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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Gru's transformation from diabolical moon thief to adoring daddy made for a satisfying story, but now that it's been accomplished, the filmmakers (the same writing and directing team as the first movie) don't seem to know what to do with him.
"Despicable Me 2" is light on its feet, visually inventive and very fast with the repartee. It requires actors who can pull off the many peppery lines at warp speed and in that the film is lucky with its voice cast.
Simply works because the filmmakers understood what audiences loved about the surprise 2010 hit and just deliver on that promise in creating a sequel overflowing with heart, charm and those awesome Minions.
As a parent it's a welcome addition to a library of movies that both me and my daughter can enjoy; whether she will fully grasp the good vs. evil storyline is one thing. Us both falling out of seats laughing at the minions is the guarantee.