Kevin Thomas Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69%

Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995)

"Beautiful, tender, hearty and poetic." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 4, 2016
88%

Betty (1992)

"Chabrol has achieved a kind of control of his material that is remarkable." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 28, 2016
23%

Star Trek V - The Final Frontier (1989)

"It has high adventure, nifty special effects and much good humor, but it also has a wonderful resonance to it." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 7, 2016
79%

Star Trek III - The Search for Spock (1984)

""Star Trek III" has a genuine spirituality, and, at its end, you may be surprised, especially if you're not really a Trekkie, to realize how moved you've been." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 7, 2016
88%

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

"A brisk, handsomely designed film in which its hardware, sturdy as it is, never overwhelms its humanity." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 7, 2016
68%

Lucas (1986)

"Lucas is as irresistible as its slight, brilliant, bespectacled 14-year-old hero (Corey Haim)." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 23, 2016
No Score Yet

The Inland Sea (1992)

"An example of the travelogue at its most personal and evocative." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 8, 2016
0%

Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)

"Thanks to a relentlessly terrible script by many hands, it's a dumb movie about dumb cops that should have remained on the shelf, where it's been sitting for over two years." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2015
88%

F for Fake (1974)

"Welles stretches his material and his legend just about as thin as possible in this tedious treatise on truth and illusion." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 11, 2015
83%

The Sacrifice (1986)

"As The Sacrifice comes full circle, returning to that spindly tree by the sea and its nurturing, the film itself emerges as a symbolic gesture of great emotional impact. " ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 4, 2015
82%

My Name Is Khan (2010)

"Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan is a sweeping epic in the melodramatic Bollywood manner yet emerges as a potent, engaging and timely entertainment." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 26, 2015
93%

Hear My Song (1991)

"Such an unalloyed joy is this Anglo-Irish comedy that it recalls the great Ealing classics of the '50s." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 16, 2015
No Score Yet

From Hollywood to Hanoi (1995)

"An extraordinarily moving and engrossing documentary, covers lots of terrain, emotional as well as cultural and geographical." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 4, 2015
38%

Silent Tongue (1994)

"An alternately infuriating and exhilarating example of the Western as an art film." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2015
73%

American Heart (1992)

"Not since "Straight Time" with Dustin Hoffman has there been a film that more convincingly depicted the plight of the ex-con in his struggle to earn an honest living than the engaging "American Heart."" ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 31, 2015
95%

Conte d'hiver (A Tale of Winter) (1992)

"As usual, Rohmer works magic with his generally unfamiliar casts, drawing from them more they perhaps realize they're yielding." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 15, 2014
67%

Prancer (1989)

"Harrell carries the film with an impressive performance for a child whose only previous experience was as a singing litterbug in a school play." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 14, 2014
0%

Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol (1987)

"What's so amazing about the Police Academy movies is that they keep being made even though they stopped being funny after the hilarious original." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 22, 2014
10%

On Deadly Ground (1994)

"Although you could certainly wish that Seagal and his writers... could have found less preachy ways to express themselves, On Deadly Ground is otherwise lively entertainment for action fans." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 5, 2014
No Score Yet

Twogether (1995)

""Twogether" is a terrific love story, one of those independently made intimate movies that comes out of nowhere to captivate you with its passion and integrity." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 18, 2014
9%

Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

"Yet another overwrought but uninspired fantasy in which all the wit is in the amusingly stylized sets and costumes rather than the script." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 25, 2014
6%

A Smile like Yours (1997)

"An uncommonly thoughtful and intelligent mainstream entertainment, painstaking and stylish in every aspect." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 22, 2014
14%

My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

"An awful teen horror comedy." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
13%

Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991)

"From start to finish Mannequin Two: On the Move is insipid in the extreme." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
16%

The Karate Kid, Part III (1986)

"Part III, however, is not merely a disaster of the most uninspired contrivances but is actually unsuitable for youngsters, the series' natural audience." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
14%

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)

"Whether in Betty Lou's original demure guise or her subsequent glamorous transformation, Miller is convincing even when the movie isn't." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 11, 2014
29%

3 Ninjas (1992)

"A lively, good-looking kiddie action comedy best left to those under 10." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2014
100%

Shoah (1985)

"With his 9 1/2-hour Shoah, Claude Lanzmann has accomplished the seemingly impossible: He has brought such beauty to his recounting of the horror of the Holocaust that he has made it accessible and comprehensible." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 3, 2014
96%

The Mother and the Whore (La Maman et la putain) (1973)

"Jean Eustache's monumental The Mother and the Whore... stands the test of time magnificently." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 22, 2014
63%

Shakedown (1988)

"Mindlessly enjoyable escapist fare in which a courtroom drama is enlivened by intercutting it with a couple of wholly improbable but spectacular chases in--and above--New York." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2014
97%

Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)

"As wearying as the film becomes in its long, bleak sequences, its uniquely cinematic and emotion-charged experience makes the effort worthwhile." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2014
89%

A Moment of Innocence (1999)

"What emerges is a consideration of the relativity of truth and memory." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 20, 2014
83%

Major League (1989)

"Ward directs his actors as adroitly as he has written for them, and the vulnerability that he allows his three stars to reveal is really what makes the movie work." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 6, 2014
21%

Magic in the Water (1995)

"On the minus side are a heavy-handed dose of political correctness and a needless flight into dubious whimsy in an already fanciful situation." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2014
81%

Flight of the Navigator (1986)

"Whereas its plot may be derivative--and at several junctures, unconvincing--"Flight of the Navigator" nevertheless manages to develop considerable humor and poignancy from David's predicament and what he does about it." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2014
31%

Necessary Roughness (1991)

"The film itself is a genial, slight, entirely predictable football comedy, but it serves Bakula well." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 24, 2014
50%

Far from Poland (1984)

"[A] highly personal, quirky, thoughtful and cohesive consideration of Poland's anguish." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 14, 2014
75%

The Santa Clause (1994)

"All of the film's technical and creative contributions are top-notch, but as it should be, it's the people who win us over." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 6, 2013
40%

The Rachel Papers (1989)

"It has a brisk, well-turned-out quality that augurs well for Harris, the son of Richard Harris. Helping set and maintain the film's smart tone is Chaz Jankel and David Storrs' deft, trendy score." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 8, 2013
79%

Office Space (1999)

"The more you peer beneath the surface humor of Office Space the scarier and more serious its vision of contemporary existence becomes." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 2, 2013
94%

Re-Animator (1985)

"It's simply the best, funniest Grand Guignol horror picture to come along in ages." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2013
98%

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

"Just when things start getting too grisly, Raimi rushes in with a hilarious, sendup joke to remind us that all this blood and guts is meant in spooky Grand Guignol fun." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 1, 2013
3/5 77%

Explorers (1985)

"Explorers itself is bubble-thin, but it glides by gracefully on the charm of its three young heroes and their vividly envisioned adventure in space." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 26, 2013
97%

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922)

"Never mind that much of the story of this first important screen version of the Dracula legend seems corny and dated, for what counts is its atmosphere and its images, which are timeless in their power." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 21, 2013
4/5 84%

Back to School (1986)

"Dangerfield seems to be setting the film's brisk pace and flawless timing himself." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 1, 2013
96%

Supercop (1996)

"To watch Jackie Chan, Hong Kong's king of kung fu comedy, in the fresh and exhilarating Super Cop is like watching Douglas Fairbanks Sr. or one of the silent era clowns in one of their biggest hits." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 1, 2013
97%

Big (1988)

"Big, which has been directed by Penny Marshall with verve and impeccable judgment, drops a child's innocence into the corporate rat race as if it were a depth charge." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 29, 2013
92%

Die Hard (1988)

"As a grand flourish of cinematic technique, it is awesome; as a human drama, it is disgusting and silly, a mindless depiction of carnage on an epic scale." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2013
4/5 29%

Popcorn (1989)

"An ingenious and spoofy little shocker that with knowing affection pays tribute to irresistibly schlocky vintage exploitation pix." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/5 15%

3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994)

"3 Ninjas Kick Back is just as lively and engaging as the 1992 original" ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2013
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