Desson Thomson

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For 1,631 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Ten Canoes
Lowest review score: 0 Enough
Score distribution:
1631 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Its long-winded denouement, in which Grazia runs away rather than be sent to an institution, doesn't bring the story full circle. It just extends it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Far too slick and manufactured to claim street credibility.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Uninspired baseball romance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    I'd recommend you actively or passively forget this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    While director Aronofsky pistol-whips your attention with his style, the characters (mostly relegated to human mannequins in Aronofsky's visual schemes) suffer big time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Could have been a sensation if a director with a smidgen of moviemaking instinct had taken the helm.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    There doesn't seem to be much purpose to it except a half-baked notion that the histrionics of the mentally insane (or a moviemaker's idea therein) are eminently cinematic. They aren't.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Has so little going for it, you wonder if you've missed something.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    A secondhand action movie that retreads all the tired staples of the 1980s and '90s.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Kids who love Pokemon movies are no doubt going to see this movie, and they'll have a blast watching it. Very soon they will become older and more sensible and understand how terrible these movies are.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Has its moments. In fact, it has too many of them. At 2 hours and 20 minutes and with enough characters to take up a few floors at a big hotel, it feels about an act too long.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    After introducing a provocative opening, the movie settles in for some pretty cheap scare effects, as well as by-the-numbers computer graphic imagery for the actual marauder.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    It's too manufactured and deliberate to be persuasive.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Although the movie has its moments, it's a tearjerker that jerks too hard.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Equally earnest and unconvincing.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    It just doesn't work...This isn't a blend of modern and classic so much as a collision.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    That sense of fun is jackhammered into our skulls. The tongue that was so firmly in cheek last time has punctured through muscle and bone.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Sometimes in horror movies, bad acting is effective, its very woodenness contributing to the sense of robotic horror. That ain't happening here. These guys are just bad actors.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    As it stands, this movie seems to have conflicting desires: to endear itself to the audience and then repel it.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    To take Showgirls that seriously (as either trash-art or appalling pornography) wouldn't be worth the exertion.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Awash in hackneyed old-time secrets and hydrophobic metaphor, never consumes us as it should.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    A crashing letdown.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    This movie is so wearying in its mediocrity, the inappropriate Ronica almost registers as dramatic relief.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Fails because of its gratuitous rape and violence and also because of its pretentious and intellectually one-dimensional grounds, which make the violence at the end feel even worse.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Why sit through a lesser imitation, when you could just rent "Heathers" and those other movies for a far more enjoyable time? Drop-dead bitchery? Been there, done that.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    If ever there was a movie fit for permanent entombment, it's this sequel.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    It's uninspired and insipid all the way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    It's just too lost in its own presumed self-enchantment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    This movie may appeal to the youthful, midnight-madness crowd, but there isn't enough in it to bestow it with classic B-movie glory.

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