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 The Player
Lowest review score: 0 Darkness Falls
Score distribution:
1631 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Hilarious…The joy of Beetlejuice is its completely bizarre -- but perfectly realized -- view of the world, a la Gary Larson's "The Far Side," or "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." [1 Apr 1988]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Fabulously kinetic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    The film's not only funny and weird, it's oddly poignant. I miss Hedwig already.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A guaranteed pleasure for anyone who ever loved pop music, owned a record collection or suffered in love
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Awash in heart-rending emotions and gorgeous images, this is a movie to lose yourself in.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    It's a great pleasure that -- we get to ponder one of the most involving psychological mysteries in recent memory.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    An extraordinary film ... that's impossible to dismiss or leave unmoved.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A great American picture, full of incredible images and lasting moments.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A jarring, mesmerizing documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A rare commodity. It's brilliant and a guilty pleasure. A subtle damning of things Hollywood, Robert Altman's seriocomedy slices its target with a thousand, imperceptible razor cuts.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Brilliant and brutal, funny and exhilarating, jaw-droppingly cruel and disarmingly sweet...To watch this movie (whose 2 1/2 hours speed by unnoticed) is to experience a near-assault of creativity.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    You believe in everything.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    One of the most startling, grittily brilliant films in recent years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Something to treasure: a thriller whose style, structure and rhythms are so integrated with the story, you cannot separate them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    This movie is great in any version...I don't miss what has been cut from the new version. The overall effect is so beautifully wrought, a few details aren't going to bring things crashing down.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    The most eloquent and exacting vision of the war to date... Inspired with technique rather than overblown with it, Kubrick, the filmmaker's filmmaker, lays one on you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A movie that appeals to the eye, mind, heart and funny bone; that's a pretty good quadruple for any movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Through this miasma of pain and suffering, love may not flicker more strongly than a dim lamp. But it's the only beacon to consider. Can Barry find his? Thanks to Anderson's assured picture, a symphony of cinematic textures, that disarmingly simple question becomes incredibly compelling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    May not be the first movie to examine the creative process. But it's the most playfully brilliant.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    With its deft intercutting of place and time, the film creates a powerful sense of mysticism and fate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Doesn't need the passage of time to become a classic. It's one already.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Eastwood's elegantly directed Mystic River, a deeply textured drama in which the sins (or perceived sins) of the past weigh heavily on the present.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    By the end, you realize you've seen an extraordinary movie, easily one of the best of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Isn't just a fabulous seagoing spectacle. It's one for the ages.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    An extraordinary and brilliant (and almost wordless) film that takes us above ground and below it, up in the air and deep below water, to follow its conundrum of a story.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    This movie is not only a thrilling experience, it closes the book on a truly satisfying trilogy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    It is sheer brilliance and testament to the vitality of an old master.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    You emerge from this experience rather like a returning U-boat crewman -- drained, blinking in the light, but oddly triumphant. [Director's cut]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    If you want to sample the sheer bouquet of great acting, you could get drunk on this movie.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Manchurian, with its fatalistic, dreamlike quality, comprises two of [Frankenheimer's] finest hours. [Re-release]

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