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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An unabashed romantic, Minghella takes to Ada and Inman's love story with appreciable feeling, but the irony of Cold Mountain is that it's the director's grasp of violent action that proves his greatest cinematic gift.
That the film Cold Mountain is so much better than the best-selling Charles Frazier novel makes it quite the rare thing -- only The Godfather comes immediately to mind as an example of a major movie that so surpasses its source material.
[Law's] actorly determination matches Kidman's -- there's more chemistry in their tintypes than their interactions -- although the script decrees that these cool operators make a sweet pair of sweeties.
Blends every aspect of filmmaking -- sets, costumes, camerawork, acting, lighting, writing, editing and technology -- to tell mythic stories of love, death, courage, honor, loss and survival on the battlefield and on the home front in the 1860's.
Minghella has meticulously crafted an intimate epic that, while it does have a somewhat cerebral tone, is clearly determined to translate Frazier's vision of human hope amid great brutality to the screen.