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 63% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise provides a pulpy adventure that delights and entertains throughout. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
4/5 49% Old (2021) Old is the best combination of script and direction that Shyamalan has delivered since Unbreakable. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/5 74% Cruella (2021) Cruella is glossy enough to catch your eye, but there's nothing under that sheen that sticks with you. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
3.5/5 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) If this film were tightened up, it would've been absolutely great. As it stands, Army of the Dead is merely good. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
3/5 66% Wrath of Man (2021) It's neither a triumph nor a disaster. In other words, Wrath of Man is a Guy Ritchie movie. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
4.5/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) The Mitchells vs. the Machines doesn't just deliver eye-popping action and big laughs, it's also got a big heart. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
3.5/5 83% Boys from County Hell (2020) Boys From County Hell gave me everything I wanted from an Irish vampire movie - plenty of ghastly death scenes oozing with gore and plenty of profane laughs. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
2.5/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) In a lot of ways it feels like a long lost '90s movie with its wobbly plotting, underwhelming effects, and comically bad acting. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
3.5/5 85% Tiny Tim: King for a Day (2021) It's a fascinating biography that takes the viewer beyond Tiny Tim's unique aesthetics and into the heart and soul of the man. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
2/5 21% Thunder Force (2021) It's modestly amusing at times but it goes through you like junk food. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
5/5 77% Bad Trip (2020) The genius of Bad Trip isn't that it completely rewrites the rules of the prank movie, but that it takes the established form and pushes it new limits. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
4.5/5 84% Nobody (2021) When the smoke has cleared and the broken bones are set, Nobody will stick with you as the kind of thrill ride a good action flick should be. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
4/5 97% Slaxx (2020) This is a collision of art and trash, of smart and stupid. It's a perfect fit. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
4/5 69% Happily (2021) Happily is the kind of movie that is just daring you to guess where everything is going - only you will never ever get it right. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
2/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Years of tweets have brought us a superhero movie that is kinda different than before but mostly similar and very long so it turns out hashtag ReleaseTheSnyderCut worked and PLEASE DON'T KILL BECAUSE I DIDN'T LIKE YOUR MOVIE. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
3.5/5 49% Coming 2 America (2021) It took more than 30 years but Coming 2 America takes us back to Zamunda and it's an absolutely delightful return. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
2/5 37% Cherry (2021) With Cherry, the Russo Brothers fail to rein in the overstuffed narrative nor do they deliver any impactful moments of action or character. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
2.5/5 45% Fatale (2020) Fatale just isn't sexy or sleazy enough to be truly captivating. Instead, Fatale basically lives down to its premise as nothing more than a Fatal Attraction knockoff. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
4/5 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Raya and the Last Dragon is an absolutely dazzling visual feast of animated brilliance. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
2/5 31% Tom & Jerry (2020) There's actually a good Tom and Jerry movie buried in here, but the flat, indifferent filmmaking on display eventually buries all of the film's potential. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
4.5/5 94% Nomadland (2021) Hit the road with Nomadland. It's a journey you won't forget any time soon. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
4.5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) We need films like Judas and the Black Messiah to remind us where our country has fallen tragically short so we don't idealize a fictitious past. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
5/5 95% The Sparks Brothers (2021) As someone wiser than myself once said, talent is an asset and The Sparks Brothers certainly have it. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
73% The Blues Brothers (1980) Not only is it the first SNL movie, The Blues Brothers is the best (the only other ones of discernable quality are Wayne's World and MacGruber) of the SNL crop. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
2.5/5 82% Mank (2020) In the end, Mank, like the writer it's about, merely stands in the large, looming shadow of Citizen Kane. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
4/5 96% Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020) Crock of Gold is a marvelously crafted work non-fiction storytelling, a moving portrait of a self-destructive poet. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
4/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) One thing I know for certain, Rudy Giuliani is about to have a long weekend. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3.5/5 90% Belushi (2020) It's a crisp, well-presented biography that goes deeper than just the surface, but not deep enough to leave the viewer fully sated. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
5/5 98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) American Utopia is such a fresh, vibrant, and hopeful display of artistry, a balm for the soul when it feels like despair is in abundance. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The Trial of the Chicago 7 mostly plays to Sorkin's strengths as writer, and sees him making great leaps forward as director. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
5/5 92% The Elephant Man (1980) With The Elephant Man, Lynch asserts his unique brand of empathetic storytelling - one that always balances the light with the dark, the good with the evil. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
3.5/5 99% Totally Under Control (2020) Watching this documentary is like revisiting a nightmare while you're still asleep, it's terrifying and doesn't seem real but you can't see beyond it because you're still in it. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
2.5/5 73% Mulan (2020) Mulan is a mixed bag that does some things incredibly well but most of the film occupies the middle of the road. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Utilizing a diverse cast of talented actors and Iannucci displaying the best technical direction of his career to date, The Personal History of David Copperfield is not a stuffy Dickens adaptation but a lively celebration of the author's work. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Bill & Ted Face the Music proves itself worth the long wait as a thoughtful, thoroughly funny sequel that fits in perfectly with its most excellent predecessors. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 48% Unhinged (2020) It simply delivers the kind of schlocky thrills you'd want out of a road rage thriller. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/5 71% The One and Only Ivan (2020) The One and Only Ivan isn't a particularly original tale featuring talking animals with celebrity voices, but what the film lacks in originality it more than makes up for in effectiveness. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
3/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) In an era where blockbuster filmmaking leans towards the safe, predictable, and easily marketable, The Old Guard at least attempts to do something different with its broad canvas. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
4.5/5 95% Palm Springs (2020) Though made before our collective nightmare, Palm Springs is the movie for our hellish moment and one of the best movies of this absolutely bizarre year. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
2.5/5 94% John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) Unfortunately, this great American doesn't get to be the subject of a great movie as John Lewis: Good Trouble is a scattershot work of biographical filmmaking. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
5/5 97% Hamilton (2020) Will the biggest hit musical of 2015 still work in 2020? It should because Hamilton is a rousing work of art, a musical brimming with wit and history that captures the ideals and contradictions of America and its fallible founders. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
3/5 48% My Spy (2020) Dave Bautista saves My Spy from being just another generic odd pairing action movie. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
1/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) It contains a formula which spells death for any cinematic comedy -repetitive, predictable, and overlong. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
3.5/5 75% Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019) The documentary is a fascinating portrait of despicable man even if it feels incomplete because the depths of Cohn's ruthlessness and contradictions can't fully be condensed into a hundred-minute package. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Da 5 Bloods is Spike Lee's latest masterpiece, a darkly comedic, violent, and somewhat cathartic journey through the dark heart of America's militaristic failings. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/5 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) The King of Staten Island isn't the funniest film that Judd Apatow has directed but it is his most emotionally resonant. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) The combination of the majestic scenery and the impeccably prepared food might make one feel a tinge of sadness for the pre-coronavirus world but that's overshadowed by spending time with these two friends once again. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
4/5 93% Hush (2016) It may not have the most original of premises, but Hush makes up for it as a sharp, tense horror-thriller featuring two striking lead performances and marvelous execution. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 93% Polyester (1981) Polyester is the start of a turning point in John Waters' career, the start of this radical outsider entering the mainstream. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
5/5 94% Cluny Brown (1946) Within the frames of Cluny Brown you can see so clearly why Lubitsch was revered in his day and why his legacy carries on as it's a film overflowing with heart, humor, and intelligence. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019