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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I could see this film was made with a purpose, but I am not quite sure what the exact purpose of it was. Far from a feel-good comedy, or a gripping thriller, A Simple Favour juggles too many genres and ends up dropping quite a few balls.
You can see what Paul Feig was reaching for; a cheeky, sexy mystery, the diet coke version of Gone Girl. But Feig has none of the visual panache of Fincher and whilst he is usually able to land the jokes, in this muddled narrative they fall flat.
Director Paul Feig doesn't seem able to decide whether he's making a slightly outré crime comedy, a blithely twisted relationship thriller, a brightly lit horror melodrama, or maybe an arch meta-take on all three.