Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Kevin Thomas's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 80%

Kings of the Evening (2010)

"Kings of the Evening is a warm, beguiling picture boasting an array of splendid portrayals" ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 22, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet

Road, Movie (2010)

"Dev Benegal's beguiling, beautiful Road, Movie is a trek adventure told with tenderness and humor." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 1, 2010
4/5 88%

The Sun Behind the Clouds (2010)

"Illuminates the increasing complexity and contradictions in regard to the role of the Dalai Lama, exiled in India since 1959." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 24, 2010
4/5 84%

Stonewall Uprising (2010)

"The great strength of Kate David and David Heilbroner's Stonewall Uprising is its rich context." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 17, 2010
4/5 69%

Raavanan (Villain) (2010)

"Ratnam's pace is steadfastly brisk, and his film is replete with dizzying camerawork, myriad complications, violent mayhem, broad humor, usual musical interludes, a cliffhanging climactic confrontation and a finish that strikes a note of poignancy." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 17, 2010
4/5 63%

8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

"As an exposé, there could hardly be a stronger case for ensuring and strengthening the separation of church and state -- or a stronger message to gay people as to the magnitude of the challenge to win equal rights." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 17, 2010
3.5/5 78%

Behind The Burly Q (2010)

"At once amusing, raucous and poignant, Leslie Zemeckis' Behind the Burly Q is the most comprehensive documentary on burlesque ever made, smoothly incorporating rare vintage stills, interviews and footage." ‐ Baltimore Sun
Posted May 6, 2010
4/5 92%

In Search of Beethoven (2009)

"With In Search of Beethoven, documentarian Phil Grabsky has created a splendid work that will be a revelation to the uninitiated and a joy to music lovers." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3.5/5 96%

Fados (2009)

"Never is his film less than cinematic." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2009
5/5 91%

Amarcord (1974)

"He [Director Fellini] leaves us with the hope that the human comedy just may be able to survive everything." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 13, 2009
2/5 17%

The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror (2007)

"Trash can be fun but this movie is too tedious and under-inspired to be amusing." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3.5/5 50%

Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)

"The lively, timely film plays like a soap opera on a big screen, has its awkward and uneven moments but delivers the goods." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 24, 2008
4.5/5 80%

Un Secret (A Secret) (2008)

"A harrowing and wrenching coming-of-age story in which François wrestles with the question of identity." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 17, 2008
4/5 43%

Choose Connor (2008)

"Luke Eberl's Choose Connor is a real stunner, an unusual coming-of-age story that packs a wallop in unexpected ways." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 17, 2008
3/4 50%

Mother of Tears: The Third Mother (2007)

"Although The Mother of Tears teeters on the preposterous and awkward, it is diverting and reveals that the filmmaker's signature bravura flourishes and use of sinister settings are still intact." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 6, 2008

Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969)

"So challenging and prolific has been Godard's 53-year career that virtually all of his films are as deserving of revival as Pierrot le Fou." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 9, 2007
3.5/5 90%

Punk's Not Dead (2007)

"About as in-your-face and raggedy as its subject, Dynner's film is really less of a history than a psychological profile, rooting around for the meat of what makes punk so resilient, cross-generational and communal." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 26, 2007
5/5 85%

The Other Conquest (2007)

"In his bravura feature debut, [Salvador] Carrasco has created nothing less than a dazzling vision of the birth of a uniquely Mexican religion born of the searing fusion of Catholic and Aztec deities." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 18, 2007
4/5 75%

The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele) (2007)

"A sly, clever office comedy that also finds humor in long-standing tensions between Danes and Icelanders." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 14, 2007
1.5/5 No Score Yet

Banished (2007)

"The body count mounts as any sense of continuity to the film evaporates. There's a world-weary twist at the finish, but it hardly can be expected to offset the bloody, tedious mishmash that has preceded it." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 8, 2007
4.5/5 81%

In Search of Mozart (2007)

"Phil Grabsky's eloquent documentary In Search of Mozart seems certain to delight music lovers yet also engages the attention of one woefully lacking in knowledge and appreciation of classical music." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 18, 2007
2/5 27%

Downtown: A Street Tale (2007)

"As maudlin and overly familiar as it is earnest." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 11, 2007
3/5 33%

American Pastime (2007)

"A moving, heartfelt drama." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 11, 2007
3/5 64%

Whole New Thing (2006)

"A gentle, perceptive Canadian film." ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 3, 2007
5/5 69%

Adam's Apples (2007)

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Posted Aug 11, 2006
4/5 90%

My Summer of Love (2004)

"If simply going with the flow in the company of a brilliantly performed little character drama sounds like your cup of tea, then you can't go far wrong with this." ‐
Posted Nov 23, 2004
2/5 67%

Casshern (2004)

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Posted Nov 22, 2004
2/5 61%

The Last House on the Left (1972)

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Posted Aug 30, 2004
4/5 100%

M (1931)

"This movie provides an essential point of view that needs to be seen in today's world of atrocities whose disturbing nature is only surpassed by the shallow and exploitative way they are presented to the world by the media." ‐
Posted Jul 28, 2004
5/5 69%

Carandiru (2004)

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Posted Jun 5, 2004
2/5 20%

The Football Factory (2004)

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Posted May 28, 2004
5/5 92%

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Posted Apr 19, 2004
1/5 98%

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

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Posted Mar 1, 2004
2/5 24%

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

"Cheaper by the Dozen apparently means to celebrate family life, but it's as synthetic as a plastic Christmas tree." ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2003
3/5 39%

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

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Posted Jun 30, 2003
1/5 38%

She Gets What She Wants (2005)

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Posted Oct 7, 2002
5/5 99%

Metropolis (1927)

"Thankfully brought back from the dead, this little gem is worth watching just so you can see where the Matrix came from." ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2001
1/5 11%

Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

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Posted Apr 23, 2001
3/5 72%

The Lost Boys (1987)

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Posted Mar 21, 2001
4/5 78%

GoldenEye (1995)

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Posted Dec 31, 1999
5/5 100%

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920)

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Posted Dec 31, 1999
4/5 49%

Flatliners (1990)

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Posted Dec 31, 1999
3/5 87%

Jackie Brown (1997)

"The script is snappy, the characters are well defined and the final resolution is satisfactory (though lacking in any kind of twist or surprise), and had it been a good hour shorter, it would have been a sharp little caper." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3/5 85%

Death Race 2000 (1975)

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Posted Dec 31, 1999
4/5 94%

Fargo (1996)

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Posted Dec 31, 1999