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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The protagonist's message rings true and its battle sequences prove gripping, but Jet Li's Fearless is both slightly ham-fisted in its efforts to have its individual and political narratives mirror one another.
Jet Li's Fearless fears nothing indeed: Not lack of a plausible story, not murky motivations and idealized settings and cliched characters, not too much overblown wire work in the martial arts sequences.
Every so often there is a hand-to-hand fight scene to cut the boredom -- the best is set atop a precipitously high wooden tower in a village square -- but even these don't set themselves apart from anything we've seen before.