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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As it proceeds through a series of teary reconciliations in the last half-hour of its 110-minute run time, the film's didactic drama begins to grate, its treacly emotions feeling increasingly unearned.
Fletcher pours on the empowerment message honey-thick, leaving "Dumplin'" only diverting in small doses, with most performances trying to create some sense of organic material in a sea of plastic sentiment.
Maybe we're just going have to endure well-meaning but preachy-tiresome movies like "Dumplin'" until it simply becomes normal for an obese person to appear on screen without being defined entirely in terms of weight.
In my eyes, [Dickson] represents a positivity I haven't ever seen on a screen - one that doesn't seek to change her body to fit in, but to change the world to find space and celebration for her fat frame.
Reveling in the warm, sunshiny and unmistakeable boughs of Texas, Dumplin' is effectively a cuddle in a movie, whose core messages about beauty, weight and 'fitting in' - oh-so thankfully - never come off as trite.