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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If you're the kind of person who scrunches their nose at heads exploding, people being torn apart and blood spilling like an out-of-control fire hose, you might want to return to reading your copy of '50 Shades' and leave this one to the professionals.
It's all good, grisly fun, and as Dredd draws to a close with an inevitable setup for a second instalment, what emerges is a stylish film that celebrates and occasionally transcends its B-Movie origins.
Fans were horrified when Sylvester Stallone managed to turn the declarative statement "I am the law!" into a hammy punchline. Those same folks will now be delighted to learn that Karl Urban has reclaimed the snatch of dialogue for them.
It is a great-looking film. It has a kind of gritty realistic quality as well. Judge Dredd also has a kind of admirable rationality, level-headedness and incorruptibility, like a certain well-known Robocop.