For 1,410 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 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 A Home at the End of the World
Lowest review score: 0 Waking Up in Reno
Score distribution:
1,410 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Amazing, rich in authentic period atmosphere and detail, an ever-changing cyclorama of a movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A drama of extraordinary power and insight with dazzling performances from not only Spacey but also Danny DeVito (who may well be at his best ever) and from newcomer Peter Facinelli.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A compelling entertainment because of Hill and co-writer David Giler's adroit cinematic storytelling skills and the powerful presence of Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames, whose talent and intelligence are as impressive as their physiques.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Eerie, quietly compelling... a fresh and mesmerizing experience...such an unsettling experience you find yourself still taking it all in well after the lights have gone up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A triumph for all concerned, it is especially so for the multitalented Chereau.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Cho's weapons are a wildly imaginative sense of humor and the courage to be absolutely uninhibited.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Arlington Road belongs to that splendid Hollywood tradition of dealing with serious, timely issues in the form of a suspense thriller.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    For an American film it is a groundbreaker in exploring the realm of sexual fluidity, and it does so with wit, wisdom and in a completely entertaining fashion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It is such a grand, romantic entertainment that it sweeps the viewer along in its swiftly escalating suspense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Lives up to its ambitiousness in all its aspects.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Hank is but the latest of Thornton's strikingly taciturn characters in a whole string of movies, but for Berry, Leticia represents a big-screen breakthrough.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    If ever there was a prime example of art bringing order out of chaos, it is Steven Rosenbaum's 7 Days in September. -- The result is a narrative at once personal, admirably coherent and, above all, heartening.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An across-the-board delight featuring a spot-on ensemble cast that treats the most awkward and embarrassing moments in the rites of passage with affectionate hilarity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Jackie Chan's best American picture to date, breathes fresh life into the virtually dormant comedy-western.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    In his knockout directorial debut writer Kevin Williamson taps into such universal memories with his shrewd and energetic dark comedy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Highly entertaining and encouraging documentary.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An elegant, poetic fable of endurance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A smart, lively and unpretentious exploitation picture...Consistently funny and clever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A witty and sophisticated sensibility brings individuality to the classic odd-couple comedy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It is a film of uncommon intelligence and rigor that illuminates a complex era, and the romance at its center is also one of exceptional passion and honesty.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A luminous, piercing film from the Elizabeth Bowen novel, richly evokes a world of privilege on the verge of disintegration.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A pleasure in all ways.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Moll, in only his second feature, evokes a sense of foreboding, playing the routine against the unnerving, the humorous against the sinister, with a wit and deftness that might have impressed Hitchcock.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A beautiful film that flows with a luminous ease and assurance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    This complex, sophisticated and increasingly suspenseful tale of love and betrayal, intrigue and redemption, is as elegant as its star and its settings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A mesmerizing, shimmering and amazingly successful adaptation of Time Regained.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Has the same kind of humor, charm and sensuality that made "Like Water for Chocolate" the most popular foreign-language film until "Life Is Beautiful" came along.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    For so brisk and entertaining a film, sharp in its observations but light in its touch, Cooking has unexpected substance and is a formidable accomplishment in that it brings dimension to its nearly 40 principal characters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Not only is it Merchant's best directorial effort to date but also is among the finest films the Merchant Ivory company has ever made.

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