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.
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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This version of Kidnapped is the most recent and perhaps the longest yet. Filmed in Scotland, it is visually very satisfying, but the acting is insipid. While Asante brings a frantic Alan Breck (he runs everywhere, a couple marathons every day!) McCardie's David Balfour is flat, passionless. I much prefer the older, Disney version, starring James MacArthur and Peter Finch.
It is a low budget film with poor cinematography, but...what it lacks in this area, it more than makes up for in artful and witty scripting and beautiful storytelling, (something sadly lacking in most recent hollywood productions). A personalised view of some significant British history. Long but good fun and light hearted.
While there are a few scenes that appear to be redundant, the plot is a fascinating one. While watching you catch a glimpse of a time writhing with conflict. The dialogue is superb, and the acting sweeps you off your feet. Scottish accents rock!
Ahh first time I saw it, it was better. Then Dalcey forced me to watch it again.. (little *#^) And urm, I wasnt into it. I just sat there and looked around the room whilst Dalcey stared and pointed wide-eyed at everything that happened loll.