Michael Thomson

Michael Thomson
Michael Thomson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com
Publications: BBC.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 58% Flamenco (2014) It is rare to come across a director's vision that is strong and pure in equal measure. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
4/5 97% Ringu (Ring) (1998) Subtly expressive faces and spooky interiors are the order of the day in this original, powerful treat. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2008
2/5 No Score Yet Secret (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2003
3/5 No Score Yet Out of Depth (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2003
4/5 No Score Yet Whatever (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2003
1/5 No Score Yet Pourquoi Pas Moi? (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2003
3/5 No Score Yet Lost Lover (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
2/5 No Score Yet Ringu 2 (Ring 2) (2005) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2003
1/5 No Score Yet Nightfall (2003) Excruciating experience of ultra-gloom. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2003
4/5 84% The Terrorist (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2002
4/5 No Score Yet Jaya Ganga (1996) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2002
1/5 No Score Yet When Love Comes (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2002
2/5 No Score Yet South West 9 (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2002
4/5 No Score Yet Die Unberührbare (No Place to Go) (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2002
3/5 No Score Yet The Martins (The Tosspots) (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2002
3/5 No Score Yet Sorted (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
2/5 No Score Yet It Was an Accident (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
2/5 No Score Yet Hotel Splendide (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2001
1/5 No Score Yet Elephant Juice (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2001
1/5 No Score Yet The Wedding Tackle (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2001
4/5 71% The Farewell (2002) This is a terrific character study, a probe into the life of a complex man. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2001
4/5 100% The Color of Lies (Au coeur du mensonge) (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
4/5 No Score Yet Garage Olimpo (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
4/5 No Score Yet Siberia (1998) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
2/5 No Score Yet Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
3/5 43% Les enfants du siècle (The Children of the Century) (1999) Whether [Binoche and Magimel] are being charming or angst-ridden, they easily fill their scenes and, fine judges both, never overcook the hysteria. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
3/5 33% The Criminal (2002) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
3/5 67% Siam Sunset (2003) Roache ... has no trouble covering the complexity of Perry, while the supporting cast (usually representing the mediocrity and awfulness of the world) are nearly always good for a laugh. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
3/5 31% Second Time Around (2001) The low-key direction is pleasingly emphatic in this properly intense, claustrophobic tale of obsessive love. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
3/5 No Score Yet Urban Ghost Story (1999) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
3/5 77% Come Undone (2000) A highly credible, if rather unexceptional, look at the many insecurities and occasional joys of young love. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2001
3/5 35% The Center of the World (2001) A sexually frank tale of urban isolation and emotional need out of the dotcom revolution. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2001
4/5 92% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) But the film is, on the whole, a full, meaty treat, striking not only in its subject-matter and the approach to it, but also in its pin-sharp detailing of nature and the speed and grace with which the characters move. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2001
3/5 50% The Hole (2001) The qualities which made [Birch] flourish in that multi-Oscar-winner [American Beauty] are still abundantly clear. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2001
3/5 60% Late Night Shopping (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2001
4/5 89% Songs From the Second Floor (2002) Leaping from one arresting image to another, Songs from the Second Floor has all the enjoyable randomness of a very lively dream and so manages to be compelling, amusing and unsettling at the same time. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2001
3/5 No Score Yet Purely Belter (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2001
2/5 88% La Cienaga (2001) Cheerless, messy, and slack. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2001
4/5 80% Season of Men (2001) Touching, truthful, and tasteful. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2001
3/5 93% The Circle (Dayereh) (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2001
3/5 63% The Brothers (2001) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2001
3/5 95% The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) (1974) The film has turgid stretches, but this flaw is largely overwhelmed by compositions which are meaningful and hypnotic, and a startling performance from Bruno S as poor Kaspar. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2001
4/5 85% Zamani barayé masti asbha (A Time for Drunken Horses)(Intoxication for Horses) (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2001
3/5 81% Audition (Ôdishon) (1999) Makes the mistake of changing crudely from a study in loneliness ... to a full-blown shock-horror extravaganza. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2001
3/5 61% Recess: School's Out (2001) The film works because it is peppered with sharp, smart, and sometimes wonderfully odd comic moments. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2001
2/5 56% The Iron Ladies (2001) Just because this is not an American sports movie does not mean that it's any freer of cliché, obviousness, and sentiment. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2001
3/5 66% Intimacy (2001) [Rylance and Fox] are such good actors that they convey pain or loss with the smallest twitch of a mouth or the briefest glance. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2001
3/5 90% Together (2001) [Moodysson's] notion of a commune seems amusingly spot-on. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
4/5 56% Dr. T and the Women (2000) - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2001
3/5 43% The Monkey's Mask (2001) Lang achieves an even spread of sexuality and thrills. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2001