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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Works as a semi-docudrama - or a docu-comic - to spread the story and the contained message to its target audience, while backed-up by a nice cast and supported by the charms and laughs they bring. (B)
Calender Girls is a fine example of the kind of comedy only the British is capable of producing. Funny, charming, sensitive and sentimental without belittling the intelligence of the audience. Helen Mirren's comic timing is perfect.
Nigel Cole's Calendar Girls isn't as charming, cute and funny as it looks. While the plot has some nice ideas, the writing and the direction were too weak and unworthy of the talent of the cast, which included Helen Mirren in another excellent performance of hers.
Calendar Girls is a poignant, well-acted tear-jerker based on a true story. Mirren and Walters both portray their characters realistically and emotionally, and the film's script, though The Full Monty-style, is hilariously touching and its highest moments are when Walters and Mirren react to each other. A wonderfully feel-good film that lingers on in the mind long after viewing.