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.
From the Critics
From RT Users Like You!
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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
The visual spectacle is compelling in places and Cameron's penchant for worldbuilding is on full display. But far too much of the plot is a mess and the dialogue makes "Unobtainium" seem elevated. Overall, it's a massive misfire and a missed opportunity.
I liked the main character, even though she is pretty sketchy, and I like Ido, too. I think these characters are strong enough to keep the series going, but I'd like to see an Alita movie that is better able to stand on its own.
The movie checks boxes for all audiences, drives home a compelling universe with a pretty decent story, leaves a cliffhanger AND drops an F-bomb! You might not like this movie, but you will put some respect on Alita's name(Gally if you're nasty).
For as much as there is to enjoy in Alita, there's just as much that's tedious and kind of underwhelming - especially from a filmmaker who built his name on taking risks and turning scraps into treasure.
Considering the talent involved, it's not surprising that the finished product is a frequently fun and kinetic, visually pleasing sci-fi/actioner, albeit one that doesn't have a single new or fresh part embedded in it.