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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Boring and overrated. I didn't care for the main character, Solomon Northup. He was only concerned with slavery when it affected him. That is realistic, but doesn't make for a good movie. (First and only viewing - 8/29/2014)
Great movie. It features beautiful direction from McQueen, an emotional story and powerful performances from its cast, especially Ejiofor, N'Yongo, Fassbender and Giamatti, but it moves slow in moments and lacks the feeling of the passing of time.
A story about a free black man who is kidnapped and re-sold into slavery during the mid 1800's. Really well acted. But I thought the story was a bit dull. I've seen this before in better movies. It needed a lot more for me to care about.
A very powerful and brutally executed film that shows how incredibly horrible American slavery truly was. Fantastic performances make this movie a realistic period piece showing but a glimpse into America's horrendous past.
Truth is that we (the viewers) never engage with the protagonist's troubled life events, we never feel empathic with him. Why is that? Because his character never develops, never change throughout the movie. All the experiences he has to endure are useless to his growth and ultimately feel pointless. When the main character does not mature during the movie, the movie feels empty and cold.