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 Review
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 74% 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 93% 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 59% 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 91% 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 89% 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 82% 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 72% 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 86% 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 21% 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 36% 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 38% 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 88% Fyre (2019) Watching Fyre is like watching a disaster movie without special effects. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
5/5 66% 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 93% 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 94% 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 81% 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 78% 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 53% 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 60% 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
2.5/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Mile 22 had all the ingredients to be an absurdly entertaining B-movie and yet it falls short of those modest expectations because it takes itself way too seriously and fails to deliver the most basest thrills. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) At a time when superheroes are everywhere and many people have become jaded to the tales of costumed heroism, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse explodes onto the screen with a new lively take on the character and the genre. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
3/5 34% Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) Despite its various issues there's one thing about Rambo: First Blood Part II that trumps everything else - it's a whole lotta fun. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
1.5/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) As I sat in the theater watching this lifeless would-be franchise starter there was only one question swirling around my mind: Who is this for? - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 88% First Blood (1982) There's no trace of the Rambo that would become the symbol of American militaristic excess of the '80s in First Blood. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4.5/5 96% Roma (2018) Having only watched Roma once, I'm not quite ready to declare it an all-out masterpiece, but it is a powerful, emotionally resonant work of cinema. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) Even though this is a period piece about a royal struggle, it's themes of scheming to gain the favor of a mentally unstable leader still ring true today. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
2/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The Crimes of Grindelwald has the unique distinction of a being a movie that is absolutely overstuffed with characters and plot lines yet nothing actually happens. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) This is a sequel that expands the concept from the first film in fun and inventive ways delivering plenty of laughs along the way. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4.5/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) More so than usual, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs sees the Coen Brothers toying with audience expectations, resulting in a film that is all over the map and always completely unpredictable. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3.5/5 90% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) Bloom's film is an illuminating documentary, well-crafted and timely, but what often stands out about the film is what it doesn't feel the need to say aloud. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
4/5 94% CAM (2018) In what has shaped up to be a great year for horror, Cam stands near the top of the year's best. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Time Freak (2018) Time Freak is so close to cleverly playing within the more troubling aspects of its story that it becomes disappointing when it completely punts on confronting these issues. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
4/5 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Don't Think Twice runs you through a gamut of emotions without any bitterness, only earnestness. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) It may not boldly go where no one has gone before, but Star Trek Beyond recaptures the essence that some were feared lost, a hopeful and optimistic tale full of adventure and fun. It's not perfect, but it feels necessary. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3/5 95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Overpopulation may have diluted the effects of zombies, but as long as filmmakers with the prowess of Sang-ho can make entertaining movies, zombies don't have to be so damn boring. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 83% Equity (2016) It's not always great or pretty, but Equity packs a socially conscious punch. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) The ballyhooed reunion of Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass fails to live up to expectations as Jason Bourne lacks the punch of their previous collaborations. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 88% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) No matter what events are unfolding in the story before you, the images alone of Belladonna of Sadness necessitate your attention. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
1.5/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) There's probably more scenes in slow motion in Bad Moms than in The Matrix. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 94% Blood Simple (1984) From their very first feature, the Coen Brothers already had their brilliance firmly in place. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 90% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) This is a movie that overflows with heart and soul, a triumphant work of overcoming obstacles. - FanboyNation.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018