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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With everything involved in this movie, it could have been too much, but Pettyfer strikes a clean cut, making this drama ooze with honesty and intensity. It's a compelling debut, with the entire cast emotionally invested.
The emotions on display in Back Roads are not the type that can be buried and disposed of. They must be acknowledged and dealt with. And factoring in this being a freshman feature only makes the achievement all the more remarkable.
This is an accomplished debut from Pettyfer as a director, and it shows how interested he seems to be in the scarier byways of life, which seemed clear in his performance last year in The Strange Ones.