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 Chicken Run
Lowest review score: 0 Enough
Score distribution:
1634 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Even Thompson, the one you look forward to watching, is disappointing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Playful as it is, Clare Peploe's adaptation of Pierre Marivaux's romantic comedy coughs and sputters on its own postmodern conceit.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    A heartfelt but eccentric, pseudo-documentary tribute to his sister Maria.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Director and co-writer James Marsh clearly thinks he has made a grim and telling satire about fundamentalist hypocrisy. But he and co-writer Milo Addica display such contempt for their characters and religious conviction in general, they reduce everything to one-note banality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Isn't much more than another conveyer-belt romantic comedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    Nelson certainly passes muster for sincerity but, unfortunately, his movie doesn't have the same clear-cut quality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    Despite drawing from one of the most powerful and true stories from the Cold War, K-19 is only moderately moving.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Left-wing filmmaker's attempt to call foul on megamedia owner Murdoch's exclamation-point news network.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    All credit to Carrey, whose one-man performance is almost enough to redeem the movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Although it has moments of charm and poignancy -- this is one of Glenn Close's best hours -- the scheme and scope of the movie are just too darned obvious.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    A violence-intoxicated, far-fetched, morally corrupt drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    A movie that clearly aims to be a cool, picturesque modern film noir becomes another moody banality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    May
    In visual terms, it's clear McKee has a talent for moviemaking...But he's going to need better stories than this.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    A great director's losing battle against a goofy script.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    Has its creepy moments, but also its cliches.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Amid the violence, the one-liners ring out. Nobody speaks for real. It's as if they all know they're in a movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Aims for the fun and sensation of being inside a video game, but not a whole lot more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Actually, any fun you might encounter in Recall can be traced, most often, to director Verhoeven, who injects some of his "Robocop" camp into this mega-dumb project.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    Ejiofor was a revelation in "Dirty Pretty Things" as a Nigerian doctor forced to live illegally in London. Though he's charismatic as the husky-voiced Simon, he never transcends the movie's pandering agenda.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Cornish provides a counterbalance for Ledger's authoritative presence, turning what could have been just another heroin movie into a flawed but engrossing parable on love and sacrifice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    A movie that jumps between two worlds can be a powerful experience, as any fan of "The Wizard of Oz," "Back to the Future" or "The Terminator" can tell you. But this phoned-in epic is simply a celebration of the inauthentic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    There are no dramatic peaks and valleys in this story line, just a uniform, dramatic flatness.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    Zellweger is certainly likable as Beatrix, but as an upper-class English lady of a century ago, she enunciates her words as if sucking a lemon -- you almost start to wonder if you've stumbled into a satire of "Masterpiece Theatre."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Even by its own dark standards, the movie's conclusion is as dramatically dissatisfying as it is disturbing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    The film should at least be wise and three-dimensional enough to see Ann's motivations as a source of mystery as much as heroic self-empowerment. This one-dimensional ennoblement doesn't sit quite right.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Of all ironies, "Strangers" occasionally takes a step in the direction of the after-school specials it's trying to twit; you'll catch it trying to make you feel warm and fuzzy about Jerri.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    A leisurely paced, subtly funny, though verbally crude chamber piece.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    Unfortunately, screenwriter Sam Catlin and director Danny Leiner make the unexpected mistake of being too subtle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    Moderately pleasing adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novella.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    The movie may steal a base here and there, but there are no homers.

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