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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Cronenberg's use of his Toronto setting is a clever exercise in making the minimal look futuristic, with its cold white surfaces - like Landry Jones' own waify presence - an effective canvas for a plot that grows increasingly bloody.
[A] twisted, creepy extrapolation of our obsession with celebrity... [O]ne of the more disturbing and more unsettling films I've seen in a quite a while... and also one of the cleverest examples of science fiction cinema in years...
It may be style over substance, but Brandon Cronenberg cleverly blends his father David's love of medical yuckiness with an elusive Lynchian-style mystery to keep us unnerved all the way through this low-key thriller.