Desson Thomson

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For 1,665 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 All or Nothing
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil's Own
Score distribution:
1665 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Con Air, a summer blast of a movie, teaches us many things: Producer Jerry Bruckheimer never met an explosion, a car crash or 20 tough guys talking trash he didn't like. Nicolas Cage is one of our most enjoyable screen heroes. As long as you're funny, you can literally get away with murder in a movie.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie, which Carion wrote with Eric Assous, has a calming quality. The story moves slowly but, given the milieu and pace of life, this seems perfectly appropriate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Depp is a charm. He becomes his own, subtly compelling Barrie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A one-of-a-kind experience, a Molotov cocktail of a seriocomedy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie's devil-may-care freneticism is edgily amusing, almost liberating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Straightforward but nonetheless powerful documentary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This French film has a breezy, documentary air that belies the important issues is raises.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    In terms of sheer belly-laugh count, this one's in the same plentiful company as "There's Something About Mary" and "Road Trip."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    To watch this movie is to not only appreciate the majesty of Shakespeare's poetics but to engage in a profound, subtextual dialogue with bigotry.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Shows firsthand the appreciation and warmth from the musicians who worked with him.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    In many ways, watching the movie is BETTER than concertgoing. We can enjoy that buzzy feeling of community without the fist-pumping biker obscuring our view.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    When I say this movie's a charm, I'm really talking about Irwin.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Like rubbernecking motorists, we can't help but watch with lurid fascination.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Nadja has some delicious qualities. Most delectable of all is Elina Lowensohn as Nadja, the brooding daughter of Count Dracula, an otherworldly being with ebony lipstick, lusciously dark eyebrows, a dark hood and a great accent to match.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's a movie of deft impressions and telling human moments. Whether or not those impressions and moments add up to anything is almost beside the point.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This is a charmfest of a movie, for bird lovers and non-bird lovers alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Unfolds with a marvelously understated humanism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Penn's performance is the movie's ultimate grace note. As funny and ingenious as Allen's films can get, they are rarely known for depth of character.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Almost every scene has something to chuckle over.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Peppy, funny and sensual. If you have to see any romantic comedy that's not directed by Billy Wilder, or written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, this wouldn't be a bad choice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Director Fernando Eimbcke, in an extraordinary debut, never expresses contempt for his characters. By examining their inner lives with compassion and respect, he inspires us to do the same.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This Is England, set in the social dystopia of Margaret Thatcher's Great Britain, gives us something far more humane and complex than a culturally specific memoir about Doc Martens shoes, reggae music and mindless aggression.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Watching Kidman, Leigh and -- in his nutty, damn-the-torpedoes way -- Black as they torment, confound and torture one another amounts to a vicarious thrill ride in human behavior.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Testament to the emergence of a visually masterful filmmaker, capable of ingenious, low-tech special effects.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Probably the most engaging Potter film of the series thus far.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's definitely NOT a conventional biopic about Kurt Cobain. (Nor, as its title oddly suggests, is it about the demise of writer-director Van Sant.) It's a tone poem, an elliptical, fictionalized meditation about the ill-fated rock 'n' roll superstar.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    If you do not bring pride, good taste or sense to this third American Pie installment, you'll have a good time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Warmhearted and slightly edgy seriocomedy, these sisters experience some pretty entertaining ups and downs. Entertaining, that is, for people who appreciate irony.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    As we vicariously participate in their daily rituals, we find ourselves at the ground level of spiritual worship. It's hard to recall a similar documentary that brings viewers so palpably close to that sacred experience.

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