For 1,416 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 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Cruise
Lowest review score: 0 Boxing Helena
Score distribution:
1416 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A graceful mood piece that is infinitely moving.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Haneke illuminates beautifully the lives of his people with an eye for the revealing nuance and detail.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Yet another Merchant Ivory triumph.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    This graceful and wise film moves to its denouement with subtlety and, at its end, strikes a note that seems just right for all that has gone before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It could have done with fewer plot devices, but it is ultimately far more satisfying than countless less ambitious and risky films.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Effortlessly graceful and burnished to a glow, Dinner Rush is surely as satisfying as any of the delicious-looking food served at Louis' restaurant -- and is as full of surprises as any dish Udo ever concocted.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Blood Simple becomes a dazzling comedie noire, a dynamic, virtuoso display by a couple of talented fledgling filmmakers who give the conventions of the genre such a thorough workout that the result is a movie that's fresh and exhilarating (in the way that Jean-Jacques Beineix’s “Diva” was).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Boldly distinctive in its depiction of individuals caught up in a veritable infernal machine designed solely to give pleasure to a monarch, Vatel is a timeless tale of love and sacrifice in a world as opulent as it is cruel.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Ethan Hawke, in his feature directorial debut, has brought Nicolette Burdette's play to the screen with fluid grace and a perfect blend of dreaminess and grit, expressed in camerawork that seems to float and in Jeff Tweedy's shimmering, gently insistent score.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Moves way past the predictable into the shocking. Indeed, the film is so expertly structured and paced that its denouement knocks you off your feet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Remains a timeless, major work of a master.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Bagdad Cafe, which Adlon wrote with his wife, Eleonore, and Christopher Doherty, is a miracle of timing and control for all its aura of zany, off-the-cuff spontaneity. It is the work of a director who has such a clear idea of what he wants and where he's going that he can take his time to build up every joke for the maximum payoff.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Breathtaking reverie worthy of Fellini.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Romero easily commands an enormous cast, a plethora of action sequences and a cornucopia of special effects -- some of them very gory -- and creates one darkly dazzling image after another that allows Land of the Dead to emerge without any nudging whatsoever as a bleakly humorous, hard-charging allegory.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A heady yet disciplined work, a dazzling fable of love, destiny and redemption.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Moving and invaluable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Scrupulously fair-minded yet deliciously ambiguous, What Alice Found, a triumph of sound psychological and artistic judgment, is an unexpected treat for sophisticated audiences.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A stirring, thought-provoking feat of filmmaking, accomplished in every facet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Alternately witty, caustic, tender and endlessly imaginative and unpredictable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Josh Aronson's Sound and Fury, as illuminating and comprehensive as it is heart-wrenching, is an example of what the documentary can accomplish at its most vital and engaging.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Spring Forward is so fully realized and so moving that you wish you could get away with merely saying: "Go see it for yourself."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A remarkably rich documentary possessing depth, range, insight and compassion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Martel's sharp observations of the foibles of human nature are expressed perfectly in the telling images of cinematographer Hugo Colace and tight editing of Santiago Ricci.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A film of exceptional emotional honesty.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Prechezer's cast is ingratiating and attractive, and Blue Juice is as buoyant as its terrific rock score.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Halloween: H20 is as stylish and scary as it is ultra-violent. It's a work of superior craftsmanship in all aspects.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Identifying herself with other minorities (whose members she mimics outrageously), Cho shatters racial and sexual stereotypes with merciless wit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Hairspray is a deliriously fast and funny satire of the '60s that marks John Waters' best shot yet at mainstream audiences. [25 Feb 1988, p.1]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It takes a director with exceptional talent, skill and experience to explore ambiguity in all aspects of human nature and behavior, and Oshima has created a film of resilient, downright tensile strength that ends on a satisfyingly ironic note.

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