Bob Thomas

Bob Thomas
Bob Thomas's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Associated Press
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T-Meter Title | Year
93% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) It is hard to recall any film that has put the wide screen to such impressive use. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
62% Out of Africa (1985) There comes a time in movie addicts' lives when their souls cry out for the kind of film that can fill the screen with magnificent vistas, grand passions and charismatic actors. That's why the arrival of Out of Africa is cause for cheering. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
73% The Blues Brothers (1980) The Blues Brothers contains enough energy for 10 movies. Much of it is misdirected, but enough remains to please less demanding movie patrons. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
54% Nothing in Common (1986) Nothing in Common is one of those movies where the whole is unequal to the parts. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
13% Howard the Duck (1986) The plot might have provided a pleasant little fable if done with cartoon characters. But with live actors and a star duck that is not terribly convincing, the film just doesn't make it. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
57% Streets of Laredo (1949) The plot is as familiar as your own hand and there is little new in the action. But somehow the whole thing turns out to be exciting. Maybe it's because of the capable cast. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
24% The River (1984) Sissy Spacek and Mel Gibson suffer admirably as the farm couple, but their roles have no real dimension. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
C- 79% Fight Club (1999) Perhaps it is postmodern filmmaking, whatever that means. In any case, Fight Club remains the ugliest, most inhuman film since Natural Born Killers. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
91% The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) How sweet it is for a reviewer to encounter an unheralded film that gladdens the heart and replenishes the soul The Journey of Natty Gann is one of that rare species It is a well nigh perfect film. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
63% Summer School (1987) An endearing, convulsively funny and faintly thoughtful hot-weather entertainment. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
83% The Sound of Music (1965) The last of the Rodgers-Hammer-stein collaborations, The Sound of Music is the best screen version of their works. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
No Score Yet The Guy Who Came Back (1951) The Guy Who Came Back presents an arresting problem, but doesn't know how to solve it. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Call Me Mister (1951) The two principals are as glittering as ever. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Saturday's Hero (1951) Saturday's Hero is a timely film, dealing with over-emphasis of college football. It is also well-made. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Valentino (1951) Valentino is corn, but pretty interesting corn. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
29% Home Alone 3 (1997) [John Hughes] figures he didn't need any surprises: Just take the blueprint for the first of the series and slip it in the copying machine. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
57% Mallrats (1995) How can a reviewer write about a movie that makes Dumb and Dumber seem like a Merchant-Ivory production? - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
63% Dick Tracy (1990) Forget the plot. The essence of Dick Tracy lies in characters and style, and there it exceeds last summer's clunky, over-produced Batman. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
14% For Richer or Poorer (1997) Neither [Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley] nor the competent cast can overcome the formulaic script by Jana Howington and Steve Lukanic or the humdrum direction by Bryant Spicer. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
62% Wild Things (1998) Wild Things might qualify as passable Southern melodrama, but Stephen Peters' screenplay is too ambitious by far. It changes the nature of the protagonists so often that the viewer is left in puzzled exhaustion. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
56% City Hall (1996) Director Harold Becker captures the political rhythms of the big city and keeps the rather complicated plot comprehensible. But audiences need to pay attention; this is not a by-the-numbers urban thriller. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
31% Sgt. Bilko (1996) The new bunch are good actors, but without that vital touch of insanity. The laughs are sparse and often telegraphed. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
47% My Fellow Americans (1996) With two of the screen's best comedic actors, a script that crackles with wit and surprise, and perfectly tuned direction, My Fellow Americans scores a bull's-eye. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
71% Tin Cup (1996) It is a charmer from tee-off to final putt. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
51% One Fine Day (1996) The formula remains evergreen -- two attractive leads are thrown together by quirk; develop antipathies, even loathing; then, ultimately decide they have overreacted and are hopelessly in love. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
69% Keeping the Faith (2000) The film's distinction: it is neither dumb or vulgar, and its comedy comes from basic human emotions. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
48% Where the Money Is (2000) Newman is always at his best portraying slightly disreputable characters such as Hud, Butch Cassidy and Fast Eddie Felson. Where the Money Is proves there's plenty of life in the old (75) boy yet. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Anne of the Indies (1951) Anne of The Indies is like most pirate pictures -- colorful, action-packed and largely incredible. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) A welcome film in these troubled times. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
100% Decision Before Dawn (1951) Movie-making at its best. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
75% Detective Story (1951) Detective Story is a fascinating account of life in a New York police station. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
98% A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Some movie goers will be bored by its unlovely subject and wealth of talk, but others will admire it as an excursion into art. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Blue Veil (1951) The whole thing is done with good taste and sentiment and should melt even the most hard-bitten movie goers. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Follow the Sun (1951) Follow the Sun should please movie fans in general and golfers in particular. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Hollywood Story (1951) All this adds up to intriguing fare, well above the average for this type of film. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
100% Fixed Bayonets! (1951) Fixed Bayonets is a moving war drama and may well remain the best of the films about the Korean conflict. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Excuse My Dust (Mr. Belden's Amazing Gasmobile) (1951) A pleasant if not sensational Red Skelton vehicle. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet Golden Girl (1951) Golden Girl purports to be the life of Lotta Crabtree, stage star of early California. Any resemblance must be coincidental, because the film is the usual backstage yarn, rather than history. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet Bright Victory (1951) Bright Victory tackles a difficult problem and makes it absorbing and moving. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Vengeance Valley (1951) It is no Red River or Stagecoach, but it offers a strong plot and some excellent scenery and action. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
81% Alice in Wonderland (1951) Alice In Wonderland is one of Walt Disney's best efforts. He has adhered to the Lewis Carrol classic, adding enough Disney humor to make it a delight for all ages. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Brave Bulls (1951) On the credit side are the fine Mexican settings, exciting bull fight scenes and a sensitive portrayal of the troubled matador by Mel Ferrer. But the theme gets off the track too many times and is never sure of where it's going. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) None of the characters is entirely likable, but the cast, headed by Gene Tierney, Glenn Ford and Ethel Barrymore, makes the tale believable. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
78% When Worlds Collide (1951) When Worlds Collide continues the current rage for science fiction movies and it is one of our better ones. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
83% David and Bathsheba (1951) David and Bathsheba can best be described as Samson and Delilah with taste. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% You're in the Navy Now (1951) As long as the script sticks to this situation and spoofing Navy protocol, it is hilarious. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet Behave Yourself (1951) It provides many hearty laughs, largely due to the garish characters among the cops and robbers. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet Soldiers Three (1951) Most of the comedy is either too British or too slapstick and the adventure too often bogs down with words. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) Excellent adventure stuff. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Skipper Surprised His Wife (1950) The premise cannot carry the load and the plot gets trivial and tiring. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019