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 Team America: World Police
Lowest review score: 0 200 Cigarettes
Score distribution:
1,631 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)
    • 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
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A sophisticatedly sappy masterpiece that bucked the prevailing Hollywood vision of aliens as nasty invaders and recast them as friendly collectibles for children.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    Superbly conceived anti-biopic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Without hesitation, I hand the comic award to Smith. She plays a pinched guest known as Constance, Countess of Trentham, to such a hilarious tee, her tee runneth over.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A jarring, mesmerizing documentary.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    To watch "Lives" is not just to enjoy a fabulously constructed timepiece; it's to appreciate a deft cautionary tale.