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 Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Lowest review score: 0 Waking Up in Reno
Score distribution:
1451 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A crisp, elegantly resonant film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A hoot, a hilarious comedy that's smart and caring, yet sexy and ingenious enough that it just might stir up some of that elusive "Full Monty"-style box-office appeal.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    This altogether remarkable film is as much of a paradox as Nong Toom: at once poetic and sensitive yet as gritty and hard-hitting as any boxing movie.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Although there is real pain and suffering in It All Starts Today, it is too impassioned, too brisk and too embracing of life and human foibles to be depressing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Michael Winterbottom's handsome, uncompromising film. Jude glows with Eccleston's and Winslet's performances and with those in supporting roles.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It's no thigh-slapper like the Rodney Dangerfield's "Back to School," but it's exceptionally good-natured and perceptive, and Harmon, in his first starring screen role, is a real charmer. [22 July 1987]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Pi
    It is a brilliant intellectual adventure that fans of bold independent filmmaking will want to experience, even though the ending is something of a letdown.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    It is the kind of superbly crafted, intelligent entertainment — a classic suspense thriller — that nowadays is as welcome as it is rare.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A stunning reminder of the omnipresence of mortality.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    As audacious as it is compelling and as dark as it is erotic. Its sexuality is explicit, alternately teasing and brutal, and one that is ultimately a cautionary tale.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    What makes this film special, as in his other films, is the getting there. Téchiné is the master of subtle shifts in mood, an acute delineator of psychological interplay, and therefore demands the utmost of his actors.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Flawless contributions by Armstrong's crew make Oscar and Lucinda a vibrant period piece, buoyant yet incisive, and easily sustaining interest, if not generating deep involvement, throughout a just-under two-hour running time. [31Dec1997 Pg.8]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Boldly structured, intensely focused and briskly paced, Alice and Martin has a tremendous emotional density that places the utmost demands upon its actors--and asks a lot of audiences, too.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A diabolically clever psychological suspense movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The Cronenberg trademarks are here in full force, including an outrageous sexual suggestiveness in his bizarre special effects.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Smart and stylish, Disney's Teacher's Pet is one family film that has appeal for adults as well as children.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    To watch this film, in short, can be a transforming experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A work of artistry and craftsmanship at the highest level.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Favreau, who wrote "Swingers," has now directed and written the hilarious Made, which re-teams him with Vaughn. The two play off each other so well that they recall fond memories of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Artfully, even elegantly constructed, Secret Lives skillfully probes issues of conflicting emotions and allegiances in a dark time, yet emerges as a loving affirmation of humanity's remarkable potential for goodness in the face of pervasive evil.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Takes a darkly daring tack that pays off handsomely, providing wholly unexpected dimension that reveals the full measure of Bose's imagination and skill. Smartly designed and richly photographed, this film is an idiosyncratic charmer -- and a lot more.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    A droll, dark Christmas treat for adults, a delightful alternative to the usual holiday-themed fare.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Has all the ingredients for a cult film success but most definitely is not for everyone. It's stylish, sophisticated, venturesome--to say the least.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Crisp and provocative, and no small amount of its pleasure derives from Channing's dazzling performance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    If you don't go expecting the depth and subtlety of a Mike Leigh working-class film, The Full Monty can be heart-warming fun with more serious undertones than you might have expected. [13 August 1997, Calendar, p.F-5]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    The film is an engrossing and original police procedural of bleak, steel-gray images and high style. But be warned: as part of its complex, ever-unfolding plot, it is punctuated with some grisly images.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Commands attention from its very first frame and never lets up right through the fade-out. It is a splendid example of classic screen storytelling with no false steps, and Gansel's understated approach pays off with resounding emotional effect and meaning.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Although the film's narrative line sometimes proves hard to follow, and some of the songs heard on the soundtrack seem to have little to offer beyond sheer noise, Kill Me Later is a gem, even if a little rough around the edges.

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