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 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 About Schmidt
Lowest review score: 0 Darkness Falls
Score distribution:
1,631 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Enormously entertaining.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Cuts a path directly to the heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Demonstrates what writer-director Levinson does best: evoke the sights, smells and atmosphere of his youth with intelligence, humor and a keen sense of social perspective.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    An understated, hypnotic stroke of brilliance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The 11-year-old Osment evokes the boy's terror and awful predicament so memorably, you'll never forget him.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Unabashed, streamlined entertainment, and you won't hate yourself in the morning for liking it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Lilya's struggle to make a life for herself is both heartbreaking and heart-stirring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Truly a movie for world audiences with a message that's devastatingly subtle.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Costner (with Michael Blake's screenplay) creates a vision so childlike, so willfully romantic, it's hard to put up a fight.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    One of the great movie satires. And if it isn't the funniest rock spoof ever made, it certainly shares the title with "The Rutles."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Director Van Sant, who made the lyrical "Mala Noche," "Drugstore Cowboy" and "My Own Private Idaho," returns to his favorite hunting ground -- the subworlds of grimy, poetic lost boys -- and pulls us right in
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The sexiest movie of the year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    So full of pep you can't help surrendering to its creative energy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Steers refreshingly clear of the usual cliches. Character takes the wheel and dictates the action, not the other way around.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    This film explores what low-budget films do best: the quirkiness of character, and slightly off-kilter comedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    I don't pretend to understand a darned thing about Jean-Luc Godard's In Praise of Love...But it's undeniably powerful and, if you're up for the experience, exhilarating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Guilty, deftly orchestrated fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A beautifully textured, disarmingly simple movie about romantic devotion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    It's a magnificent comic experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Magnificently nonchalant about its magic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    This is the Mickey Mouse factory at its finest, with inventive animation, stirring music and a pride of inspired, almost-human animals.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Watch this film. You may never look at nature indifferently again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Rushmore is an almost indefinable genre of its own. A comedy with a menacing edge? An ironic romance? Hard to call.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    If the scope of the film feels small, Girl With a Pearl Earring fills that scope to bursting with subtle glory. It takes things as far as they can -- and should -- go.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Richard Linklater's satirical take on high school life in the 1970s is not only funny and entertaining. It's practically a historic document of life during the smiley-face button era.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A smart cartoon about the life of the mind. It's about the fuzzy border between dreaming and living. It's thoughtful, provocative, liberating and fun.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    To appreciate the movie, you have to be okay with vampire violence. I don't mean subtle little nips at the neck and, ooooh, it's directed by Werner Herzog.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Exults in the hard-riding romanticism of classic Westerns, but it takes revisionist stock too. It dismounts at places usually left in the dust -- the oppressed lot of women, the loneliness of untended children, adult illiteracy and the horrible last moments of the dying.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A smart, restrained entertainment, it doesn't splash around in blood and hysteria. It doesn't have to.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    On one level, Yi Yi is classic soap opera, with a suicide attempt, a wedding ceremony, even a brutal 11 o'clock news murder, all in the mix. But Yang's direction is so admirably restrained, it lends rich heft to everything.

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