For 1,418 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Maria Full of Grace
Lowest review score: 0 Waking Up in Reno
Score distribution:
1418 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Thomas
    Instead of underplaying the story's escalating tempestuousness it pushes it over the top; time and again the film begins to catch fire only to be doused in silliness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kevin Thomas
    There are, thankfully, a few humorous and imaginative touches here and there, but Alien Nation is hardly inspired.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    At times awkward and under-inspired, creating a question as to whether so gloomy and repugnant a tale was worth telling simply for its own sake.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Few people will be able to go along with Bolton's point of view regarding relationships between adults and underage youths, but there's no denying the writer-director, in his feature debut, has avoided sensationalism in telling this story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Not enough to save ivansxtc from, of all things, dullness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    A routine sci-fi/horror action-adventure, takes us where we've been countless times before.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    The result is an exquisite yawn that provokes consideration of how accomplished Ben Kingsley, Fiona Shaw and Mira Sorvino and others are as actors -- but how in this instance the characters they play so intensely never come alive.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    A stunner marred by its central figure, a colt named Lucky, having been voiced (by Lukas Haas). Piovani's score is lyrical and emotionally charged, and it goes a long way toward negating the effects of the voice-over narration we're asked to accept.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    All the ingredients of a success--a stellar cast, a promising premise, a strong production team--but nothing comes together in satisfying fashion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Just another lurid, contrived, xenophobic tale about Americans trapped in hideous foreign prisons.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    More entrails, more bare bosoms, more R-rated sex, more flatulence, more mayhem, more brutality and more violence. But it adds up to less and less.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    There's an underlying emptiness to Human Traffic and it's difficult to say for sure whether Kerrigan fully acknowledges it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    As impressive as Jackson is and as thought-provoking as director Kasi Lemmons' movie is, it's ultimately satisfying neither as a genre piece nor as an art film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Laborious in the unfolding of its plot, and under Sam Weisman's brash direction the unabashed amorality of the material is crass rather than sly in tone.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Unnecessary and silly.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    The juxtaposition of grim reality and pure fantasy doesn't work...the entire film seem artificial and contrived.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    While Macy is persuasive, much of Focus is not.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Takes us down a familiar path without discovering anything new along the way.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Deeply felt but flat and unimaginative.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Hits hard and pulls no punches in telling its brutal story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Has much that tries for outrageous camp, but too much of it plays like a crude travesty of overly familiar Southern decadence. It needed a director who knows how to stylize intense theatricality rather than merely revel in it in wobbly fashion.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Production notes for Mark Hanlon's Buddy Boy describe it as "a dark and twisted exploration of faith, alienation and madness"--and is it ever!
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    For all the soaring visual splendor of its past, present and future, it's hobbled by a murky plot that proves to be not all that original once it starts unraveling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Overly preachy and maudlin but is saved by its obvious sincerity and forthright sense of purpose, and further enhanced by its rich color cinematography.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    It is a slack and preachy business that never comes to grips with its underlying theme of homophobia.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Not even a sincere and heroic effort by Nicolas Cage can redeem the film's essential phoniness.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    This premise is ripe with possibilities, but in an apparent -- and definitely misguided -- attempt to make his movie more commercial, Wilkinson has made the younger brother a murderer on the run.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    While clunky in pacing -- and in periodic attempts at humor -- Green Card Fever has been well-photographed by Scott Spears and makes some provocative points.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Uptown Girls is more downer than upper.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Kevin Thomas
    Looks good but overstays its welcome.

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