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 Y Tu Mamá También
Lowest review score: 0 Serving Sara
Score distribution:
1,631 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    You're drawn in, like it or not. You can't get away from the immediacy. Or the feeling that you're getting sucked in, too.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    I had to beg my 8-year-old to stop laughing.
    • 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."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Shaolin Soccer is "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" with soccer balls, a touch of Sergio Leone and not one microsecond of seriousness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    There's a refreshingly unusual spirit at work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie, which suggests a combination of "Wait Until Dark" and "Rear Window," not only takes your breath away on an aesthetic level, it eloquently evokes the mother's and daughter's vulnerability.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Writer-director Niccol (who wrote and directed "Gattaca" and scripted "The Truman Show") uses disarming, but wicked lightness to damn the celebrity-worshiping culture and Hollywood's beyond-the-looking-glass filmmaking.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Lee, who made the upbeat "Eat Drink Man Woman," plays this double love story as brightly as possible. There's peppy social satire in the smallest of gestures.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This is Disney at its live-action best and brightest.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Even though the story ultimately doesn't match the intensity with which it began, the movie's extraordinary for its two main performances.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Testament to the emergence of a visually masterful filmmaker, capable of ingenious, low-tech special effects.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    So disarming, it's hard to say anything but good things about it. So get in line. The doctor is in.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    In the end, the movie works because Grant and Roberts are disarming geniuses at playing themselves -- and then some.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Far richer than you'd ever think possible.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Gibson may get top billing, but it's Sam Elliott who steals all the scenes. As Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, a man who fires with his own .45 revolver rather than the standard M-16 rifles, he's full of hilariously colorful comments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    There isn't a dull or dumb moment in this movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Whatever its ultimate position on the greatest hits list, Monsters, Inc. is supple and technologically sophisticated entertainment.
    • Washington Post
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie finds charming humor in a world full of sectarian strife between Protestant and Catholic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Almost every scene has something to chuckle over.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    That cameraderie is bound to appeal to women looking for a howlingly trashy time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This is cinema as oral tradition. And one heck of a cheap-seat deal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The cast, all classically trained on the stage, is simply commanding.