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 The Company
Lowest review score: 0 Spice World
Score distribution:
1665 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    An enormously enjoyable gothic yarn from Mexico, transfuses the genre with wry grotesquerie, but retains respect for the old, classic films.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A bleakly comic, palm-sweaty hoot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Just about everything you ever loved (or hated) about Italian films can be found.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's a movie full of quietly assured flourishes: elegant camera compositions, wonderful uses of silence and an entertainingly eclectic cast, including Peggy Lipton as a sensitive bartender.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Luminously understated.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A full-throttle fantasy, about as heady a movie experience as it gets.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's not every day that movies present a Teutonic character in SS uniform as an unambiguously moral hero, so enjoy this rarity. And the film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    With disarmingly entertaining movies like this, dare I say, who needs big bad superhero movies?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Exudes that seriousness about life and openness about style. It's about nothing and yet everything.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Turns potentially forgettable formula into something strangely diverting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Macabre, yes, but the movie's also inventive and funny. You get a lot of smart bang-bang for your buck.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Has an intoxicating, old-fashioned feel about it. We are instantly lost in the period, thanks to cinematographer Dion Beebe's almost haloed images and Joseph Bennett's authentic, restrained production design.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A Chinese film whose simple surface belies greater mysteries.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    There is a clear festive buzz, as attendees laugh, bob and listen to Chappelle's impish, inventive comedy, and some of the best music hip-hop has to offer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Spielberg takes assured control. In his hands, Minority Report is a classy, chilly quasi-Hitchcockian affair.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    To the patient viewer, the rewards are many, especially Bardem's performance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    The result isn't a fragmentary experience so much as an evocative collage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Director Pascale Ferran makes this a sort of opera of two bodies, as the characters discover not only each other but themselves. And the French filmmaker cannily turns their corporeal discoveries into a moral mission, two desperately lonely souls crying for spiritual freedom in a world of moral constriction.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Possibly the most suspense-charged mountain-climbing movie ever made.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Director Jay Chandrasekhar ... has found the perfect balance of old-fashioned charm and postmodern touches -- but not too many to overshadow the show's precious texture.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's not art, this movie. But it's much more amusing than you'd expect.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    This is a one-riff movie and instant cult classic.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    It's a joy to see nice warm performances by real people of different shapes, sizes and ages, who are seldom to be found in any glamour catalogues. And it's even more rewarding to watch Ferrera's many-sided performance.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Big muscular guys pruning roses IS funny and charming.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    A politically incorrect but often hilarious jam session, in which men and women trade insults like musical licks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    First Contact, written by Ric Berman, Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore, pulsates with great imagination, amusing characters and the fundamental optimism handed down by "Star Trek" founder Gene Roddenberry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Desson Thomson
    Vibrant and engaging documentary.

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