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 The Player
Lowest review score: 0 The Punisher
Score distribution:
1,631 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Not since the 1972 'Cabaret' has there been a movie musical this stirring, intelligent and exciting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Its mixture of wisdom and whimsy -- exemplified by the movie's unnamed and occasionally cheeky narrator -- makes this Australian movie feel as timeless as it is timely. And instead of feeling dutifully cultural as we immerse ourselves in this story, we're genuinely intrigued, touched and even amused.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Every moment of the way, there is a delectable sense of subtle menace and, at the center of it all, Huppert's haunting expression, part sphinx, part grace and maybe part scary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Cronenberg's deeper purpose is to pull audiences into an affecting, powerful story about right and wrong.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    An extraordinary piece of electronic history. And a riveting movie
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A sobering reflection on our culture's attitude toward violence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    There's an extra dimension here, not present in the other comedies. Not only is the material amusing, it's charmingly engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Mulholland Drive is an extended mood opera, if you want to put an arty label on incoherence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    It's more than a detailed account of one man's petty vindictiveness in a bygone era. It's about how our hatred can consume us so deeply that we lose sight of everything.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Not only gives us a superb new cast of believable characters, it transcends its own genre. Only superficially a teen comedy, the movie redounds with postmodern -- but emotionally genuine -- gravitas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    Screenwriter Richad Curtis (writer of the English "Blackadder" series) and director Mike Newell (who made "Enchanted April") keep things lively and entertaining; each wedding is garnished with its own distinctive mood and dramatic significance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Isn't just a fabulous seagoing spectacle. It's one for the ages.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    It avoids the compulsively calibrated storytelling of big-studio moviemaking for a slower-moving but powerfully absorbing drama.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A movie that dares you to slow down and enjoy the subtleties of life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The result is a time capsule par excellence...This is the best of times and the worst of times, African American style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    With its deft intercutting of place and time, the film creates a powerful sense of mysticism and fate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    This is a fully realized movie, whose intelligence -- despite its grim findings -- dwarfs any Hollywood production.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Probably the most engaging Potter film of the series thus far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    I love the movie's originality, its sense of macabre humor, its resourcefulness, and the great Walsh, whose memorable narration kicks off the movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The screenplay (which is credited to a small crowd: director Michael Radford, Anna Pavignano, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli and Troisi) is refreshingly witty and restrained.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Flirting With Disaster, like that Energizer Bunny, keeps on going. But in this case, the perpetual motion is a deliciously hysterical rush.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    Low-tech inventiveness at its best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Unfolds with a marvelously understated humanism.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A movie with the visual expanse of a John Ford western and the ensemble grandeur and long takes of a Robert Altman picture. The movie is definitely Chinese in content, but it exudes American style and spirit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    It's best appreciated by assuming something of a dream state ourselves and enjoying the giddy flow.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    The result is one of Almodovar's darkest films since the early days of "Law of Desire" and "Matador," and certainly one of his finest.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's as much fun to anticipate what he's (Herzog) going to say as it is to appreciate the snowy landscapes, belching volcanoes and mustachioed seals before his lens. And what could have been a conventional travelogue becomes a sort of ruminative odyssey of the mind.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A compelling, compact story about a country that was left to destroy itself while one man presided futilely over the carnage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Shows firsthand the appreciation and warmth from the musicians who worked with him.

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