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
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    There's nothing particularly wrong with this whole setup; it's just very by-the-numbers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    The setup's a bit reminiscent of "The English Patient" -- except that Beart's much easier on the eyes and ears than Ralph Fiennes is -- but Strayed is even slower moving, if you can believe it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Like most films of its type, Something New is not tough to sit through, but the thought of paying full price to see it isn't especially desirable.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    The fights are mostly cool, save the final one with too many quick cuts, and the morphing graffiti and tattoos are nifty. If only the rest of it weren't so stupid.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Unfortunately, it's also pretty banal -- translating the songs into English reveals just how dull their lyrics and sentiments really are. The colors are pretty though.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Your individual tolerance for Jimmy Buffett music will determine how well all the scenes set to his music go down.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The movie's not without moments of genuine humor--no comedy starring Steve Martin could be--but sad to say, his Oscar-hosting gig two years ago was funnier.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Film falls into the same trap as the book: a moderately interesting setup ultimately undone by an ending that makes the audience feel like fools for investing any sympathy with the characters.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's not a terrible premise -- It is, however, terribly executed.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    It isn't until Joe starts getting confident and cocky that Allen starts to feel a little more natural in the role, and by then the movie's plot has all but evaporated into a series of wispy gags that barely register.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Is The Break-Up worth your time? Let's put it this way: Whenever Vaughn is onscreen, it is. When he's not, it ain't. The movie's a comedy, but it's also about a breakup, so it gets a bit maudlin toward the end.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Rebound isn't funny.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Some fairly standard shenanigans ensue, and when the clichéd high school culture clash stuff stops, there's clichéd cop movie stuff going on.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    No less amusing than an average sitcom, but that's certainly not reason enough to buy a ticket.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Stallone's script is well structured, though the jaw-droppingly banal dialogue gives us little reason to care.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    High Tension often feels like a ’70s exploitation movie in the best sense; unfortunately, the ending is so bad that it mars everything that comes before.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Nothing worse than a silly movie that takes itself seriously, that bores us to death while we wait for the finale that comes too late.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's hard to see why her audience seems so much more rabid than that of other, funnier comics. The secret seems to be in her appeal to the gay community.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Too bad it isn't quite funny enough to be mistaken for "Jackass."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's not a bad film, exactly, just a confused one, too violent to be a straight romance and too focused on aid relief to be an ass-kicking action flick.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Isn't quite as offensive as it sounds, nor is it in any way rousing; Spacey and Bridges are watchable, but nothing more.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The next time Irwin wants to make a feature, however, he should find a director who knows how.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    "Center of the World" portrays a much more believable example of what happens when a computer nerd realizes that his erotic fantasies aren't the same thing as love.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The prettiest Dogme film to date may be the one that has the least to say.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Since we know most of this cast is capable of acting, one must assume they received little instruction. Even if they did, who could blame them for not listening? After all, they are dealing with a script that tries to play scenes featuring drunken ghosts with silly accents for tragedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Spends most of its 114 minutes on the making of a demo tape. People in a studio, rapping and recording. If you're going to watch that, wouldn't you prefer it to be Dr. Dre, or Lil Jon, or whoever, rather than actors pretending to be their kind?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Where "Twin Falls" was slow, brooding and haunting in a manner that fit the subject matter -- the imminent death of one of the principal characters -- Jackpot is just slow and uneventful, like a cross-country Greyhound bus trip that never stops.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Roberto Schaefer's cinematography keeps things visually interesting, but spending an hour and a half with a gloomy, static lunatic hardly makes for a scintillating evening out, no matter how pretty she may be.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The bottom line, however, is that cheap and unoriginal as The Gift may be, it sucks you in.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's dull enough to make a Mormon fidget.

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