Desson Thomson

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For 1,634 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 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Manchurian Candidate
Lowest review score: 0 The Punisher
Score distribution:
1634 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Brings kinetic, stylistic and even sexy dimension to the Bram Stoker legend.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    In keeping with the Smith rules, the movie is irreverent, self-referential, twisted, cheap and tasteless. And, of course, I mean that as the highest compliment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    What's truly surprising about Happy Feet is not its giddily brilliant entertainment, its intimate knowledge of the culture or its toe-tapping music. It's how commonplace these qualities have become in computer-animated movies… Happy Feet may be just one of the crowd, but what a great crowd it is.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The real importance of "Earnest" is the thrill of brilliant repartee. And as we laugh, an amazing thing happens: Oscar Wilde comes alive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Desson Thomson
    If he had to die so soon, this movie is the best and most appropriate sendoff Lee could have hoped for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Desson Thomson
    Appealingly, the movie has a certain lightness -- like the aforementioned butterfly -- which makes its foreboding qualities surprisingly user-friendly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A gee-wonderful virtual visit to the arid orb, which uses ingenious technical sleight of hand to -- let's face it -- fake it beautifully.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Treat this project as you would a safari: It has its slow parts but the wildlife makes it worthwhile.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Wonderfully silly all the time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    No matter what is going on in the story, these star-crossed lovers are always fascinating to watch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    There are extremely touching moments between Jesse and mystical Randolph, who seems to understand just about everything; and, more tellingly, between Jesse and mechanic Jim.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A museum piece, something to be enjoyed for its historical value.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Extraordinarily poetic, suspenseful film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Elle fans will likely ignore the narrative shortcomings in favor of a well-loved character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The Batblast of the summer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A film that's tender and disarming for its intimate honesty. It's also deeply refreshing to see a movie that dares to explore sexuality among mature characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The cast, all classically trained on the stage, is simply commanding.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Corbijn makes us achingly aware of the singer's talent, the haunting poetry of his songs and how, living in the gloomy culture he did, his passing was virtually inevitable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A sort of romance noir -- spruced up in pressed white linens -- this British-made film is elegant, uncompromising and oh-so- veddy nasty.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Although the movie -- falls occasional prey to pretension, it's a classic guilty pleasure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Kitano the filmmaker makes sure that everything is beautiful, from the wonderful colors and passing tableaux to the intricate fighting choreography. This blind swordsman, you realize, has vision to spare.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This is the kind of sophisticated and pleasurable movie you dream of seeing from France.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Diabolically amusing without plunging into the Mel Brooks zone, and it's smart without being pedantic. And it's genuinely scary at times.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It is a fascinating dance between style and substance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A firepowered, blood-drenched action picture that doesn't let up.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Terrifically funny romantic comedy, is a slam-dunk for Julia Roberts, the Michael Jordan of cuteness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    What keeps the film (adapted from the late John O'Brien's harrowing semi-autobiographical book) from being completely unbearable are the extraordinary performances.

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