The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
The Tomatometer is 75% or higher, with 40 reviews (movies) or 20 reviews (TV). At least 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Let's face it. You love bad movies, we love bad movies. That's why we're called Rotten Tomatoes and it's why a movie needs a 60% Tomatometer to be considered Fresh -- we want to see films sweat to be considered good. Now nothing cleanses the palette like a bad movie. They encourage us to actively appreciate our favorites even more while (hopefully) giving us a good laugh. You already read our Golden Tomatoes article, now continue for the 10 worst movies of each year of Rotten Tomatoes' existence (which are sorted using the same weighted scores that we use on our big features lists).
Black comedies are hard to pull off consistently (even the American masters, the Coen Brothers, succeed only slightly more than half the time), and one set during high school runs the risk of being zero interest to critics, who have long since conquered high school, college, and probably a few midlife crises. But Jawbreaker, detailing a beautiful girl clique's attempt to cover up a murder, tries its hardest to make it work. And by making it work, we mean shamelessly stealing from Heathers, Clueless, and John Waters while failing to establish a consistent tone. "Not quite a satire, not quite an homage," writes Liam Lacey of the Globe and Mail, "Jawbreaker falls into a third category: audaciously unoriginal."