For 1,451 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 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Cold Comfort Farm
Lowest review score: 0 Boxing Helena
Score distribution:
1451 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Im Kwon Taek's exquisite Chunhyang brings to the screen one of Korea's most cherished folk tales, a timeless romance in which the lovers are challenged by differences in class.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It is best to let this stunning film simply wash over you and trust that all will become clear enough in time. Vengo in a sense is a concert film tied together with the slenderest of plots.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Humor, sentiment and melodrama strike a balance as he brings to life nine major characters and a host of others as well.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A superbly shot film of emotional extravagance, sentimentality and even humor, House of Fools is a film that is ultimately quite moving but which probably could only have been pulled off by a director steeped in that famous Russian soul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Complex, challenging and richly rewarding, it glows with the kind of wrenchingly selfless portrayals that are the hallmark of the Bergman classics.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Brings maximum subtlety, nuance and insight into the timeless story of first love.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An expertly designed theme park ride of a movie that packs nonstop thrills.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    This remarkably revealing and timely film, in which the depiction of pain and sorrow is suffused with a sense of beauty and a graceful, flowing style, more than lives up to glowing advance notices.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The singular achievement of Jonathan Karsh's graceful and rigorous documentary is that he enables his audiences to see his heroine's family through her very clear but always loving eyes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It's a film of high energy, punctuated by rock music and a dark wit, yet it is capable of profound reflection and tragic irony.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A heart-tugger made totally irresistible because of the combination of Kitano's wry, sly sense of humor and his rigorous detachment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Emmanuel Carrère's witty, elegant La Moustache is a deliciously unsettling, beautifully sustained enigma, a film of much beauty and flawless performances, especially from Vincent Lindon in one of his most demanding roles.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A triumph for all concerned, it is especially so for the multitalented Chereau.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A remarkable work -- lively, painful, humorous, deeply revealing of both father and son -- that is worthy of one of Hollywood's finest directors of photography.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Highly entertaining and encouraging documentary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The vigorous Bang Rajan moves with a sure sense of direction and authority to its major culminating battle, a singularly savage and wrenching encounter that for all its bloodshed is never exploitative and concludes the film on a resounding note of tragic grandeur.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Carvalho's superb cinematography, Antonio Pinto's score and a dedicated cast and crew admirably sustain this poetic and uncompromising film.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An example of sophisticated, impassioned filmmaking involving mainly people who lived through the harrowing experiences so unsparingly depicted, Journey From the Fall powerfully illustrates the refugee/immigrant experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    As atmospheric and moody as a film noir, the stylish, sometimes perplexing Purple Butterfly is a remarkable period piece, evoking the bustling, dense and increasingly dangerous Shanghai of the '30s
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    For Fernanda Montenegro, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Italy's late Giulietta Masina (Federico Fellini's wife and frequent star) in appearance and talent, "Central Station" is a personal triumph and a rich cinematic experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An exquisite period film from a script Akira Kurosawa did not live to direct. It has a softer edge than the master probably would have delivered, but it is deeply affecting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A pleasure in all ways.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Abounds in psychological suspense and plays like a mystery film, even though the mystery at hand may be purely one of the human heart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A dynamite concert film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A fervent assertion that an individual has the right to pursue his own path lies at the vibrant heart of The Business of Fancydancing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Because of King's phenomenal popularity as a master of the comically macabre, executive producer Dino De Laurentiis has stinted on nothing to bring these tales alive. This means that the special effects are impeccable and Giorgio Postiglione's production design meticulous and inspired. Yet it's the well-drawn characters, plus the brisk, stylish direction of Teague and superb camerawork of Cardiff, that make it work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg has stood the test of time as beautifully as Deneuve and seems likely to enchant future generations as fully as it has audiences over the past four decades.
    • 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 splendid instance of a surrealist vision that serves to heighten the impact of genuine emotions experienced by believably real people.

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