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Bob Thomas

Bob Thomas
Bob Thomas's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jam! Movies, Associated Press

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% The Year of Living Dangerously (1983) Memorable in Gallipoli and Road Warrior, Mel Gibson establishes his leading-man status.‐ Associated Press
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100% Local Hero (1983) Lancaster gets better with age; he is capital as the magnate with equal passions for astronomy and moneymaking. Peter Riegert is effective as his ambassador, and the Scottish actors are refreshing and adept.‐ Associated Press
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No Score Yet Second Thoughts (1983) There's nothing wacky about Second Thoughts except the reasoning that caused it to be made.‐ Associated Press
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0% Monsignor (1982) [A] mean-spirited film that might be considered sacrilegious were it not so ludicrous.‐ Associated Press
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67% Tempest (1982) Mazursky lets it all run too long, by a half-hour at least, but he also offers a menu of rare delights.‐ Associated Press
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55% Best Friends (1982) There are lots of laughs in the script by Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, as well as wry insights into modern relationships.‐ Associated Press
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No Score Yet A Little Sex (1982) The script by Robert DeLaurentis sometimes loses focus, but first time director Bruce Paltrow has staged it with handsome backdrops and attractive players.‐ Associated Press
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93% 48 HRS (1982) What makes it work are Walter Hill's switchblade-sharp direction, and the inspired teaming of Nolte and Murphy.‐ Associated Press
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81% The Pirates of Penzance (1983) The singing is full and rich, the casting inspired.‐ Associated Press
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89% Tootsie (1982) Both [Garr and Lange] are excellent, and Miss Lange continues her promise to become a superstar of the 1980s.‐ Associated Press
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100% Without a Trace (1983) There is a beautifully sustained performance from Kate Nelligan as the mother who would not abandon hope.‐ Associated Press
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77% Sophie's Choice (1982) Sophie's Choice is a rare film, literate, deeply moving and gifted with an absolutely awe-inspiring performance by Meryl Streep.‐ Associated Press
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67% Table for Five (1983) Table for Five, like Kramer vs. Kramer and Ordinary People, explores familial relationships with warmth and compassion.‐ Associated Press
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100% The Missionary (1982) The Missionary is a slice of English whimsy, often hilarious, sometimes merely outrageous.‐ Associated Press
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65% Frances (1982) There was material for a profound human tragedy in her life, but three writers were unable to uncover it. The result is an almost ludicrous parody of the Old Hollywood.‐ Associated Press
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92% Diner (1982) Diner is an absolute gem of a movie. Evocations of the American 1950 s have been filmed before, but none has provided more fidelity and warm good humor.‐ Associated Press
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98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) This is a real movie, with all those elements that have proved sure-fire through history; Laughter, tears, involvement, thrills, wonderment. Steven Spielberg also adds a message: Human beings and spacelings should learn to co-exist.‐ Associated Press
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78% Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) The novelty value wears thin, and attention wanders as the plot turns grow more obscure. But there are enough outrageous gags to please the faithful.‐ Associated Press
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96% The Verdict (1982) Paul Newman has the role of his later career. He uses none of his blue-eyed charm, and scarcely ever smiles except while telling bar jokes. He IS the bruised Frank Galvin, and you feel for him with every shot of Irish whiskey and every legal defeat.‐ Associated Press
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53% Light of Day (1987) Light of Day flounders because of Schrader's simplistic symbolism: the rebellious children, the unhearing mother, the lifeless father. The story limps from one predictable scene to the next.‐ Associated Press
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71% Urban Cowboy (1980) As in Saturday Night Fever and Grease, [Travolta] plays a blustery, not-too-bright, young man with an electric personality that is fascinating to watch.‐ Associated Press
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97% Lost in America (1985) Brooks, who wrote the script with Monica Johnson, is a highly original comedic spirit.‐ Associated Press
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59% Year of the Dragon (1985) The bottom line: Year of the Dragon is a first-rate cops vs the mob melodrama that restores Michael Cimino's reputation as a gifted filmmaker.‐ Associated Press
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4/4 89% Rain Man (1988) Barry Levinson directs in masterful style It is his best effort in what promises to be a distinguished career.‐ Associated Press
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54% Annie (1982) Now for some good news: Aileen Quinn makes a perfect Annie, recalling Shirley Temple with her room-lighting smile and perky manner.‐ Associated Press
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74% The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) The period drama is richly textured and acted with intensity by Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons and a superior cast.‐ Associated Press
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72% Personal Best (1982) The leads are convincingly athletic, the characters well drawn.‐ Associated Press
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85% Tex (1982) The characters are vividly real, especially the confused, searching Tex of Matt Dillon, a natural-born star, and the solid, sensible Mason of Jim Metzler, who is also destined for an important career.‐ Associated Press
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85% Pennies From Heaven (1981) Literal-minded moviegoers will find it easy to hate Pennies from Heaven. But those willing to go along with the device will find the film a source of constant surprise and delight.‐ Associated Press
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94% Sharky's Machine (1981) Sharky's Machine marks Burt Reynolds' emergence as a first-class director of urban action-drama. With the skill of a veteran, he pilots a rollercoaster ride from one breath-taking sequence to another, with occasional pauses for romance and humor.‐ Associated Press
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88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Director Nicholas Meyer handles the human factor as deftly as the space hardware.‐ Associated Press
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No Score Yet Priest Of Love (1981) That fine actor, lan McKellen, who bears a startling resemblence to Lawrence, is unable to make him attractive.‐ Associated Press
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40% Yes, Giorgio (1982) Those who appreciate sentiment, gorgeous photography and full-throated singing will have a treat.‐ Associated Press
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No Score Yet The Escape Artist (1982) The Escape Artist is a glorious idea gone awry, yet it remains a pleasant 98 minutes in the theater.‐ Associated Press
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92% On Golden Pond (1981) On Golden Pond is a rare and beautiful movie, radiating with humanity. Ernest Thompson has adroitly adapted his successful play to the screen, adding pictorial scope without sacrificing the human interplay.‐ Associated Press
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94% Gregory's Girl (1981) Bill Forsyth, formerly a maker of industrial films, made Gregory's Girl for $400,000 with a cast of non-professionals. It provides more pure entertainment than many of Hollywood's overproduced epics.‐ Associated Press
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84% Quest for Fire (1981) Quest for Fire contains a uniqueness rarely seen in the homogenous product of today's film industry.‐ Associated Press
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No Score Yet I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982) I Ought to Be in Pictures is a slender but endearing Neil Simon comedy-drama, reflecting the human side of the prolific writer.‐ Associated Press
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No Score Yet Split Image (1982) The solution is a bit pat and anticlimactic, but it is heartening to find a movie that concerns itself with real and present social issues.‐ Associated Press
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20% I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982) Clayburgh has become the leading portrayer of the troubled modern woman, and once more she is totally persuasive. The trouble lies in the David Rabe script‐ Associated Press
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80% Deathtrap (1982) Deathtrap, like many intricate stage thrillers, reveals its artifice on the screen but remains crackling good fun.‐ Associated Press
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70% Yol (The Way) (1982) The result is not merely a document against the military government of Turkey. It is an intensely human story of three lives entangled in tradition and vengeance.‐ Associated Press
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95% Reds (1981) Beatty gives the performance of his lifetime as the erratic, possessed Reed, and his grasp of the direction of an epic film is truly astonishing.‐ Associated Press
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83% Absence Of Malice (1981) Absence Of Malice is a well-acted, smoothly paced melodrama that suffers from an illogical premise.‐ Associated Press
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82% The Man from Snowy River (1982) The Man from Snowy River is worth a small "yippee!" It's a real honest-to-goodness western, the likes of which haven't been seen in these parts for a long spell.‐ Associated Press
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85% Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) Some of the sketches are inspired... Some of the sketches are merely loud and boring the Pythons are at their unfunniest in drag. Even devout Pythonians might question some of the items.‐ Associated Press
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76% Taps (1981) Taps is a well crafted and original film about the perils of false heroes and uncontrolled militarism.‐ Associated Press
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92% Night Shift (1982) Winkler is perfect as the redeemed nerd, and Keaton is a super find, bristling with raw energy. Director Ron Howard sometimes takes the easy route to a laugh, drawing from his wealth of sitcom experience, but he also pays attention to his characters.‐ Associated Press
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96% Victor Victoria (1982) Victor Victoria is a marvelous mixture of genders, a blatant attack on sexual attitudes that is both challenging and hilarious.‐ Associated Press
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89% Time Bandits (1981) The film lacks what Garland, Lahr, Haley, Bolger, et al, had in abundance: humanity and charm.‐ Associated Press
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