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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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London surely had an exciting life some of which is shown here but leading man O'Shea has the screen charisma of lint and without a compelling center the film just plods along. Susan Hayward, exuding more presence and star quality in her small part than O"Shea ever would is wasted in a nothing part.
The acting is below par, particularly Milo O'Shea, the direction is a little heavy handed and sloppy. Good score though, fair story but it is entertaining. Very Hollywoodized story of Jack London's life.