Luke Y. Thompson

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

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You've Been Trumped, Too (2016)

"What's going on? Trump's golf course in Aberdeen, Scotland is the greatest, just terrific, and who cares if a handful of local people in their ugly houses got their water cut off and never had it restored in five years?" ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 27, 2016

I'm Not Ashamed (2016)

"...a faith-based movie worthy of some praise, and based on the sobbing sniffles surrounding me in that mall theater, works like a charm with the audience it's meant for." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 22, 2016

The Master Cleanse (2015)

"When events briefly take a dark turn at the end, we're left with more questions that should have been better answered in the movie proper." ‐Nerdist
Posted Oct 21, 2016

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

" so many Kevin Smith movies, this one is primarily about the dialogue, and in those it comes closest of all Perry's films to aping the Eddie Murphy Nutty Professor movies" ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 21, 2016

Rats (2016)

"A classroom supplement this is not, but an alternative scare selection for people who want non-traditional Halloween fare? That it is." ‐Nerdist
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/5 20%

Fear, Inc. (2016)

"Director Vincent Masciale clearly scored one great location (the fancy house), and uses it to its maximum potential, which is the dream of all budding auteurs. Yet he fails to make it look all that interesting." ‐Nerdist
Posted Oct 21, 2016

Trash Fire (2016)

"...his dialogue is fantastic throughout, and his actors deliver it perfectly" ‐Nerdist
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2.5/5 58%

Desierto (2016)

"Sam is never scary; he's just a threat because he has a gun and nobody else does." ‐Nerdist
Posted Oct 14, 2016

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"Few directors can so instantly draw your attention to the screen the way Park can." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016)

"You want to see Tokyo get trashed good, and it does, more cinematically so than in most of the previous franchise installments." ‐Forbes
Posted Oct 11, 2016
5/5 77%

The Lovers And The Despot (2016)

"...not just the best documentary it can be, but probably the best it could ever be...short of Kim himself rising from the grave and granting the directors an audience" ‐Nerdist
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3.5/5 31%

Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) (2016)

"'s rich in visual imagination. If only there were a little more faith in the visuals' ability to tell the story by themselves." ‐Nerdist
Posted Sep 21, 2016

Mr. Church (2016)

"...the story of how a perfect black servant solves a white girl's every problem without ever once being threatening or contrary" ‐Forbes
Posted Sep 15, 2016

Sadako Vs Kayako (2016)

"...right up until this ended prematurely and irritatingly, I must admit I was with it all the way." ‐Nerdist
Posted Sep 14, 2016

Silicon Cowboys (2016)

"These former-Texas Instruments-employees-made-good are a likable bunch, especially in their particularly Texan way of recalling every major milestone in terms of what they were eating or drinking at the time." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 14, 2016

For the Love of Spock (2016)

"But while it's not necessarily the definitive portrait, For the Love of Spock serves as a great primer for your non-geek friend who doesn't get it yet." ‐Forbes
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

" I admire Aja for trying to stretch beyond his comfort zone, but that admiration does not extend to my telling you to buy a ticket." ‐Nerdist
Posted Sep 3, 2016

31 (2016)

"Deliberately or not, Rob Zombie has created a timely horror movie that riffs on many of the same factors which have given rise to Donald Trump's presidential candidacy." ‐Forbes
Posted Sep 2, 2016

Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

"This reboot smartly doesn't try to escalate the material to bigger and better status, keeping things small and scrappy and relying on the fighters to be the best special effects." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 31, 2016

Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) (2016)

"It leaves a bad taste - and isn't novel enough to recommend sampling." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 31, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"So while the movie is a visual feast, just as you'd expect, its story is nonetheless fairly predictable fantasy-quest fare" ‐Nerdist
Posted Aug 16, 2016

Edge of Winter (2016)

"Alas, the plot takes a sudden and sophomoric turn about halfway through that Kinnaman, with his decent thespian chops, can't quite pull off, though he tries mightily." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2016
1/5 93%

The Little Prince (2016)

"The classic scenes redone gave me chills; the new stuff made me facepalm." ‐Nerdist
Posted Aug 6, 2016

The Mind's Eye (2016)

""...many practical gore effects should keep your eyes either riveted to or permanently averted from the screen (the former in my case, all the way)."" ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2016

Citizen Soldier (2016)

"For want of a better term, this gives you a "first-person shooter" look at actual war: It's Call of Duty with no cheats or respawns, and real-world consequences." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/5 83%

Abattoir (2016)

"Suffers from premature franchise blues." ‐Nerdist
Posted Jul 16, 2016

Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016)

" I found little to actively dislike, but also no compelling reason to exalt it beyond the merely agreeable." ‐Nerdist
Posted Jul 15, 2016

Cell (2016)

"Eli Roth was once slated to direct, and would have been better." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2016
3.5/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Since embracing CG wholeheartedly, Emmerich has truly unleashed his inner Beavis and Butt-Head." ‐Nerdist
Posted Jun 24, 2016

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Ironically, the movie is what it critiques: it's shallow, and it's brutal...but it is very, very pretty to look at." ‐Forbes
Posted Jun 22, 2016

The Duel (2016)

"...mostly makes for a satisfactory mano a mano battle in bullets and brutality" ‐Nerdist
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Villisca (2016)

"Effective scares are generated with [the director's] phantoms, but the story could have reached another level if it had messed with our heads a bit more." ‐Nerdist
Posted Jun 20, 2016
1.5/5 89%

Beyond the Gates (2016)

"Beyond the Gates takes a halfway decent story idea (Jumanji/Zathura, only with a horror game this time) and renders it oddly inert. " ‐Nerdist
Posted Jun 13, 2016

Len and Company (2016)

"The beauty of Tim Godsall's film, adapted from a play by Carly Mensch, is that it eschews the obvious arcs and come-to-Jesus moments of your typical Bad Dad pics." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 8, 2016
4.5/5 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"It's quickly apparent, unlike last time, that you are watching a movie made by and for fans." ‐Nerdist
Posted Jun 1, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

" being on one of those cooking challenge shows, ordered to make a chocolate cake, and told that your secret ingredient is a tray of horse manure." ‐Forbes
Posted May 25, 2016
2.5/5 75%

Last Days In The Desert (2016)

"A middling compromise between Terrence Malick-style meditation and Last Temptation of Christ-like spiritual probing" ‐Nerdist
Posted May 13, 2016

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)

"Well, the brothers Grimm are credited in the opening titles for the story of Briar Rose, but were they still alive, they might have passed on that favor." ‐Forbes
Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 77%

Elstree 1976 (2016)

"The movie's major take-away? Dave Prowse deserves his own documentary." ‐Nerdist
Posted May 6, 2016

Dragon Inn (Long men ke zhen) (1966)

"This cast takes the project super seriously even at moments when you can't - and dammit, they'll make you believe." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2016
2/5 3%

Nina (2016)

"All in all, Nina is watchable in and of itself, but I can't recommend your paying full price for it, especially if you're a Nina Simone devotee." ‐Nerdist
Posted Apr 28, 2016

My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016)

"...we can take or leave his windbag showbiz caricatures, whether they fall or prevail." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 13, 2016

Pandemic (2016)

"[John] Suits is trying to pick his shots and set them up just right so that they take you down." ‐Forbes
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"...delivers multiple great sequences...[but] it's almost too relentless" ‐Forbes
Posted Apr 7, 2016

God's Not Dead 2 (2016)

"Ray Wise, as a scenery-chomping, Christian-hating, borderline-demonic representative of the hated ACLU, [was] undoubtedly cast based on his performance as Satan on the TV show Reaper." ‐Forbes
Posted Mar 31, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016)

"You might have missed the chapter in your history books in which Napoleon II went full-Dr. Moreau in trying to commission a homicidal army of immortal monkeys..." ‐Forbes
Posted Mar 31, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"...not quite true to life, but it is true to a condensed point-of-view looking back." ‐Nerdist
Posted Mar 30, 2016

Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016)

"Paradot exposes every last nerve and manages to be appropriately sensitive and confused between outbursts of rage." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 28, 2016

Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

"Big Holiday may not stand the test of time, but for audiences unsure about a Pee-wee comeback, it's the right mix of conservative nostalgia-bait and minor creative risk-taking. " ‐Forbes
Posted Mar 17, 2016

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"Miraculously turns out pretty good." ‐Forbes
Posted Mar 15, 2016
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