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 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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Other than Rose Byrne's on-screen radiance and a soothingly warm palette lit by cinematographer Seamus Tierney, there's not much to get passionate about in this amiable chamberpiece from theater director Max Mayer.
As Beth is Adam's societal guide dog, instructing him on how he should react, the filmmakers turn to dopey ballads in order to steer us through plot points rife with the emotional complexity of Jell-O.
A film with so many designs on your affections could never be found surprising, but believe me, it won't stop it from trying and it won't stop you from feeling guilty the moment you realise it isn't working.
Australian Rose Byrne plays Beth, who falls for a man with Asperger's Syndrome. It's a gentle, slow but far too caring a film, sacrificing drama, comedy and romance in the cause of an sympathetic representation of Adam's condition.
Adam is about loving someone who's different, despite what your parents or friends may think. It's also unfortunately a won't-change-your-life cinema experience that, irrespective of its redeeming features, fails to satiate.