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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Steve Hoover's documentary never questions Mokhnenko's right to play God with people's lives but builds a powerful portrait of the way one man has made a difference in a country that is no longer master of its own future.
A telling scene where he gets worked up about the "criticism" of him on his Wikipedia page hints at a darker side to his character, and he doesn't take kindly to a journalist querying his vigilante methods.
The stories heard in Steve Hoover's film are as harrowing as the track marks on their arms. For all his noble intentions, though, 'Crocodile' Gennadiy sure loves the limelight, forcing us to speculate whether he works for God's glory or his own.
Beautifully shot by John Pope, the story is sometimes caught in an endless loop of despair, but Mokhnenko's tough-love optimism for the orphans, and for a country caught up in war and rebellion, shines through.