Sean Mulvihill

Sean Mulvihill
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Sean Mulvihill has been writing about movies for nearly 5 years, with work published at FanboyNation.com and a couple of pieces over at RogerEbert.com. He loves the films of Brian De Palma and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Publications: FanboyNation.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) A crowd-pleasing comedy from writer-director Stephen Merchant that operates by rather basic formula but has enough charms to consistently entertain even when you know exactly what's going to happen next. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
5/5 88% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) This is easily going to be the year's best action film, and if anything comes along and surpasses it I shall kneel before the filmmakers and pledge my fealty. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
1.5/5 32% Poms (2019) Poms is a lazy, indifferent work of comedy filmmaking that often looks for laughs in the very ageist tropes it is aiming to subvert. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 51% Charlie Says (2019) Mary Harron is obviously intrigued by how anyone could find this deranged criminal charismatic enough to devote their lives to his lunatic ramblings, and Smith being so ineffective does a lot to unwind the myths that have made Manson so captivating. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2.5/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Extremely Wicked wants to have it both ways. It wants to posit itself as a telling of Liz's story but also wants the sensationalist aspects of Bundy to draw viewers in. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 88% I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) It's a celebration of this once in a lifetime moment, the emergence of a pop culture phenomenon as these characters are on the verge of exiting adolescence and entering adulthood into a world that will be come increasingly fractured and cynical. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It's jamming a decade of movies, 22 films in all, and balling them up into a densely packed three-hour movie and hurling it right at your face. Some will welcome the projectile and others will recoil in horror. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
1.5/5 15% Hellboy (2019) This reboot plays out like some kind of ancient curse that arises when a spell has been incanted wrongly, as pretty much nothing goes right for Hellboy aside from the spirited performance of its star. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) This movie put its director through Hell - more than once! - but its existence proves that every once in a while dreams can transcend reality. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 54% The Beach Bum (2019) The Beach Bum is the kind of film that gives you a contact high. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) It's absolutely amazing how much fun DC can be when it's not taking itself so damned seriously. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
1.5/5 39% The Dirt (2019) The Dirt really feels like a rushed product, something quickly and cheaply made to capitalize on the success of Bohemian Rhapsody only this time it's unconvincing wigs in place of comically absurd false teeth. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
1.5/5 73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) There's no depth or wit to any of the film's racial elements; they're just a superfluous layer added to be provocative, like the film aspires to be edgelord cinema for the extremely online guys. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/5 68% Relaxer (2019) Joel Potrykus has created a film that is bizarre, grotesque, and defiant but maintains a pace that keeps the unusual events always oddly hilarious and captivating. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4.5/5 94% Us (2019) Us may not feature as concise of a social commentary as Get Out, but it's still an incredibly effective, ambitious, and terrifying work of horror filmmaking. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 67% Triple Threat (2019) There may not be a lot of depth to the script for Triple Threat but this is a film that knows what its audience is paying to see, and the film delivers on its promise of frenzied action with some of the world's best action stars. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The Truth (1960) La Vérité is a film that pushed the boundaries of its era, a scathing examination of the way in which patriarchal societies exert control over women through hypocritical moralizing. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
1.5/5 No Score Yet Trading Paint (2019) While Trading Paint doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel like Speed Kills or Gotti, it's still a woefully bland piece of familial drama set against the backdrop of a low rent racing circuit. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 52% The Hummingbird Project (2019) It's a film that boasts an exceptional cast and gets off to a blistering start before it settles into a lull that lasts until the credits roll. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 54% Yardie (2019) Yardie is a solid directorial debut from Elba, a crime drama that features shades of City of God and The Harder They Come. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4.5/5 96% Transit (2019) Transit is another harrowing masterwork by Christian Petzold and one of the best films of the year. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Brie Larson delivers a performance full of depth and nuance that will stand as one of the best in the superhero genre. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4.5/5 91% Widows (2018) People will be talking about Widows for years to come. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 84% Starman (1984) In switching up his stylistic tendencies Carpenter is able to bring more elements of his cinematic brilliance to the forefront than might be noticed in his more sensationalist films. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 39% Donnybrook (2019) The relentlessly bleak nature of Donnybrook will undoubtedly turn off a number of viewers as it's characters circle the drain of life. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/5 73% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot is lacking in one area that proves to be quite detrimental for a film with such an outlandish title - it's just not fun. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4.5/5 92% High Flying Bird (2019) This unique examination of the other side of sports stands as a great sports movie even if it's not about the game as much as "the game on top of the game." - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
2/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) You don't need a set of incredibly large eyes to see that Alita: Battle Angel is a movie rife with problems. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 89% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) All these years later Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is still a practically perfect comedy, brimming from scene to scene with outrageous behavior amidst the gorgeous scenery of the French Riviera. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 93% Police Story 2 (Ging chaat goo si juk jaap) (Police Force II) (1988) [Police Story 2] features all of the hallmarks of a great Jackie Chan film - lots of crazy action, visually clear direction, and wacky sensibility that once again sees Chan taking on the spirit of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 92% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) In Police Story, Chan is able to highlight all of his gifts as an action star, a comedic star, and as a director balancing the two. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 83% Mikey and Nicky (1976) [Mikey and Nicky] is always moving forward, building and building towards its heartbreaking climax. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/5 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) It's a smart action flick for adults, a film able to provide the basest thrills but willing to step back and let the audience contemplate whether or not it's worth it. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2 is most certainly awesome and will be one of the year's best animated films, if not just one of the year's best films. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
2/5 19% Serenity (2019) I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if at theaters nationwide there's a collective screaming of "WHAT?!?" whenever the film gets to its big twist. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 80% Obsession (1976) Obsession endures because De Palma fanatics can see the origins of the director's obsessions make their way on to the screen. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 37% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Johnny English Strikes Again isn't Rowan Atkinson's funniest work by a long shot, but the comedy legend is able to overcome a shabby script with his unique physical comedy skills and commitment to intricate gags. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 39% Close (2019) Vicky Jewson doesn't try to reinvent the action genre, but instead opts to deliver a fun, entertaining film and pulls it off for the most part. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
0.5/5 No Score Yet Speed Kills (2018) What in the hell is going on with John Travolta? - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 90% Fyre (2019) Watching Fyre is like watching a disaster movie without special effects. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
5/5 67% Vice (2018) Through the examination of one man's life, Vice examines decades of political action that led us to the point we're in right now. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3.5/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) It's amazing how well a Transformers movie can work when liberated from the worst excessive tendencies of Michael Bay. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4.5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) It's funny and sad, romantic and tragic, hopeful and heartbreaking, and always brimming with empathy. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/5 84% The Quake (Skjelvet) (2018) There's not enough moving and shaking within The Quake to make it worth your time. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3.5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) After a long wait, Mary Poppins has returned and she brought the magic with her once again. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2.5/5 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) While the scenes with Fred Savage are absolutely hilarious, they're not enough to warrant a recommendation for a neutered version of Deadpool 2. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Sitting through Aquaman I had that feeling that I was watching a bad movie, but by the time the end credits rolled I had to accept the fact that I was consistently entertained and never bored by James Wan's crazy blockbuster. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/5 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Don Siegel's lean, efficient masterwork of paranoia has never looked better thanks to a gorgeous restoration that vividly brings the black and white terror to your home. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Even the most inane, saccharine pop song has more to say than Vox Lux. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3.5/5 82% Valley Girl (1983) The core of the film is universal, the struggle of fitting in with your friends and finding that first spark of love. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018