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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Luke Y. Thompson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Spirited Away
Lowest review score: 0 Unfaithful
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 422
422 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    Probably like nothing you've ever seen before. In a cool world, it would be guaranteed not only the Best Animated Feature Oscar, but Best Picture as well.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    Spielberg can never top this. Period.
    • Dallas Observer
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    The final product is great populist entertainment and may even leave audiences with a feeling of comfort, however fleeting, in the knowledge that corrupt corporations don't always win
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Y. Thompson
    It isn't your typical scary movie--there are no "boo!" moments--but it may gradually creep you out and perhaps even more after you've seen it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    In the Harry Potter film series thus far, The Sorcerer's Stone remains the strongest, perhaps because the first look at any rich new world is almost always going to be more groundbreaking than its sequels. But Prisoner of Azkaban is a worthy and stylistically different follow-up, where Chamber of Secrets often felt like an unimaginative retread.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    In the grand scheme of things, Goblet of Fire is perhaps closest to the original "Sorcerer's Stone."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Y. Thompson
    Five or six lives might have felt more concise; nine test the patience a bit, though it is impressive that each is composed of a single Steadicam shot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    Consider it an athletic contest of the mind--ESPN does, as the sports network regularly televises the finals.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Y. Thompson
    The directing's a bit obtrusive, but the script and the acting gets to the heart of Mamet's glorious obsession with macho B.S.
    • Dallas Observer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    Christopher Guest only wishes he could nail a parody/homage as smart and deadpan as this, but while his ensemble improvisation movies are increasingly full of mighty wind, Winterbottom's is consistently smart and silly without becoming caricature.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Luke Y. Thompson
    Some of the finest ensemble acting this year.
    • New Times (L.A.)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    The pleasure is in watching veteran star Bouquet and the versatile Berling go at it -- they even seem to look alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    The sensitive art-house viewer should be warned: Though slow-moving at first, the film ends in explosions and violent death, with a level of sadism that will undoubtedly prove too intense for some viewers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Y. Thompson
    Part of the problem may be the use of non-actors in most of the roles. They look like real people, and they are entirely believable, but none has any kind of star charisma.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    The inspiration appears to be equal parts "Looney Tunes" and Capcom video games like "Street Fighter II." All the energy that was missing from the recent "Mask" sequel is here, and then some.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Y. Thompson
    Jones and Pepper are no Eastwood and Wallach, but the fact that one even thinks to make such a comparison speaks highly of the work here.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Luke Y. Thompson
    Good, goofy fun, but given the attendant hype, there may be a danger of excessively high expectations from horror fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    One of the few unanimously acclaimed classics of Japanese animation.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Luke Y. Thompson
    Roll with any stylistic difficulties you might initially have, and prepare to be awed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Luke Y. Thompson
    Doesn't just kick your ass. It pummels your entire body; it leaves you trembling.

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