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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
It's safe to assume that rights issues kept the studio from bundling all the Criterion goodies into this package, but come on -- if studios want to shore up their ailing video sales, charing $30 list for a package this skimpy is not the way to do it.
To Michael Bay's credit, Armageddon starts with a blast and never lets up, providing viewers with a symphony of visual and special effects that never pause long enough to let them ponder the ludicrousness of the plot.