Luke Y. Thompson

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For 443 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Luke Y. Thompson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Superman
Lowest review score: 0 Unfaithful
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 443
443 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Rare is the star vehicle that is as poorly matched to its star as Drillbit Taylor, which casts Owen Wilson as a homeless Army deserter and con man, able to fool people into believing he's both a substitute teacher and a master of hand-to-hand combat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Where Bowling for Columbine is at its most valuable is in its examination of America's culture of fear as a root cause of gun violence.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    If you've never seen a Sandler movie, however, this isn't the one to start with. Proceed only if you're sure you like the guy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Feels dated in the post-9/11 world. But it would have felt passé and unnecessary regardless; it's the sort of film Michael Dudikoff, Chuck Norris and their ilk cranked out on a near-monthly basis when Reagan was president.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    If the Star Wars movies have taught us anything, it's that waiting 20 years for a new sequel by a guy named George can lead to disappointment.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    For folks who like a genuinely tense suspense film with heavy doses of black humor, however, this ought to do it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Ferrell and Warner, however, are distractions--the obligatory dose of "eccentricity" thrown in as seasoning to make the real story more digestible. But they serve instead as irritants; too much spice, if you will.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    A top-notch cast compensates for dubious credibility.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Isn't a bad movie by conventional standards, just a boring one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    The movie is therefore better than it ought to be, but without Douglas, it ought not to be at all
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's a visually poetic style, and likely to find hardcore devotees, especially among the ranks of Terence Malick and Marc Forster fans. Others will just find it painfully slow.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    As by-the-numbers as VCR instructions. And, inexplicably, it's also a blast.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Initially artsy, then campy, then tense, it would have worked better if writer-directors Peter and Michael Spierig had kept everything serious and let the inherent absurdism of zombie attacks speak for itself without additional ironic comment.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    No one in a McCulloch movie is ever normal -- most of the humor comes from characters saying or doing the weirdest thing you could possibly come up with in any given circumstance, and if that kind of humor's your bag, there's frequently a lot to enjoy in the bizarre antics of Green and Jason Lee,
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    If you can roll with these moments, the rest of the film pays off, but even with a relatively happy ending (one that, given the characters in question, may not last), it's a heck of a downer for date night.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's arguably more "artful" to move at a snail's pace, but at the risk of tedium?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's not a movie one feels like hating, but the Hindi musical numbers aren't enough to elevate this over, say, "Pretty Woman."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    The film has a gritty, grainy look that matches the book's raw texture, and keeps the violence and drug abuse from ever looking slick or appealing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    This reboot smartly doesn't try to escalate the material to bigger and better status, keeping things small and scrappy and relying on the fighters to be the best special effects.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Lee's new racial satire starts out strong but loses its way.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    If Chicken Little were in 3-D, shown in a theme park as you sit in motion simulators, the lame gags might not be so much of a problem.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Fortunately for the brothers, when your protagonist is personified as Jack Black, you can get away with a lot.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    What we're left with is half a movie about a cocky up-and-comer, and half a movie that could be one of those MTV Diary of... specials on Jerry Seinfeld.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Mifune's radical stylings belie its clichéd core.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    A scattershot "urban" take on "Airplane!," Soul Plane misfires with its jokes at least as often as it hits (and less often than Snoop Dogg hits a joint), but when it works, laughs are generated.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Yes, there are more cheap shocks this time around, and they're fun to watch, but you'll have forgotten most of them by the time you make it out to your car.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Director Ali Abbasi excels at atmosphere, understanding that any beautiful landscape can be made terrifying with the right sound design and that a cut to a silent interior can be as jarring as any jump scare. His script, unfortunately, is not as interesting.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Their (Tunney and Nelson) interplay is what saves the movie, and possibly should have been expanded upon to the exclusion of the other plot points.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Unfortunately, the movie fails to fully make sense, which may be because it's based on a French novel (If Only It Were True by Marc Levy).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Nothing deeper than a stale retread, it seems. And this is coming from a critic who listed the original "Charlie's Angels" movie as one of the top five films of 2000.

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