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 Vera Drake
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil's Own
Score distribution:
1634 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A heartbreaker, plain and simple.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A Chinese film whose simple surface belies greater mysteries.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie's a gas. Very funny, to a rather dark degree.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Grim, yes, and great viewing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Almost every scene has something to chuckle over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    You may leave this movie exhilarated by its no-holds-barred boldness or annoyed and bewildered at the unpredictable course it takes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    When I say this movie's a charm, I'm really talking about Irwin.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A politically incorrect but often hilarious jam session, in which men and women trade insults like musical licks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Its easygoing, disarming air will endear it to its target audience, who will appreciate this movie as much for the lifestyle it depicts as its actual story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Manages to be innocent, physically passionate, earnestly romantic and self-deprecatingly funny, all at once.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    If Southpaw leaves you hungry, this much is also true: The "food" was good in the first place.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Sensual, funny and, in the end, very touching.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Del Toro has made a ghost story that's not only evocative and original, it's a pleasure to watch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    As a movie, this is exciting stuff.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Think of this movie as a glorified home video rather than a bitingly insightful documentary. But for Garcia and Grisman, this soft-shoe approach couldn't be more appropriate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Diabolically amusing without plunging into the Mel Brooks zone, and it's smart without being pedantic. And it's genuinely scary at times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The grimness of the movie becomes not only too unbearable, its point is clear about halfway through. After that, everything comes across as redundant retreading of the same perspective. But for atmosphere, great cinematography and eye-opening directness, this movie can't be beat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    There's a refreshingly unusual spirit at work.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Extraordinary documentary.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Based on a true story, the movie takes us through some harrowing times.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Exudes that seriousness about life and openness about style. It's about nothing and yet everything.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The film becomes a modest delight.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    I was hooked from beginning to end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    If there's anyone who can make this ordeal -- and when you're plumb out of characters, it can be an ordeal -- tolerable, and even entertaining, it's Hanks.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Has the glorious, gaudy benefit of much stock footage of Those Days, featuring all manner of drag queen, bearded lady and lactating hippie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    We have been treated to something we normally would never get in a prison comedy like this: a little delicacy with the humor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A triumphant return to the icky, otherworldly eerieness that graced such earlier Cronenberg works as "Scanners," "Videodrome" and "Dead Ringers."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    As a Coen brothers fan I hate to say this, but the movie's a collection of great bits and pieces rather than a complete work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Just about everything you ever loved (or hated) about Italian films can be found.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie's entertaining for some wickedly funny situations and witticisms.

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