For 1,409 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 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Wonderland
Lowest review score: 0 The Tiger and the Snow
Score distribution:
1,409 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Assayas has made a great film from Jacques Chardonne's classic novel. Although far different in tone, time, place and temperament, it brings to mind "Gone With the Wind" in its depth and scope and in its love story, which unfolds over a turbulent era.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    A constant, idiosyncratic pleasure that leaves us eager to see what the Goodmans and Logue will do next.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    In short, Wonderland is an extraordinary film, as entertaining as it is observant, about ordinary people.
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    A superlative work, offering a rich emotional experience that at the same time calls attention to the seemingly endless suffering of the Afghan people.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    A dazzlingly imaginative work with awesome production values and special effects that bear comparison to those of "2001."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Lutz's dialogue is consistently sharp and snappy, and the large cast forms a sparkling ensemble under Junger's adept direction.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Cookie's Fortune, which knows how to treat serious matters with humor, is to be treasured as an utterly distinctive work by one of America's finest filmmakers. [2 April 1999, Calendar, p.F-1]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Late Marriage will assuredly rank as one of the cleverest, most deceptively amusing comedies of the year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Go
    Offers breathtaking comic-action fantasy….Exhilarating and sharp, it never stops for a second. [9 April 1999, Calendar, p.F-6]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    A little movie with big truths, a work of such fierce intelligence and emotional honesty that it blows away the competition when it comes to contemporary romantic comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    With this masterful, flawless film, Xiaoshuai emerges in the front ranks of China's now numerous, world-renowned filmmakers.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Anthony LaPaglia and Sigourney Weaver are superb in this moving adaptation of the post-Sept. 11 play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    May well be Imamura's funniest film; it is also one of his most accomplished. It is the work of a mature artist who has kept his adventurous spirit alive, which he has expressed in a complex and risky work carried off with an effortlessness that comes only from wisdom and experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Superb -- Crammed with incident, and bristles with passion and energy. Tavernier treats his actors, every last one of them impressive, as an ensemble.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    The extraordinary quality of White's script and Arteta's direction lifts the meticulously cast actors to the height of their abilities. "Friends" star Aniston digs deep but is never showy. Reilly reveals the tenderness, vulnerability and hidden depth that can lurk within a slob, and Nelson has some of the film's most outrageously funny and inspired moments.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    By the time this irresistible treat is over, it has created some of the funniest moments and most inspired visual humor and design we may expect to experience at the movies all year. [30 Mar 1988]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    On the screen, the rip-roaring rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch retains all the excitement and energy it had on stage while adding depth, clarity and emotional texture.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    The film's immense cast and crew, headed by director Michael Bay, writer Randall Wallace and stars Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale, blend artistry and technology to create a blockbuster entertainment that has passion, valor and tremendous action.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Superb.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Deliciously funny and fiendishly clever con-man comedy that begins on a note of ingenuity that it then sustains with the tension of a high-wire act.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    A thoroughly original accomplishment of a high artistic order, Northfork features flawless, spare production design by Ichelle Spitzig and the Polish brothers' father, Del, and cinematographer M. David Mullen's striking images slide effortlessly into Dalí-like Surrealism.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    It was this ineffably poignant semiautobiographical reverie that unleashed fully Fellini's shimmering, flowing poetic style, echoed perfectly in a plaintive score by Fellini's potently evocative collaborator, Nino Rota.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    AKA
    Among the most sophisticated, fully realized and satisfying films of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    A brilliantly conceived epic fable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    An unforgettable experience from yet another filmmaker who is making South Korean cinema one of the most vibrant of any emerging on the international scene.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Every element of The Mother, directed by Roger Michell and written by Hanif Kureishi, fits together with perfection. The film's staging -- the way its settings create a world that allows for striking images that echo the psychological interplay of its people, the way in which every performance could not be any better -- is awe-inspiring.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    In its vitality and finesse, Maria Full of Grace is all of a piece -- and both artistically and spiritually itself full of grace.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    Charged by a passion for life, A Home at the End of the World is a major achievement.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    The film is a glittering triumph of personal expression at its most elegant and opulent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Thomas
    “Donnie Darko" was one of the best pictures released in 2001. Now that it has returned in a 20-minute longer--and richer -- director's cut, it seems sure to be ranked as one of the key American films of the decade.