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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
It's good for a couple of unintended laughs, all sealed up in a shiny candy wrapper. There's nothing here worth getting angry about, nor is there anything worthy of praise; the resulting film is more of a footnote than a Death Note.
Stylistically Death Note is stunning. Suitably heightened and hyper-stylised, everything feels otherworldly. The gore, and there is plenty, is similarly heightened, and could easily be straight out an anime.
Another manga live action manga adaptation butchered, how long will this genre have to wait before it has its Spider-Man 2 moment? Before we get a good one? Longer still it would seem. Today is not that day.