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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As magical as classic fairy tales may seem to be, a winking Gilliam is out to prove here that to a profoundly superstitious, stressed out early 19th century world, those legends were as frighteningly real as any documentary or even reality show today.
This odd stew of fairy tale allusions and Scooby-Doo mystery-solving is rescued by a plot that's just good enough and acting and special effects that, for all the movie's flaws, are dazzling enough to make it worth watching.
More attention to adventure and less distraction from the backstory would have made "The Brothers Grimm" a rip-roaring piece of fun. What this movie needs is a directors cut version -- one that takes out the unnecessary rather than includes even more dele