Desson Thomson

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For 1,657 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Damned United
Lowest review score: 0 200 Cigarettes
Score distribution:
1657 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    The stranger and more unusual the characters, and the less they're explained, the better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Moore provides a rather rambling discourse of causality, which includes racism, white flight and Africanized bees.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Beautifully filmed and very atmospheric in terms of evoking the sights and sounds of modern-day Beijing, this Chinese movie suffers a flat tire about halfway through.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    This ensemble comedy has its inventively funny moments. But ultimately, it gets a little too cute for its own good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    In the end, what started off as playful becomes tedious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Sad, sobering film.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    An easy-on-the-sensibilities family film, Eddie Murphy practically assumes the easygoing manner of Mister Rogers, a character he used to wickedly lampoon on "Saturday Night Live."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    The movie is visually stirring. And the locations, in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, imbue the story with eerie authenticity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    The acting is occasionally creakily theatrical; as is the script. But some important things come through.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Its strength is the documentary-textured depiction of Native Americans in their social environment. Its weakness is a story that's a patchy combination of soap opera, low-tech magic realism and, at times, ploddingly sociological commentary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    A well-mounted, macabre seriocomedy with passing punchlines. And for about half the movie, it's compelling stuff.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    It yields surprisingly unspectacular results.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    It's a pleasant movie, written with care for the characters. But as the film's title suggests, scriptwriter Mark Andrus has made too obvious and clunky a metaphor of George's house.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    There's nothing beyond the bloodshed and gallows humor, just intellectually secondhand implications about materialism, conformity and misogyny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    You're hard-pressed to dislike the film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Ultimately, the movie's biggest crime is its inability to convey the delicate, damaged texture of Kahlo's life, but also the triumph of her will over intimidating defeat.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Surely it will not be giving things away to tell you there's absolutely nothing new about the latest episode.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    This movie should have blown us out of the water. Instead we catch ourselves occasionally thinking the unpardonable thought: "OK, sink already."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Like the mysterious, bound package Goodman gives Turturro (the contents are never revealed), the Coens isolate a small area of interest, bind it with psycho-atmospheric finesse, then wait for something significant to emerge. Even after a second viewing of this movie, it doesn't.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    If you're a fan of Witherspoon, this movie was produced, shot, edited and distributed entirely for you.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    The direction has a fluid, no-nonsense authority, and the performances by Harris, Phifer and Cam'ron seal the deal.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Doesn't connect with its audience in the one place that matters most: the heart.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Castro remains the star of the show. You can't stop watching him.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    It suffers from a dreary middle section. Great movie, mediocre script.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Even by its own dark standards, the movie's conclusion is as dramatically dissatisfying as it is disturbing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    The suspense and technical wizardry are the only reason to watch Jurassic Park. In a summer movie, that's more than enough, of course. But screenwriter Michael Crichton, adapting his popular novel with David Koepp, slashes almost everything that made the book an entertaining read.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Nothing more or less than a moneymaking encore. The story is functional. The performers assume their marks with almost flippant ease.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    May
    In visual terms, it's clear McKee has a talent for moviemaking...But he's going to need better stories than this.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Aims for the fun and sensation of being inside a video game, but not a whole lot more.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Not about good storytelling, but it knows to turn up the volume, cut to dizzying closeups of driver's eyes as they negotiate dangerous bends and indulge its audience in the soul slaps, fanny grabs and head nods that govern this racing lifestyle.

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