Desson Thomson

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For 1,646 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Dead Ringers
Lowest review score: 0 Crossroads
Score distribution:
1646 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Williams is hardly at his comically inventive best. And the script (adapted by Chris Van Allsburg, and a string of others, from his book) pursues the least exciting avenues possible.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    A violence-intoxicated, far-fetched, morally corrupt drama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Strikes an unsatisfying balance between serious romantic texture and outright farce.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    At what point in the movie is it too late to ask for your money back?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Nothing like the sight of thousands of scuttling, hideous, practically indestructible insects crawling up the sides of a fortress, hellbent on destroying the human race. As they keep coming and coming, they’re the only things in this movie earning your money.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    You are allowed to come up with a monster we haven't seen before.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    The film amounts to a harsh and perpetual assault on viewers' sensibilities -- not only because of its violence but because of its overall bleakness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Flagging energy isn't the only issue here; Ford has become enslaved in his own cliches.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    An overextended, episodic disappointment.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Overwritten, overextended and clunkily symbolic
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    The movie’s disappointingly straightforward, with no discernible flair.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    I can only bestow this adaptation of Joanne Harris's bestselling novel with such faint praise as "pleasant" and "mildly disarming."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Tries -- and fails -- to evoke that whoa-did-this-really-happen edge.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Although the movie has a few interesting twists and turns, its mind-versus-mind conceit devolves into a mundane warden-versus-inmate conclusion.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    CQ
    A charming, spirited movie for cinephiles, or those who aspire to be. It's the kind of movie every kid in film school wanted to make but didn't have the father to produce.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Although it has moments of charm and poignancy -- this is one of Glenn Close's best hours -- the scheme and scope of the movie are just too darned obvious.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Though Philip Haas's digitally shot film has the firsthand immediacy of such nonfictional docs as "Iraq in Fragments" and "Gunner Palace," its dramatic template feels disappointingly secondhand.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Unfortunately, apart from Downey's convincing contribution, the movie feels too contrived, stagy and inorganic to draw any pleasure.

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