Luke Y. Thompson
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For 422 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 5 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: 75 out of 422
422 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    Spielberg can never top this. Period.
    • Dallas Observer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    Perfectly capturing the zeitgeist of American high school life in the '80s, complete with a Rubik's cube reference, the funny and occasionally harsh Fast Times, with all due apologies to John Hughes and Mickey Rooney, may be the greatest teen movie ever made (even though Cates was the only real teen).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    Doesn't just kick your ass. It pummels your entire body; it leaves you trembling.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    It would be a masterpiece in any language.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    If not the best superhero movie ever, it's definitely in the top 3. Reeve will forever be Superman to most of us.
    • Dallas Observer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    The movie's scares are intense, but the notion that the Terminator would move on to politics is even more frightening.
    • Dallas Observer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Horror fans and those who just plain enjoy a well-told story should thank the cinematic gods. Session 9 is not only the scariest movie of the year, but also perhaps the most easy to believe since the first "Blair Witch."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    No B-movie fan, save perhaps the extremely obsessive for whom this is old hat, should miss it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Some of the finest ensemble acting this year.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    The film's biggest strength is the same characteristic that may cause people to underrate it: that the group of friends we watch onscreen feel not like England's greatest actors showing off, but rather a group of friends who have indeed known each other for years through life's little triumphs and large tragedies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Ought to gain some viewers here with its dark sense of humor and stylish cinematography by Jan Malir. Director Jan Hrebejk names Mike Leigh as an influence, but frankly he's way cooler.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    If you're a fan of C.S. Lewis' Narnia books, all you need to know is this: Disney has done right by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It's impossible to imagine it done much better, in fact.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Though not as visually impressive as comparable Terry Gilliam fare such as Jabberwocky, the verbal wit is fast and abundant (abetted with cameos by Billy Crystal, Peter Cook and Mel Smith), and you'd better believe the midnight movie crowd will remember almost all of it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    By boiling the characters down to the most basic emotions and eliminating lifestyle-specific idiosyncrasies, we can enter the world of the story with ease.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Spectacular entertainment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    It's a work of art for sure, but a sadistic one. Oldboy is one of the year's best; it just isn't for everyone. If you're still interested, go for it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Robin Williams just may have found the greatest role of his career. Playing beautifully both to fans and haters, Williams' Sy is a character you don't know whether to hug or go vigilante on his ass, a balance Bob Hoskins couldn't quite capture in "Felicia's Journey."
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    The original retains its dark tone and deadly serious anti-war message. For today's moviegoing audiences, this may not be your daddy's Godzilla movie, but chances are your granddaddy could teach you a thing or two about the context.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Beautiful to watch and universal in theme by any name.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    The makers of this film are clearly fans, and they've put more heart and genuine humor into this piece than Paramount has into the original franchise in years.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Bottom line: It's hilarious, vicious, offensive, thoroughly profane and a joy to watch, just like you'd expect. Be sure to sit through the end credits for a bonus song from Kim Jong-il to Alec Baldwin.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    The first great film of 2005.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    Almost two and a half hours long, and mostly consists of calm conversations. But don't be deterred, or you'll miss out on a study of character, class and changing times that puts Robert Altman's stodgy "Gosford Park" to shame.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    The deep thematic concerns are never fully developed, but the characters are, and the story compels. Also, the movie's pretty scary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    Sentimental, overbearing, flag-waving--and a crowd-pleaser.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    The acting is superb across the board, especially from Adebimpe.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    Delivers a quick buzz, lots of stuff to look at, and a totally nonnutritious joy that can only be attained with the aid of artificial flavorings and Yellow #5. In a nutshell, it's the perfect summer movie.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    May not seem to be your typical Wes Craven movie. It's not really horror, there are no marketable monsters, and unlike "Cursed," "Scream 3" and other recent Craven offerings, it's actually an enjoyable time at the movies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    Herzog is primarily interested in Treadwell the filmmaker, but you'll likely be fascinated with him as a human being.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    In the grand scheme of things, Goblet of Fire is perhaps closest to the original "Sorcerer's Stone."

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