For 1,629 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 higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Manchurian Candidate
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil's Own
Score distribution:
1,629 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Watching this movie, you also have to ask yourself: Just how many acts of self-inflicted finger amputations do I really want to see?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    An ambitious, experimental mess of a movie in search of something more profound.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The Wachowski brothers have rendered their chronicles into banality, as if trying to imitate the qualitative tailspin of the "Star Wars" series.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The firefighting equivalent of an Army recruitment commercial.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Awash in hackneyed old-time secrets and hydrophobic metaphor, never consumes us as it should.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    This saved-by-an-angel story is redeemed mostly by Smith's comic instincts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    There are some very funny passing lines, but the movie's too uneven to enjoy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Crash doesn't extend beyond its most immediate sensationalism. When the movie does attempt to find a theme, it slams into a brick wall of mumbo-jumbo.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    A fast-paced, twisty-turny, high-fiving, but ultimately spiraling disaster of a movie about air traffic controllers, gets lost in this hyperbolic cloud cover, never to be found again.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    This movie is a predictable, gruesome piece of business.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    As it stands, this movie seems to have conflicting desires: to endear itself to the audience and then repel it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    It tries unsuccessfully to make a wry gumshoe noir out of an overarching, cross-sectional political diagram.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The dialogue and acting are flatter than a punctured ball.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Hollywood Homicide is about murder, all right: the wholesale slaughter of anything funny, original or even vaguely logical.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    These storied 13 days feel like the Hundred Years War.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    First-time filmmaker Jordan Roberts worked on this project for years, but merely ended up with dreary cliche.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    One-dimensional archetypes, too much predictability and not enough comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Although Ryan is cannily cast against type, she doesn't bring much more than muttery incoherence and nudity to the role.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The only reason to watch this movie is for stargazing, nice shots of the sea and to revel in a world where false promises, lies and empty posturing are actively encouraged.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    This vainglorious biopic about Bobby Darin is really about what the '60s pop singer and actor means to Kevin Spacey.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Desson Thomson
    If Slater were a bigger star, this self-serving vehicle would have been a hoot, a surefire DVD attraction for any Camp Night in the living room, not to mention a shoo-in for one of the 10 worst movies of 2005.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    You can boost mediocrity a little, but you cannot raise it from the dead.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    This ethnic family sitcom thing is rapidly turning into wearisome cliche, and American Chai doesn't hold a candle to either "Beckham" or "Greek Wedding."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Saw
    But humans who live above ground, including horror fans, will find themselves only fitfully entertained and more consistently appalled.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    It's not Christmas that's being stolen here. It's the spirit of Dr. Seuss.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    An overwrought gangster fable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Penn, who also wrote the script, burdens the story with so many self-indulgent side developments that he loses emotional drive and Freddy's desperate obsession gets lost in the shuffle.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    About as funny as malaria.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Like the turtleneck cashmere sweaters and girdles that tie down these promising women, the movie is trite and trussed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Surprisingly uninvolving, the least effective of Neufeld's Clancy-based movies. Surely he was not looking for this kind of film: one that bombs literally and figuratively.