Luke Y. Thompson

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For 442 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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Luke Y. Thompson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Terminator
Lowest review score: 0 Slackers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 442
442 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Salva directs cheap thrills effectively, but his own apparent desires come off more frightening than any winged demon.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The movie is perhaps most successful as a preview of greater things to come from both Hughley and Union.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's technically a well-made film: Chandrasekhar, who directed, gives it the look of a studio feature on a sizably smaller budget. It's just the script that betrays its cast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    This mean-spirited little comedy actually isn't bad.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Joe Morton, Linda Hunt and Kathy Bates show up in supporting roles, only to have Costner's flagging energy drag them down, too.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Eternal promises kink and delivers next to nothing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Director Dwight Little, who has made many mediocre films as well as the gleefully gory Robert Englund version of "The Phantom of the Opera," gets at least one thing right -- he really does take time to establish the characters.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    So long as they're only stupidly endangering themselves along the way, it's easy to watch this with a sort of libertarian detachment. It's also annoyingly predictable this time around, though the leads at first maintain their strong chemistry and essential likability.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Several visual nods to the game are amusing, but it's tough to recommend the movie to anyone who doesn't already own a PlayStation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The sappy trappings that director Raymond De Felitta piles onto the burgeoning romance story line kills any spark that remains, despite the best efforts of the cast to keep it real.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    A key problem here is that the film is adapting a short story, and, as such, has to pad it out to feature length -- it still comes in at a scant 82 minutes, about 52 minutes too long.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Full of fits and starts, it never really gets going, stalling at every turn without even giving us enough of what we paid to see -- Snoop Dogg and gore.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The heist itself is quite nicely filmed herein, but unfortunately, getting to it requires sitting through a bunch of noisy, fussy crap, from the overly busy soundtrack to the irritating narration of stoned guy Leonardo Nam.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Imagine a feature-length version of the "Large Marge" sequence from "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and you won't be too far off, only that was scarier.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Jovovich isn't at her best, but that's mainly because her character is required to be in shock most of the movie, except when she remembers that she's a Charlie's Angel, or happily sheds clothing to maintain that R-rating. Frankly, most of us can live with that.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Taylor and Pearce just aren't believable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    A film you can dump your kids off at the mall to see in order to get peace and quiet for an hour and a half.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Hilarity should ensue, but it doesn't.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    This is fun for a while, but the ending is so ridiculous, and obvious, as to sully all the small joys that come before it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Unless you count "Lilo & Stitch," this is the first of several surfer-girl movies out of the gate, and it seems clear that in the rush to put it out there, a script was the last thing on Universal's mind.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    What this Reagan movie really needed was . . . more Reagan. None of his admirers have his charisma, and none of the footage here is surprising. Fox News could easily produce a better film.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    For better or worse -- plenty of both, in fact --it's a movie that has a coherent vision. It's a shame that vision just doesn't happen to be very interesting.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The big-screen surround-sound effects are nice; too bad they're the only aspect of the film that's ready to rumble. And parents, be warned: There's an astonishing amount of bloodletting for a PG-13 film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    Be forewarned: The rural Irish accents may be incomprehensible to viewers who aren't accustomed to them.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    You will regret paying money to see something that unfolds rather like something you'd watch on TV when you're ill and bedridden and confronted with nothing else but daytime soaps.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    If sudden loud noises, relentless strobe lights, digital hallucinations and mutilated corpses make you jump, and you feel that nothing more is required for a good time at the movies, welcome to Feardotcom.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Luke Y. Thompson
    The budget is low and the acting grade C at best, but director Lorena David stages one or two genuinely impressive stunts, and the script, by newbies Scott Duncan and Ned Kerwin, manages to skillfully maintain the plot's central mystery all the way to the end.

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