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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What Charlotte's Web has always had going for it, and what I imagine kids will always cling to, is a sweet, simple, and timeless story about the power of friendship and the acceptance of loss, a story that's told faithfully here.
There are highly unnecessary fart jokes (okay, we all know kids get a giggle out of passing gas, but does every child-centric movie have to cater to this whim?), and some of the expanded animal characters don't have much point.
Woe be to the child who doesn't mist up at this movie, since it's been made if not with zip, wit, or imagination, then at least with sweetness. But I hope no one will think the film is an adequate replacement for White's book. That would be a crime.