For 286 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Luke Y. Thompson's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Raiders of the Lost Ark
Lowest review score: 10 A Sound of Thunder
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 44 out of 286
286 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    The skeleton's a hoot, and the score, credited to the solo-monikered Valentino, is pitch-perfect. Some judicious editing would make a huge improvement, however, because even at 90 minutes, it feels like Blamire's stretching the joke a bit thin.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    The opening credits -- animated sequences that spoof airline safety cards -- are a high point, but if you're not a prude, the rest of the flick ain't bad either.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    The problem with Spartan isn't so much that it's mediocre, but that it could be a whole lot better.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    That there's moral ambiguity to his actions represents some sort of step up from the cinematic norm. Alas, Christopher Walken has very little to do as Creasy's best buddy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Kaena resembles the Jim Henson fantasy in many ways, from its visual imagination and creature design to the hideousness of its more humanoid characters (except Kaena, who's a babe) and the general mediocrity of the voice acting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    To call it a conservative or Republican film would be inaccurate: For one thing, it celebrates (gasp!) multiculturalism and diversity. For another, the closest it ever comes to expressing a political viewpoint is when a metal sculptor advocates more art education in schools.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's moderately compelling drama, but also fairly static stuff, image-wise.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    A surprisingly efficient B-grade revenge pic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    If you can cast all semblance of logic aside, it's sort of fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Saw
    It's brutal horror, where anyone can die at any time, and gorehounds will love it. Average folks may find it too intense.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's all fairly brilliantly twisted, but it seems that series creator Don Mancini has utterly given up on scares -- there's only one decent shock toward the very end.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Director Stephen T. Kay (The Last Time I Committed Suicide) busts off some cool shots, and Eric Kripke's story is pretty sound until the finale. Worth a look for horror fans, but nothing classic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Assisted Living's overall mix doesn't quite jell, though there are worthwhile moments.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Certainly delivers violence and heroics, but not in a way everyone is going to enjoy -- it's brutal and harrowing.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Silly, yes, but sweet and fun too.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    The movie works while you watch it, with plenty of scares both sudden and psychological.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Robert Rodriguez and his kids conjure up a charming 3-D fantasy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    John Leguizamo, in a rare watchable performance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    This movie is, essentially, porn, and whether it's a turn-on is likely to be subjective to each viewer. Those who find traditional porn too artificial should be pleased.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    The movie does find fresh ways to tweak the formula, making it more than the sum of its broad strokes.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Definitely merits its R rating with a fearless approach that will earn genuine laughs as it turns a few stomachs. Yes, a Rob Schneider movie that's funny. Strange but true.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Either a bit more humor or a bit more heart could exponentially improve things.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Perhaps realizing that rare performances in snoozers like "The Horse Whisperer" and "The Last Castle" weren't doing him (Redford) any favors, he seems to have entered a new phase in his career, with a wealth of old man roles now open to him. He was very good in last year's "The Clearing;" he's better in this.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Lee, who played the retro groove thang broadly in "Undercover Brother," dives so wholeheartedly and unironically into this movie about, yes, roller disco, that any faults seem minor.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Many of the dilemmas that are established never pay off, and there is no clear protagonist or antagonist. To make matters even murkier, the movie is poorly shot in visually uninteresting locations with constant soft focus. That said, it's also damn funny.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Luke Y. Thompson
    Levin's on-camera presence is warm, wry and even-tempered, and he never feels the need to rub anything in.
    • 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.