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 material, a modern take on World War II, doesn't mesh well with the old-fashioned elements of the movie, which include lovers kissing passionately while trains puff in the distance and the hero's trusty dog watches.
This could be called an art house version of Pearl Harbor, except that sounds vaguely nutritious, like fat- free yogurt or a historical episode of A&E's Biography. But Dark Blue World is all empty carbs, like malted milk balls.
The fate of national heroes like the fictitious Franta is a fascinating subject that deserves a documentary all its own, so it comes as a surprise that Sverak pere et fils should devote so much screen time to a trite romantic triangle.