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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In these sensitive, politically correct times, I thought it was refreshing to see a comedy troupe that's perfectly willing to fill the screen with exposed flesh and buckets of blood, in the name of cheap but legitimate laughs.
There will be better movies playing in the same theater, even if it is a duplex, but on the other hand there is something to be said for goofiness without apology by broken lizards who just wanna have fun.
If the group strikes gold at the box office with its new picture, Broken Lizard's Club Dread, it will be more for the seemingly surefire combination of extreme violence and extreme raunch rather than for anything resembling comic inspiration.
Director Jay Chandrasekhar is a master forger of images and situations from horror movies past, but unlike Wes Craven did in Scream, he doesn't build on them in any way, and the result is the opposite of what's intended; the movie is stultifying.