Luke Y. Thompson

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For 444 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 7.2 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 Slackers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 444
444 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Assisted Living's overall mix doesn't quite jell, though there are worthwhile moments.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    A film worth your time, and if you know going into it that there's no closure, it'll give you all the more freedom to enjoy what IS there.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    The Broken Lizard types bring the best out of Paxton, only to abandon him in the second half and focus on themselves. A bit more humility might have served them in better stead.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Mostly, Mysterious Skin creeps you out, and not in any kind of fun way. There's an artfulness to it, but it's hard to imagine many viewers actually using the term "enjoyed" or "entertained" in conjunction with it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    If you're one of those people who complained that "Memento" could just as well have been told in chronological order, The Memory of a Killer may be your cup of tea.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Some won't appreciate the mix of tones, but none of the humor cheapens the film's final blow, nor is it designed to condone terrorism in any way.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Fans of Arthur C. Clarke may be pleased, but fans of serious biology may bust out laughing at the goofily rendered aliens who show up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    If you're not in the mood for explicit discussions (and occasional depictions) of the sex life of French adolescents, close your eyes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    There could have been life in the material, but no one involved save Hurt and Collins seems to have taken the time to find it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's arguably more "artful" to move at a snail's pace, but at the risk of tedium?
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Give Care and McFarlane points for trying to do something innovative with the same old thing. But realize that, as spruced up as the facade may be, this movie is indeed still the same old thing.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Paradoxically, this technique both keeps you from getting to know the soldiers better and puts you completely in their boots, understanding directly that (as one character puts it) war is boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Isn't a bad movie by conventional standards, just a boring one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Simmons plays it understated, conveying a sad-sack quality that's more relatable than Charley's irrational catatonia. The movie should have been about him instead.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    There's a lot of imagination at work here; too bad just a little bit of it couldn't have been channeled into the creation of a better narrative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    As a date-night movie for women of 50 or thereabouts, chances are it'll do the trick.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Luke Y. Thompson
    Much of Steamboy is actually reminiscent of "Wild Wild West," with a giant moving tower substituting for the giant spider, and the personalities of Will Smith and Kevin Kline being replaced by . . . no personality at all, really.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Fright fans could do a lot worse than The Eye; the Pangs have talent, but when they realize that a film isn't the same thing as a feature-length commercial, perhaps they'll provide us with some more original visions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Isn't as funny as it should be. Cedric's speech impediment only goes so far -- he's actually funnier in Serving Sara, without having to rely on a big wig to do his acting for him.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    For all its flaws, though, Solaris is a good try, and a definite improvement over the dull remakes Soderbergh has been sleepwalking through lately.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Neorealism it ain't, but if you have a sufficiently long attention span, there are moments of laugh-out-loud absurdity that are worth the price of admission.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    John Leguizamo, in a rare watchable performance.
    • 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.)

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