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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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First Man is the most solid film in Chazelle's career in that it takes the least amount of risks. However, it's not hard to imagine Chazelle to be the successor of Spielberg and Nolan as a blockbuster auteur. [Full Review in Spanish]
With the visual veracity of a documentary, Damien Chazelle's superb chronicle of the Space Race that lead to the 1969 Moon landing is a sterling work that goes to extraordinary lengths highlighting the risks these crazy-brave men took.
Chazelle's direction is technically perfect and the cast is as magnificent as one might expect but the cold, detached approach to its subject keeps First Man from becoming the masterpiece it aspires to be.
A visually impressive film, First Man is worthy of an outing to the theater to catch Chazelle and [cinematographer Linus] Sandgren's work on a big screen, though the slow pace will discourage some moviegoers.
Nothing on the screen, or anywhere else, could ever hope to replicate the profound, transformative experience of walking on another world. But it is difficult to imagine that it could ever be captured more closely than here.