Desson Thomson

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For 1,673 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Mystic River
Lowest review score: 0 American Outlaws
Score distribution:
1673 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The mawkishness is ultimately too formidable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    It doesn't help matters that The Libertine seems to unload every olde English cliche on file.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    May be ambitious in its genre-defying abandon, sideswiping science fiction, satire, film noir and melodrama along the way, but it's also exasperatingly convoluted, self-amused and politically sophomoric.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 37 Desson Thomson
    Slickers II is grounds for a stampede -- away from the theater.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Feels patently inauthentic.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The film oozes sentimentality, soap-opera bathos and clumsy cribbings from the Frank Capra book of small-town values. Those are its good points.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Never did sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll seem more shopworn and routine.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The movie doesn't have the energy to be truly horrible. It's too muted and enervated. But it's a somewhat tedious thing to sit through.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    But by the end of the movie -- which seems to last longer than the Crusades -- all the good stuff has dissipated.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Between them, Clooney and Kidman would still need a third party to work up a personality. In fairness to both, they aren't given much to work with.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The script's a plodder, and the acting's unbearably stilted. The movie's intentions are like the starry constellations that inspire the eponymous hero: out of reach.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    If ever there was a movie fit for permanent entombment, it's this sequel.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    Cut-and-dried sci-fi thriller.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    An insipid potboiler set against the far more enticing surf and sand of Oahu's North Shore.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Nothing more, or less, than a cheap, dirty grab at our Christmas spirit.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Stumbles right out of the gate and never regains its footing. It's sad to see a gifted comedian like Janeane Garofalo trying, but failing, to anchor this mediocre affair.
    • Washington Post
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    By introducing silly elements into a serious endeavor, the filmmakers undercut their own movie. In the end, we're watching a somewhat exploitative movie about exploitation.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    A serious been-there-done-that number.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    A cold, protracted and unemotional affair.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Only reason to watch this: the grisly reward Irving receives for being in this picture.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The result: an empty comedy that takes hackneyed potshots at consumerism.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    A galactic slump of a movie that stuffs its travel bag with special effects but forgets to pack the charm.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    It needs a wooden stake AND a silver bullet through its script.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Desson Thomson
    Such a bizarre movie that it has completely occupied my thinking for days. Not because it's a good movie, mind you. It's more like the equivalent of a botched tooth extraction with a coat hanger. Some bloody shard remains stuck in an inflamed, fleshy part of my psyche, and it's going to take some serious tugging and tearing to root it out.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Dismal. Lame. Not funny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    It's uninspired and insipid all the way.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Lacks that outrageous effrontery that might have socked it to its intended audience.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    This movie is so wearying in its mediocrity, the inappropriate Ronica almost registers as dramatic relief.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Desson Thomson
    Don't even rent the DVD, it'll only encourage them.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    That mind-bending, mystical business was better handled in such films as 1990's "Jacob's Ladder."

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