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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With mediocre performances and style, but a whole other screenplay's worth of content to grapple with unfolded in its... final act, Gleeson's film is a sea of ideas with only a lifejacket keeping it afloat.
Opting more for mystery and suspense than horror, the film takes too deliberate a path and leaves too much unsaid. That can be compelling when done in the service of a more powerful narrative, but too often here the story is just rudderless.
It falls on the performances to add subtle touches to the narrative's broad strokes. George is admirably warm as the earthbound Hazel, and Dorff suggests the selfishness of his character's selfless desperation.