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 Adaptation.
Lowest review score: 0 200 Cigarettes
Score distribution:
1634 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The animation, rendered in good old-fashioned watercolors, is appealing. It's easy, rather than flashy, on the eyes. But the best thing about the movie is the humor.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Buscemi makes Seymour into a character you simply want to see again and again. He's the most appealing, amusing "loser" anyone could ever share old records with.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Three sterling performances from Moore, Haysbert and Quaid, all of whom grapple with psychic pain in different, touching ways.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    This digitally animated movie, filled with a cast of charming, funny critters from long ago, is family entertainment at its most bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    You're exhilarated from beginning to end.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Yes, it's that cheesy, but it's also surprisingly appealing. After all, the horse Seabiscuit really WAS that phenomenal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Evokes its spirituality with deft strokes and wonderful humor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    It's not the enormous undertaking that impresses so much as the sheer ecstasy of flight and the ability of Perrin's team to catch it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    It's the atmospheric sideshow that earns the highest marks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    There's an extra dimension here, not present in the other comedies. Not only is the material amusing, it's charmingly engaging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Although fictionalized, it feels depressingly real. It's a 90-minute newsreel with a broken heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Each revelation seems more disturbing than the next. But Chinese treatment of Tibetans is only half the heartbreak. The other is the amazing resilience of the Tibetans, who are overwhelmingly Buddhist.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Amounts to a rare gift and an opportunity to appreciate the end of an era and celebrate one of the screen's most subtly etched heroes: the soft-spoken Monsieur Georges Lopez.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    A movie for almost everyone, from boomer parents (who remember their teens and twenties) to their teenage kids (who can't wait to get started with same). And if there's anyone who can bring so many into the same mosh pit, it's Black, who so occupies the role you can't believe he's acting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    It avoids the compulsively calibrated storytelling of big-studio moviemaking for a slower-moving but powerfully absorbing drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Reconfirms Tarantino's status as the master of pop cinema and puts a sense of excitement into the year. He has matched, if not eclipsed, the power and scope of 1994's "Pulp Fiction," though not its human charm.
    • Washington Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    This film explores what low-budget films do best: the quirkiness of character, and slightly off-kilter comedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    An understated, hypnotic stroke of brilliance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    An extraordinary piece of electronic history. And a riveting movie
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Suddenly, you're looking at life in his (Thornton's) jaundiced way and laughing with a sense of vicarious liberation, even when he says the most outrageous things -- to children, no less. And I daresay you can still recover your holiday spirit when you're through laughing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    If the scope of the film feels small, Girl With a Pearl Earring fills that scope to bursting with subtle glory. It takes things as far as they can -- and should -- go.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    McNamara fits perfectly into Morris's canon: He tells a story that knocks you right off your feet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The movie's intense watchability can be traced directly to superb performances by Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Theron has rendered herself 100 percent unrecognizable. Not since Robert De Niro morphed into hulk dimensions to play heavyweight boxer Jake La Motta in "Raging Bull" has there been a transformation this powerful and effective.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    The compositions are masterful, especially the snow-covered scenes in Istanbul and, most memorably, the spectacle of an overturned ship in the wintry harbor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Although it's a drama, Osama feels like urgent documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Demy, his cinematographer Jean Rabier and production designer Bernard Evein created an operatic masterpiece of romanticism, which makes a modest but effective antidote to the harsh era of cynicism that has pervaded world cinema ever since.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Until its final stumble, this intelligence thriller, starring Val Kilmer, is charged with brilliance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    Ford makes such a dynamic president in Air Force One, you may find yourself favorably weighing his odds in Iowa and New Hampshire.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Desson Thomson
    So full of pep you can't help surrendering to its creative energy.

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