Desson Thomson

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For 1,635 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 Maria Full of Grace
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil's Own
Score distribution:
1635 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A great American picture, full of incredible images and lasting moments.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Watching this masterwork allows you to return to the filmmaking sensibility of the 1960s, when epics looked like epics.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Masterfully arranged for color, texture, decor and camera fluidity, The Conformist is more like a symphonic poem than a movie. (Review of 1994 Release)
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    In this final installment of a glorious trilogy (which includes the films “Blue” and “White”) he has saved his greatest for last.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Its themes of passion, heartbreak and the inexorable passage of time are eternal.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Observed mostly from Remy's rat's-eye view, Gusteau's kitchen is a memorable world-in-miniature with its vivid old-fashioned stoves, bright, brassy pots and general air of frenzied industry; never did sliced red onions or simmering soup look so fresh and real.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    It doesn't matter how many times you see these images. They're always exciting.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Manchurian, with its fatalistic, dreamlike quality, comprises two of [Frankenheimer's] finest hours. [Re-release]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This movie -- which is equally appealing to children (those of adventurous, non-freak-outable spirit), Japanese animation (anime) fans, and any surviving acquaintances of Timothy Leary -- is so full of invention, you might want to take a breather now and then.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Brilliant and brutal, funny and exhilarating, jaw-droppingly cruel and disarmingly sweet...To watch this movie (whose 2 1/2 hours speed by unnoticed) is to experience a near-assault of creativity.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    One of the most pleasurable movies of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    This movie is not only a thrilling experience, it closes the book on a truly satisfying trilogy.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Magnificently nonchalant about its magic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    This heavy-hitting fist lands with calculated deliberation. Despite Spielberg's obviously genuine commitment, "Schindler's List" feels strangely controlled -- more than impassioned. It's officially artistic, an engineered project of pride, Little Stevie's growing-up project, rather than an organically brilliant masterpiece.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    It hasn't aged so much as triumphantly metastasized. (Review twenty years after release).
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    On one level, Yi Yi is classic soap opera, with a suicide attempt, a wedding ceremony, even a brutal 11 o'clock news murder, all in the mix. But Yang's direction is so admirably restrained, it lends rich heft to everything.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    You believe in everything.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Moolaade, in short, is a movie to rock the soul.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    For students of cool ... Le Cercle Rouge is required viewing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Mirren's finely calibrated performance reveals a complex woman coping with a bewildering world, and Blair's growing sympathy for his beleaguered monarch gradually becomes ours. This nuanced compassion may not impress the real Queen Elizabeth II, but, for us commoners, it makes for a richer experience.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    There's no doubt about the film's sheer power and taut originality.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Reveals itself detail by searing detail.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    An intriguing yarn.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    There are so many things to enjoy here.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    An extraordinary film ... that's impossible to dismiss or leave unmoved.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The more you see of Apocalypse, the more obvious its triumphs AND mistakes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    His (Tarkovsky's) pictures, and his sounds -- such as the symphonic drip of raindrops in a wooded pond -- tell more than just the immediate story; they rejuvenate the mind.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A 160 minute work of sustained brilliance and delicacy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    So full of creativity, so subversive, so alive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    It's easily the best and brightest family-friendly movie of the year.

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