Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Kevin Thomas's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0/5 63% The Big Blue (1988) "Such a total disaster that it would have been an act of kindness for all concerned to have never released it. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 16, 2012
4/5 100% Atlantic City (1980) ""Atlantic City" is a sophisticated fairy tale, beautifully acted and beautiful to behold; it is as funny as it is touching. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 7, 2012
4/5 50% Shadow Glories (2001) "A powerful and distinctive commentary on the addictiveness of violence. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
5/5 91% The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) "Although reams have been written about the mutilation of Orson Welles' second feature, what remains of it is nevertheless a major accomplishment. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 30, 2012
2/5 13% Animal Behavior (1989) "Allen and Assante are so terrific together you regret that "Animal Behavior," goes for whimsy and sentimentality rather than the screwball humor and sophistication of "Bringing Up Baby." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2012
3/5 50% The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2011) "There are plenty of twists and just as many bad guys speaking in a wide variety of accents. It's handsome, large-scale escapist fare - and has as its costar the formidable, versatile Kristin Scott Thomas. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 71% Dzi Croquettes (2009) ""Dzi Croquettes" is both a tribute and a terrific entertainment. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2.5/5 64% Young Goethe In Love (2011) "It drowns in swoony clich├ęs. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 4, 2011
69% Ra. One (2011) "Anubhav Sinha's exhilarating fantasy "Ra.One" is Bollywood at its best. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2011
2.5/5 78% Project X (1987) ""Project X" reflects quality and care throughout, but its elements don't quite mesh. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 26, 2011
4/5 90% Daylight (2011) "Replete with superior acting and visual splendor, the film is a fine instance of the overly familiar made fresh. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2/5 36% Finding Joe (2011) "Solomon's approach places didacticism over revelation. The film is weighed down by a barrage of declarations from zealots in which wisdom is intertwined with the self-evident and platitudinous. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2011
3.5/5 No Score Yet There Was Once... (2011) "Much in this wholly absorbing and poignant documentary is familiar from numerous previous Holocaust accounts, but Mago and her quiet sense of moral obligation provides a fresh perspective. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2011
4/5 38% Programming The Nation? (2011) "Profoundly disturbing, as ambitious as it is provocative. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet The Neighbor "An unabashed art film, demanding, with a measured pace and much ambiguity. It does possess some fine acting and a handsome look. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2011
4/5 41% Special Treatment (2011) "Complex, compassionate and endlessly illuminating... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3.5/5 55% Mr. Nice (2011) "Though the film takes a while to cast its spell, writer-director-cinematographer Bernard Rose's close observation of Marks and those around him becomes increasingly involving and allows Rose to comment on the widespread failure of the war on drugs. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 11, 2011
4/5 81% Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2011) "Chang Chia-lu's intricate script bristles with wit and suspense; the film from start to finish is a terrific entertainment. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 2, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Politics Of Love (2011) "Inevitably, there's a twinge in watching a movie centered on an election that inspired such high hopes from today's troubled perspective, but on its own terms, "Politics of Love" emerges as an amusing entertainment. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2011
5/5 80% Darwin ""Darwin" is a beautiful, elegiac work with unexpected impact and meaning. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 19, 2011
5/5 88% The Hedgehog (2011) "An exquisite, intimate film of restraint and delicacy. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 19, 2011
4/5 80% The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011) "With "The Myth of the American Sleepover," first-time writer-director David Robert Mitchell tells a coming-of-age tale with such freshness and such bemused insight it's as if it has never been told before. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Singham (2011) "Bollywood fans are more likely than not to be able to go with "Singham's'" lengthy - but lively - ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2011
4/5 89% Passione (2011) "A beautifully structured and photographed film, John Turturro's rapturous "Passione" offers a vibrant exploration and celebration of Neapolitan music in all its grit and glory... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2011
2/5 14% The Ledge (2011) "A film that's ultimately sabotaged by its own heavy-handed screenplay. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 8, 2011
3.5/5 91% Delhi Belly (2011) "Akshat Verma's script is imaginative and funny, the film's stars are engaging and "Delhi Belly" adds up to pleasing escapist fare. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 1, 2011
4/5 96% Leap Year (2011) ""Leap Year" might be too much for some audiences, but it is a potent and surprising work. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 1, 2011
3/5 20% Double Dhamaal (2011) "The film is amiably silly, gaudy and even pleasantly diverting for the non-Hindi-speaking viewer who realizes that the verbal gags that elicited laughter in the original language tend to elude translation via English subtitles. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 27, 2011
4/5 73% The Names of Love (2011) "So many actresses are asked to be adorable even in their characters' most exasperating moments, but few pull it off as well as Forestier. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 24, 2011
3.5/5 54% Farmageddon (2011) "An eye-popping wake-up call revealing how the USDA and FDA have increasingly waged war on America's small farmers even when they can prove they are contributing healthful products to our food supply. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2011
4/5 80% Road To Nowhere (2011) "A stylish, shimmering neo-noir with a multi-layered narrative for which the director's longtime collaborator Steven Gaydos has written an exceedingly elliptical and challenging script. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2011
4/5 83% !Women Art Revolution (2011) "An astute mix of interviews with artists, critics and experts on the movement. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2011
2/5 53% Empire of Silver (2011) "Makes for unwieldy melodrama, rather than the enthralling epic it might have been. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2011
4/5 79% Earthwork (2011) ""Earthwork" takes an unexpected swerve but one that adds layers of meaning and emotion to a film that is as beautiful and wrenching as it is unassuming. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2011
4/5 50% Spork (2011) "For all its poignancy, "Spork" never loses sight of its goal to be zesty, sharp-witted fun. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2011
2/5 0% An Invisible Sign (2011) "Agrelo clumsily attempts to play jaunty larkiness against somber situations. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2011
3.5/5 53% The High Cost of Living (2011) "Chow and her actors are so gifted that this fragile situation escapes contrivance to become a poignant, romantic and deftly nuanced revelation of character and emotions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2011
3/5 38% Skateland (2011) "Manages to offer a particularly affecting, well-observed portrait of young people coming of age in an east Texas town in the 1980s. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2011
4/5 61% Forks Over Knives (2011) "Explains in unflinching detail how we damage ourselves through our eating habits yet insists that it is within our grasp to change course. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2011
4/5 56% Jumping the Broom (2011) "Clashes of class within the African American community are not often depicted on the screen, but "Jumping the Broom" tackles them head-on with humor, compassion and plenty of wisdom. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2011
4/5 96% 13 Assassins (2011) "A classic samurai movie, right up there among the finest in the genre. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Zokkomon (2011) "Not only has a light, fanciful touch and superior production design but also more substance and cohesiveness than much Bollywood fare. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 25, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet The Runestone (1991) "For all its pretensions, "The Runestone" is just another routine horror picture featuring a big hairy monster on the loose. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2011
2/5 33% Meeting Spencer (2011) "Mowbray has some fine credits, including "A Private Function," but he and his cast cannot breathe life into such hopeless material. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2011
4/5 93% The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) (2011) "Perched between fiction and documentary, "Le Quattro Volte" is above all a beautiful and profound evocation of the eternal cycles of life and nature. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2011
3.5/5 82% American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011) "Posthumous albums and now this film are securing his legacy and enduring influence. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2011
4/5 33% Exodus Fall (2011) "This graceful, easy-to-take picture is a nifty example of resourceful independent filmmaking, with a perfectly blended ensemble cast in well-drawn roles. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet No eres tu, soy yo (2011) "It has a much lighter, breezier touch than most of its Hollywood counterparts; it's sexy without being crass, easy and relaxed rather than slick. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2011
4/5 82% The Elephant In The Living Room (2011) "This impeccably made film is chock-full of enlightening and sometimes bizarre moments... " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Clash (2011) "A dazzling Vietnamese martial arts movie with a soul, a stylish, gorgeously photographed film in which action sequences are punctuated by serene vistas of natural beauty. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2011
3.5/5 73% Forget Me Not (2011) "A surprisingly affecting experience. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2011
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