success and few flaws. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
3/10 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) The cast ... lends Woman in the Window the imprimatur of legitimacy, but the illusion can't hold. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
6/10 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Fortunately, a hackneyed script can't ruin what is ultimately good, gross horror fun. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021