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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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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A no-budget, mind-bending exercise in the fragility of human relationships with a bit of quantum physics thrown in, Coherence is thoughtful and well-made thriller with a hint of mystery to it that simmers nicely below the surface.
Considering how much of the film consists of a single group of people becoming increasingly unhinged in a suburban living room, it's impressive how effectively Byrkit manages to suggest multiple realities and ominous other worlds.
One of its strengths is the attention it pays to character. Scrape away the sci-fi trappings and this emerges as a caustic, closely observed drama about some narcissistic California types with obvious tensions in their lives.
The characters are flat and indistinct, and the actors lack the ability to give impact to the supposedly shocking revelations about their relationships, let alone do justice to the big ideas at the film's core.
At its unstable core, it's about our inner fears of fracturing--splitting into strange selves or unstable identities. Toys cleverly with its cast's generic-ness. An inspired riff on stuck-here-together horror; not a locked-room but unlocked-house mystery.