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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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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There is no reason anyone should like Norman - in the wrong hands you'd walk out of the theater five minutes after the movie started. But Cedar and Gere make Norman someone you root for, after a fashion.
Richard Gere has always been at his best when cast as a species of con artist, and in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, he gets a chance to show off his motormouth trickster skills.
"Norman" traces fault lines, more cultural and temperamental than ideological or religious, between the members of the diaspora (or at least the New York wing of it) and their cousins in the Promised Land.
Cedar is well attuned to the Manhattan-Jerusalem-Tel Aviv nexus. He gets excellent performances from Gere - playing partway against type as a charmer who's unnervingly hot rather than reassuringly cool - and the rest of the cast.