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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Argo may be a good film that was just viewed by someone who isn't its target audience, but in the meantime feels like another Ben Affleck related project that's being over praised because of who's attached to it and its bureaucratic subject matter.
Affleck continues to impress audiences with his keen eye for direction, knowing just when to fall back and allow this top-notch cast the freedom to interpret the events in a way that will most compel viewers.
Hats off to Argo, a taut, clever new film directed by and starring Ben Affleck, for deftly, constructing historical realism five minutes into the narrative and locking us into that frantic period of 1979.
Truth is stranger than fiction, it's a fact; but when truth and fiction morph into each other, the strangeness factor increases exponentially. That's what happens in Ben Affleck's ingenious take on the real-life CIA (Iran hostage) mission.