Kevin Thomas Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
56% The Cutting Edge (1992) A rousing though late-arriving crowd-pleaser of sufficient wit, vitality and intelligence that you don't have to be a teen-ager to be thoroughly entertained by it.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
13% Double Dragon (1994) [A] clever and lively adaptation of the popular video game.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
No Score Yet Clambake (1967) The production numbers are more elaborate than usual, but Elvis' songs are as forgettable as ever, and the whole picture has a garish, cluttered look.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
47% Mortal Kombat (1995) A martial arts action-adventure with wondrous special effects and witty production design, it effectively combines supernatural terror, a mythical slay-the-dragon, save-the-princess odyssey and even a spiritual quest for self-knowledge.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
60% Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains (1981) There's no compromise in the film's bleak, often scabrously funny portrait of life on the road.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) "No Evil, Hear No Evil" leaves us hoping we haven't seen the of Wally and Dave.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
31% I Come in Peace (1990) Benben is a capable comedian done in by tiresome, repetitive material. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
53% The 'Burbs (1989) It's inconceivable that "The 'burbs looked good on paper.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
54% Cruel Intentions (1999) Cruel Intentions is a stretch for all concerned, including the targeted audience, one that pays off handsomely--and works for older moviegoers as well.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
74% Baby Boom (1987) The humor in "Baby Boom" is sharp without being heartless.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
83% The Boy Friend (1971) It's a delight, one of the high points of Russell's extravagantly uneven career.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
17% Dr. Giggles (1992) Dr. Giggles is one horror comedy that actually is laugh-out-loud funny, a fast and frequently hilarious collision of gore and gags, and a tour de force of smart, sophisticated exploitation filmmaking.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
95% Belle Epoque (The Age of Beauty) (1992) Even though Spanish audiences are unquestionably at an advantage in regard to the film's political context and its literary allusions, "Belle Epoque" surely possesses a warm, universal appeal.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
56% Two Evil Eyes (1990) It is amazing what Argento has been able to do in his 65-minute "The Black Cat," which is the more ingenious--and gory--of the two parts. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
60% Nadja (1995) In the title role of Michael Almereyda's "Nadja," an elegant, witty but also sometimes tedious spin on the legend of Dracula, Elina Lowensohn is a black-caped beauty with a bold Frida Kahlo face.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
55% A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master" is by far the best of the series, a superior horror picture that balances wit and gore with imagination and intelligence.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
67% The Monster Squad (1987) "The Monster Squad" is such fun, it makes you wish you were a kid again. ‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
72% Ricochet (1991) "Ricochet" is genuinely scary, suspenseful and disturbing in the best sense.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
No Score Yet Deliberate theatricality, invoking stage and screen techniques of the past, allows Donsky and his ace cinematographer Hernan Toro to suggest the eternalness of suffering and the redemptive impulse of self-sacrifice.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
84% Beetlejuice (1988) The film is a dazzling display of director Tim Burton's unique pop culture sensibility.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
86% Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) "Desperately Seeking Susan" (accurately rated PG-13) is a lark, an exhilarating celebration of people who have the good sense to be in touch with themselves and with each other.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
87% Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey (1993) That rare family film that really ought to please the entire family.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
57% Nothing in Common (1986) Never has [Tom] Hanks or Jackie Gleason been better.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
90% Maurice (1987) With compassion, humor and detachment, James Ivory's superb film of E.M. Forster's "Maurice" takes us into the complacent, fixed world of Britain's privileged classes in the years immediately before World War I.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
87% Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren) (1988) The film is a towering achievement, grueling in its portrayal of a harsh existence yet ultimately an exhilarating experience unlikely to be forgotten.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
95% Cold Fever (1996) If Cold Fever takes too long to come into focus to be fully satisfying, it nonetheless has an undeniably endearing quality. It also looks great and has a driving, eclectic music track.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
67% Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995) Beautiful, tender, hearty and poetic.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
90% Betty (1992) Chabrol has achieved a kind of control of his material that is remarkable.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
22% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
80% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
87% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
70% Lucas (1986) Lucas is as irresistible as its slight, brilliant, bespectacled 14-year-old hero (Corey Haim).‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2015
85% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
85% 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
Read More | Posted May 26, 2015
90% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
38% Silent Tongue (1994) An alternately infuriating and exhilarating example of the Western as an art film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
80% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2014
14% My Boyfriend's Back (1993) An awful teen horror comedy.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014