Sean Collier

Sean Collier
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 75% Stillwater (2021) A surprising and ultimately bracing film that refreshingly rejects easy solutions. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
5/10 63% 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 60% 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 49% 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 27% 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 92% 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 81% 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 52% 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 66% Fatherhood (2021) It's a worthy project; the execution, though, is badly lacking. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
4/10 25% 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 95% 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 56% 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 75% 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 68% 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
6/10 66% Wrath of Man (2021) You'll feel like the quest for vengeance is yours, watching your avatar work through it; at the very least, you'll find it easy to turn your mind off and follow along. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
6/10 68% Monster (2019) There's an easy path to drama in a story such as this, and it's followed, thoughtfully. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
4/10 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) [It has a] plot that does not so much move as lurch, propelled thoughtlessly from one deus ex machina to the next. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
7/10 40% Things Heard & Seen (2021) Fortunately, a creepy, cold quality seeps through the film, freezing out its flaws. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
7/10 84% Freaky (2020) It's fun, funny and generally winning. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
6/10 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) The real heroes here are the visual effects department, who turn every fight into a vivid, fantastical bloodbath. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
7/10 77% Stowaway (2021) The cast is good and the suspense is real, even if the circumstances are tortured. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
9/10 78% In The Earth (2021) It's thoughtful and alarmingly relevant. At the heart of it, though, In the Earth is simply terrifying. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
7/10 86% The Courier (2020) Whether or not you end up caring about Wynne and Penkovsky ... the can-they-pull-this-off factor is more than enough to keep you engaged. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
7/10 26% Voyagers (2021) Somewhat grim outlook aside, though, Voyagers is a gripping, tight thriller. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2021
3/10 21% Thunder Force (2021) Thunder Force is billed as a superhero comedy, but plenty of straight superhero movies are far funnier. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2021
4/10 4% The Toy (1982) It's memorable as a cable-TV staple and as a showcase for Pryor (in that everything Pryor did was memorable), but The Toy strikes an awkward tone at best. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
5/10 80% Concrete Cowboy (2021) The cast is repeatedly abandoned ... by the go-nowhere script. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
6/10 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) This movie doesn't need decent dialogue or sound logic; it needs two big monsters punching each other. And they do! - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
8/10 72% Coming to America (1988) It is charmingly old-school in plenty of regards - while remaining quotable. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
5/10 42% Boogie (2021) You know. Just a movie. - Pittsburgh Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
6/10 84% Nobody (2021) There are good reasons to watch Nobody. Whatever you do, however, don't think about it. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
7/10 85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) The Princess and the Frog is indeed good-not-great, as its considerable merits ... are weighed against a circuitous, unsatisfying plot. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
6/10 37% Cherry (2021) It's up to the Russo brothers, then, who certainly make the narrative dance as much as they are able. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
1/10 51% Yes Day (2021) Yes Day is an utterly sanitized version of a family movie ... designed ... to avoid any moment of upsetting, challenging or otherwise interesting content. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
7/10 97% Slaxx (2020) It doesn't have to be rocket science. Promise me a movie with killer jeans, and then have the jeans kill some people. Set an achievable goal and reach it. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
7/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Is it worth years of hype and four hours of your time? I don't know. Is anything? - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
6/10 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) The movie crosses the finish line on the strength of its cast, style and music; you won't have a bad time. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021
5/10 49% Coming 2 America (2021) It doesn't take long for Coming 2 America, the long-belated sequel to the similarly titled 1988 original, to run out of new ideas. - Box Office Prophets EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021