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Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas
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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2004
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
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2009
5/5 67% Carandiru (2004) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2004
5/5 100% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 98% Metropolis (1927) Thankfully brought back from the dead, this little gem is worth watching just so you can see where the Matrix came from.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2001
5/5 70% Adam's Apples (2007) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2006
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
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 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
Read More | Posted May 18, 2007
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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/5 78% GoldenEye (1995) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2004
4/5 48% Flatliners (1990) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2004
4/5 93% Fargo (1996) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
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
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2007
4/5 73% Kings of the Evening (2010) Kings of the Evening is a warm, beguiling picture boasting an array of splendid portrayals‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2010
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
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2008
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
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2009
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
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2010
4/5 64% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2010
4/5 67% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/4 48% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2008
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
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2007
3.5/5 96% Fados (2009) Never is his film less than cinematic.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2009
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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2008
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
Read More | Posted May 6, 2010
3/5 39% Agent Cody Banks (2003) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2003
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 74% The Lost Boys (1987) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2001
3/5 83% Death Race 2000 (1975) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 64% Whole New Thing (2006) A gentle, perceptive Canadian film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2007
3/5 33% American Pastime (2007) A moving, heartfelt drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2007
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.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2003
2/5 61% The Last House on the Left (1972) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2004
2/5 38% The Football Factory (2004) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 28, 2004
2/5 70% Casshern (2004) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2004
2/5 27% Downtown: A Street Tale (2007) As maudlin and overly familiar as it is earnest.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2007
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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2008
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
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2007
1/5 96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2004
1/5 36% She Gets What She Wants (2005) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2002
1/5 10% Freddy Got Fingered (2001) Quote not available.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2001
89% Shakespeare Wallah (1966) "Shakespeare Wallah" is a tribute to the gallantry, talent and courage of the Kendals. Its gentle humor, however, has a Chekhovian cast.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
86% Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) [Rubin and Workman have] done a terrific job of capturing Jaglom and his bustling world, and in doing so they call attention to a filmmaker of unique accomplishments.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
85% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2007
36% Legend (1985) Legend is not without whimsical touches, but it surely could have used more humor and invention.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019