Desson Thomson

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For 1,745 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Lowest review score: 0 Encino Man
Score distribution:
1745 movie reviews
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    We're only a little spooked, only a little amused and, by extension, only a little entertained.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    If this sounds like "Tootsie" with a ball, well, it is. Screenwriter Bradley Allenstein should be hauled up in writer's court for his shameless cribbing of that far superior comedy. Someone call a foul.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    It's hard to believe the creative mind that gave us "Almost Famous," "Jerry Maguire," "Say Anything" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" looked up with satisfaction after typing 117 pages of this.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Guys, I'm telling you: Don't go to this movie! It's "Chasing Amy" with guns! You're walking into a trap! This is for fans of the holy couple, but they already know that.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    A galactic slump of a movie that stuffs its travel bag with special effects but forgets to pack the charm.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    If there's one piece of wisdom to be culled from this botched project, it's this: No one gets Carter.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Abomination of a movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    You can laugh with or without irony. Or you can simply stay away.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Proof of Life isn't a movie. It's an overpriced scrapbook.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Only reason to watch this: the grisly reward Irving receives for being in this picture.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Watching this movie, you also have to ask yourself: Just how many acts of self-inflicted finger amputations do I really want to see?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    An insipid potboiler set against the far more enticing surf and sand of Oahu's North Shore.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    They (De Niro, Burns) look good together. But what a staggering pity they chose such a nasty, hackneyed movie to demonstrate their chemistry.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Shallow Hal makes the case for restricting the Farrellys to mere gross-out movies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    With conceptual misfires like this, Lee's best work recedes even more swiftly into the past.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    It needs a wooden stake AND a silver bullet through its script.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Tries to combine humor with ghostly horror but excels at neither.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    If ever there was a case for quitting while you're behind, this "Blade" is it -- ready to be buried in a vat of garlic.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    The movie that Disney uses to explore this premise drips with so much corporate good-neighbor syrup, you might want to wear something waterproof. And Penn's performance is, at best, ripe for discussion.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    A disaster of a drama, saved only by its winged assailants. You know a picture's in trouble when you find yourself rooting for humankind to lose.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    There's something so familiar and commonplace about this story and its characters...it's hard to get particularly thrilled.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Evolution is bad. How bad? Who cares? Do you ask how hot the fire is before running out of a burning building? No, you just run for safety.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Possibly the worst thug-life flick to be released in the past 72 hours, this movie sags under the weight of the bling-bling cliches strung around its headless neck.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    A fast-paced, twisty-turny, high-fiving, but ultimately spiraling disaster of a movie about air traffic controllers, gets lost in this hyperbolic cloud cover, never to be found again.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Drowning in uncharted waters and way off-center in any world.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Stumbles right out of the gate and never regains its footing. It's sad to see a gifted comedian like Janeane Garofalo trying, but failing, to anchor this mediocre affair.
    • Washington Post
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    The story moves so slowly and obviously, you don't even need to be in the theater very much (or your living room when the video comes out) to follow it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Intentionally defies categorization and explication.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Nothing more, or less, than a cheap, dirty grab at our Christmas spirit.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    It's a diatribe from beginning to end.

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