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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This is a fun, upbeat movie. Just like the 80's - full of optimism. I loved seeing the old movie stars like Don Ameche and Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Also interesting to see Tyrone Power's son. I love anything Brian Dennehy does. Ponce de leon would be proud.
One of the best movies. Yes, the special effects aren't what they are now (it's old....cmon!) but the acting is stellar. I love every one of the old folk..and the young. Remember this movie (and cocoon 2) when I was a kid and still love it as an adult....maybe even more so.
I find myself wanting to watch this movie every couple of years. I always had a soft spot for it. I think it is a very good sci-fi movie and one that should be seen by newer generations of people. I highly recommend it to sci-fi fans.
Entertaining film about a group of elderly folks in an old age home who find the fountain of youth next door in a pool with alien pods in it. Still get reminded of Quaker Oats when I see Wilford Brimley.