Desson Thomson

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For 1,740 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 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Desson Thomson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Mystic River
Lowest review score: 0 The Honeymooners
Score distribution:
1740 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Desson Thomson
    Leadenly directed and almost soberly scripted, it never captures the campy brightness of the original series -- the herky-jerky animation, the wacky sound effects, the distinctive character voices and that cheesy laugh track.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Terrifically funny romantic comedy, is a slam-dunk for Julia Roberts, the Michael Jordan of cuteness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Desson Thomson
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves looks like big money. It has the stars, it's based on a classic (and foolproof) story and it's an exhilarating couple of hours. It fills the entertainment megabill utterly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    What keeps the film (adapted from the late John O'Brien's harrowing semi-autobiographical book) from being completely unbearable are the extraordinary performances.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 10 Desson Thomson
    [Gere] seemed to be improvising his way from beginning to end, like he was disgusted with the actual script.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    In the end, Made is a movie with better potential than actual results.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's a pleasant experience. But that's what it is: a sequel that replays every aspect of the original movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Everyone in the cast is terrific, including Dermot Mulroney as Wolf, the beret-sporting cameraman who thinks he's a genius but can't seem to stop screwing up shots, and Wanda (Danielle Von Zerneck), a tough-talking assistant director who gets weak in the knees whenever Chad gets close. Best of all is Buscemi, a wonderfully offbeat, edgy performer who has appeared in such independent films as Mystery Train and Reservoir Dogs. He carries the emotional weight of the movie as his dream project faces impending doom, his red-rimmed, frog-like eyes threatening to burst with exasperation.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Desson Thomson
    The inside story is weak, dull and head-poundingly boring, and the outside story is only slightly better, thanks to the lukewarm likability of its two stars.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    Devolves into such utter ludicrousness, the best response (other than avoiding the thing in the first place) is to laugh.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    An entertainment to be seen and appreciated in momentum. As such, it is constantly gripping
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    The only active ingredient is the dynamic between Smith and Jones. There's just enough of that to get us through.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    A surprisingly gripping experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    A great director's losing battle against a goofy script.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Desson Thomson
    It's not often you find a movie as exciting and awful as Rumble in the Bronx. But the sole aim of this so-bad-it's-funny action picture is to introduce Jackie Chan to American audiences. In that narrow sense, it's completely successful.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    May leave you more cold and stunned than enlightened.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    You're exhilarated from beginning to end.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Desson Thomson
    It doesn't seem like overstating things to say that Eros becomes steadily worse as it goes along.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Desson Thomson
    An extraordinary film ... that's impossible to dismiss or leave unmoved.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Desson Thomson
    Someone definitely inhaled too much before making this one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    We may not get to their innermost feelings, which would have taken this documentary to a deeper, maybe darker level, but the movie's purpose is celebratory. As such, it's a satisfying experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Desson Thomson
    The movie, which is based on the Lowell Cunningham comic book series, throws out some wonderful implications, but they’re frustratingly few and far between.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The movie's entertaining for some wickedly funny situations and witticisms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Desson Thomson
    Often wickedly funny, but about halfway through, the premise becomes -- shall we say? -- intestinally overextended.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Cheerful, energetic and on the money.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's more a collection of episodes that build to a complex, richly layered picture of these girls' lives. And the more time we spend with them, the more endearing they become.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    The movie Casanova, starring Heath Ledger, not only fetters the randy Venetian in political correctness, it condemns him to dwell inside the modern equivalent of a bad Shakespeare play.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Desson Thomson
    Newton may not be a great actor, either, but she's full of life and charm. She's the only thing holding this movie together at all.

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