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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While it doesn't pack the emotional heft of director Pedro Almodvar's most moving films, such as Volver, it is stylish and arresting, with powerful performances and a compelling, if at times contrived, story.
Pedro Almodóvar's latest is perfectly titled: it's a big, swoony kiss that doesn't quite connect with the passion he intends. But fans of the Spanish auteur--or his muse, Penélope Cruz--will find plenty to love.
Mr. Almodóvar's love of movies informs every frame of this beautiful film. When Harry's fingers explore the dotted landscape of a Braille script, they bespeak the writer's unbroken embrace of language and drama.
There is the beloved and the lover. The first moves in shining beauty, and the second envies every ray of light that has the gift of kissing her. This is how it is in obsessions. It's how it is in the movies, too.
Broken Embraces welds Douglas Sirk melodrama to the most gracefully unsettling elements of Alfred Hitchcock, wrapping both in the stylish, hushed elegance that's become Almodóvar's trademark since his mid-'90s reinvention.