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 Das Boot
Lowest review score: 0 The Punisher
Score distribution:
1,631 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    An extremely affecting experience, down to the last agonizing moment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    There's another satisfying benefit to Everlasting Moments. It's gloriously absent of the hyper-speed anxiety that passes for storytelling on our multiplex screens.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This is a charmfest of a movie, for bird lovers and non-bird lovers alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A heartbreaker, plain and simple.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It'll keep you amused enough to sit still and even remember it fondly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    Speaking of jail, "Shawshank"-the-movie seems to last about half a life sentence. The story, chiefly about the 20-year friendship between Freeman and Robbins, becomes incarcerated in its own labyrinthine sentimentality.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Just about everything you ever loved (or hated) about Italian films can be found.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's the moviegoing equivalent of great eating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Director Pascale Ferran makes this a sort of opera of two bodies, as the characters discover not only each other but themselves. And the French filmmaker cannily turns their corporeal discoveries into a moral mission, two desperately lonely souls crying for spiritual freedom in a world of moral constriction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    For all its visual delights, however, Coraline remains more an engaging spectacle than a connective drama. That is chiefly because of the writing. Director-writer Henry Selick doesn't reach for the kind of universality that would enrich the movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    There is no evidence of life outside the immediate world of the movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    The movie leaves us with greater things to contemplate than a mere tragedy of errors.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    You're exhilarated from beginning to end.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    Compelling, if sometimes grittily depressing, viewing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Spielberg takes assured control. In his hands, Minority Report is a classy, chilly quasi-Hitchcockian affair.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A delightful, wholesome experience for the family.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    You realize this is a story about the life beyond this movie, about the great changes in life we never give ourselves time to consider. And for a moviegoing experience, that's a lot of bang for your buck.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The story, which deals straightforwardly with racism, miscegenation, adultery and consumerism, is a fascinating combination: a movie with an almost Capraesque heart and pristine, almost stagey lighting schemes, that addresses uncomfortable moral issues with today's perspectives.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Evokes its spirituality with deft strokes and wonderful humor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    One of the most startling, grittily brilliant films in recent years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It sweeps over you with blunt, unequivocal conviction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    As in Chaplin's films, humor and tragedy dance a wonderful tango throughout the movie. Baran is heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes apart, sometimes together.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A three-ring circus of visual pleasure, showing us the beauty of Korean garment, custom and national character.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    A guaranteed pleasure for anyone who ever loved pop music, owned a record collection or suffered in love
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The movie equivalent of a great read. It's a masterfully conducted concert of characters...already head and shoulders above most of the competition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    If it lacks a certain fuzzy warmth, Kinsey makes up for the shortfall with spirited and (for a commercial movie) amazingly candid vigor. It's an alert, lively movie with a crackling performance by Liam Neeson.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Huppert and Greggory provide the emotional impact. They respond accordingly, imbuing their mutual suffering with an exacting and moving finesse.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie's devil-may-care freneticism is edgily amusing, almost liberating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The most brutal husband-wife encounter since axe-wielding Jack Nicholson yelled "Heeeeere's Johnny!" to Shelley Duvall in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A Molotov cocktail of a movie, an engaging conflagration of British B-flick, cockney wit and gallows humor. There's even a delicate little love story in there.

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