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 About Schmidt
Lowest review score: 0 Darkness Falls
Score distribution:
1,631 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The scenes unfold with such unhurried delicacy, and the characters are so intriguing, you can ignore the editorial bluntness and savor the smaller, sweeter details.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A 160 minute work of sustained brilliance and delicacy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Childishly simple, but extremely funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A saga of unbearable sadness and romantic beauty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    I love the movie's originality, its sense of macabre humor, its resourcefulness, and the great Walsh, whose memorable narration kicks off the movie.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Has a refreshingly keen ability to see everything from multiple angles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The sexiest movie of the year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    So elegantly layered and emotionally restrained, it makes the horror at its center all the more disturbing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Inspired, sublime fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A chalice of unpretentious delight, flowing over with goodwill, a cheeky love for soccer and, uh, Buddhist humor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    What's best about Faithless is its honesty, its lack of desire to ingratiate itself with the audience.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A three-ring circus of visual pleasure, showing us the beauty of Korean garment, custom and national character.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    To appreciate the movie, you have to be okay with vampire violence. I don't mean subtle little nips at the neck and, ooooh, it's directed by Werner Herzog.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    There are so many things to enjoy here.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Demonstrates what writer-director Levinson does best: evoke the sights, smells and atmosphere of his youth with intelligence, humor and a keen sense of social perspective.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Passionate, literally shimmering movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Surprisingly powerful and universal: the search for meaning and small blessings in the face of life's utter randomness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Wins you over with its devastating simplicity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A movie that dares you to slow down and enjoy the subtleties of life.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Guilty, deftly orchestrated fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Climb into this rig and you'll be sweating bullets.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A memorable and devastating indictment of the oppression facing many women in Iran.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Never has an actor embodied the passing down of violence and bitterness from father to son more powerfully.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A witty, raunchy comedy, which proves that a well-written piece of business – oozing with sex, wit and nasty intrigue – works for any generation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The dance between authenticity and storymaking works beautifully.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The movie's pace is unhurried by Hollywood standards, but it's all the richer in character detail.

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