For 1,404 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 8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Thomas' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Beijing Bicycle
Lowest review score: 0 Eating Out: All You Can Eat
Score distribution:
1,404 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    Bold, acutely observant and universal in its wide-ranging concerns and implications.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    The Stoning of Soraya M. goes well beyond its angry didacticism and its specific indictment of men's oppression of women to achieve the impact of a Greek tragedy through its masterful grasp of suspense and group psychology, and some superb acting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    This fresh and flawless adaptation of an autobiographical story by Davy Rothbart is a joy to behold. Its people are in their 20s, but what they experience is ageless, timeless and universal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A moment had come that had to be seized, which in turn gave birth to the gay rights movement. On June 28, 1970, New York held its first gay parade, and as one of its participants remarks, "Stonewall lives on" in all the gay parades ever since.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A remarkably rich documentary possessing depth, range, insight and compassion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    This fresh, highly original film, inspired by Oliveira's substantially different, never-filmed 1952 script, has been made with the greatest of ease and simplicity and with drollery and wit, yet its underlying impact is profoundly spiritual.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A flawless gem, a gentle yet ultimately ironic meditation on the power of art.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A beautifully structured and photographed film, John Turturro's rapturous Passione offers a vibrant exploration and celebration of Neapolitan music in all its grit and glory, presenting 23 musical numbers that encompass a millennium's worth of influences.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    An exquisite, intimate film of restraint and delicacy.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Thomas
    A teen comedy that actually puts a priority on intelligence and values and spans generations in its appeal, emerging as a special delight for anyone for whom high school was something less than nirvana. [29 Jan 1999, p.6]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Has a great look and an edgy feel, along with some broad swaths of humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Brave and admirable for the trust that it puts in a viewer's intuition and willingness in going along with it right through to its rewarding finish.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Rapp is clearly in sync with Altman's peerless sense of rhythm and knows how to write incisively and economically for Altman's cherished large ensemble casts.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Begins as a shadowy film that progresses from dark to increasing light. It has been stunningly photographed by Eric Gautier and has a wonderfully expressive score composed by Howard Shore.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Splendid entertainment, young in spirit but accomplished in all aspects with the fullness of spirit and sense of ease that comes only with experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Foote pulls off a daring and unexpected finish for The Tavern that takes it to a rigorous, uncompromising level.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    A giddy comic fantasy, full of romance, chicanery and beguiling, sophisticated players.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Tantalizingly structured to intrigue us right from the start.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Amusingly subversive, thanks to sharp writing and direction, by Mandy Nelson and Francine McDougall, respectively.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    A fast, furious and funny fusillade of a movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Ichaso moves easily between a black-and-white past and a full-color present, maintaining a pace as buoyant and rhythmic as the beat of the infectious Latin music that accompanies the film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    An outrageous and imaginative summer comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Grand fantasy, in which Brendan Fraser and stylish design and energetic special effects play off one another for maximum fun.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    None of this intellectualizing is necessary to the simple enjoyment of Storytelling -- provided the viewer has a taste for the pitch-black humor that emerges when Solondz's camera becomes a veritable blowtorch aimed at humanity's myriad failings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    All the more rewarding because of the challenge the material presented.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    Far from seeming dated, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie seems timelier than ever, downright prophetic, for that matter.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    A beautifully articulated and acutely perceptive work with impeccable, carefully shaded performances.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Thomas
    One of the year's riskiest yet most effective films.