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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The animation in the three stories this monster tells is as gorgeous as Kubo and the Two Strings-forests and villages unfold like paper blossoms, or spiral out into the multi-colored fractals of wet-on-wet watercolors.
A Monster Calls is the cheapest therapy session you'll ever have. It's going to bring up a lot of stuff and make you feel very sad, and you will cry a bunch, but in the end you will experience catharsis.
A mature-minded fantasy adventure that has something more on its mind than impressive visuals and pyrotechnic displays...With its themes of loss, acceptance and self-respect A Monster Calls chimes in as a treat for the thinking teen.
A Monster Calls is an adaptation of a children's book with a title that makes it sound like a horror movie. Neither of these things should obscure the fact that it's the most mature film of the year -- and one of the most moving.
While its energy levels can sometimes drop - and audience interest levels as well -- there is still much to admire about A Monster Calls. Particularly the textured lead performance of young Lewis MacDougall.