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 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Tao of Steve
Lowest review score: 0 Boxing Helena
Score distribution:
1418 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    There's such a rich sense of the fullness of life in Moolaadé that it sustains those passages that are truly and necessarily harrowing.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An exquisite, intimate film of restraint and delicacy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The film is a terrific scare show, fast and furious, made with a lot of style and energy, packing plenty of jolts yet never lingering morbidly over horrific images. It is anchored in strong characterizations, and its plot develops with chilling psychological suspense. It's such a skillfully made entertainment that its plunge into the supernatural is persuasive even for the skeptical.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Time is truly on Apted's side because the passing of time not surprisingly brings a richer, deeper perspective with each new segment.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It's a laff riot that also contains a torrent of scathing social satire that couldn't be more timely in light of the dismantling of affirmative action.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A witty and sophisticated sensibility brings individuality to the classic odd-couple comedy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Requires careful attention at its abrupt finish. Close concentration on the final shots yields a meaning not possible should a viewer's attention wander or turn away a few moments too soon.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    At every turn, Reichardt confounds predictability, confronting us with the awful banality of many people's everyday lives rather than providing her characters with an escape from it. Yet Reichardt is so agile, ingenious and funny that she can make a lively, entertaining movie about how life isn't like the movies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Ramsay reaches out boldly with a film that is as unsettling as it is minimalist.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A confidently adroit thriller that captures a comprehensive sense of life in an edgy, multicultural and economically diverse Paris. The large cast couldn't be better, but the film belongs to Kiberlain.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Through a barrage of fragmented images of lurid events, escalating hysteria and sheer madness, Sono holds up a cracked mirror to modern life, inspiring the viewer to think with unexpected seriousness about what it means to be a human being.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A psychological suspense drama of the utmost rigor and originality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A mesmerizing, shimmering and amazingly successful adaptation of Time Regained.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A flawless gem, a gentle yet ultimately ironic meditation on the power of art.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Amazing, rich in authentic period atmosphere and detail, an ever-changing cyclorama of a movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A classic war film, at once elegiac and immediate, that takes you smack into the chaos of combat yet is marked by a detached perspective.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A potent mixture of sentiment and grit, and it showcases the talents of its young principals.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of his bold young people. [22 May 1998, Pg.F9]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An excellent example of its genre, with Pennebaker capturing the excitement of what was a very special, emotion-charged occasion.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    In an instance of director, stars and material melding flawlessly, Spider is a brilliantly realized depiction of a mentally ill individual.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It has opulent, stylized settings of elegance, grandeur and scope, flawless special effects, and awesome martial arts combat staged by the master, Sammo Hung. Yet bravura spectacle never overwhelms either the plot or the key characters. Chang Chia-lu's intricate script bristles with wit and suspense; the film from start to finish is a terrific entertainment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The perfect summer tonic for mature audiences looking for sophisticated escape. It's filled with beautiful people in gorgeous, exotic locales.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The result is a take-no-prisoners movie from one of Hong Kong's most idiosyncratic, shoot-from-the-hip filmmakers that's the very antithesis of sentimental gay love stories. [31 Oct 1997]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    First-time writer-director David Robert Mitchell tells a coming-of-age tale with such freshness and such bemused insight it's as if it has never been told before.
    • 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.

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