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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Clearly made to kick off a new found-footage franchise, Chronicle is a very clever story about teens who develop unusual powers, mixing everyday reality with some excellent out of this world sci-fi fantasy.
Takes itself too seriously and by the end it was hard not to laugh at the Carrie in a cape concept. The problem is that the found footage/hand cam concept does not service the story and the film would have benefitted without it.
This isn't a family-friendly superhero flick like Sky High nor is it a costume-clad wish-fulfillment fantasy like Kick-Ass. Instead, it grounds its science fiction in high school fact while taking uncomfortable detours into Columbine territory.