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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I thought this movie was so cute and funny. Will Ferrell was just so good as Buddy. I thought that this movie was going to be boring and had not bothered to see this but I regret not having seeing it sooner.
Will Ferrell is hilarious and out standing in this movie this will make a good Christmas movie and I like how Buddy meats his dad. Will Ferrell played Buddy and Walter Hobbs played buddy's dad. Buddy's dad was sarcastic and did not seem to care about anything that buddy would say. Buddy made no sense at times that's what made it so funny
Elf is the perfect take on "The Christmas special" for the modern audience. It sucks you in with its parody of Christmas spirit and then convinces you to buy in to that same cheesy cheer. Will Ferrell is at his best in this hilariously heartwarming tale of acceptance, prioritization, and of course, Christmas cheer.