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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Rolls along on strong acting turns, then twists away from a predictable tragic route, snowballing into a mighty little film. Darkly prescient in its portrait of people selling themselves out, selling themselves short and still slipping deeper into debt.
A quaint slice of socioeconomically depressed cinema, Frozen River could just as easily be titled Women on the Edge, for it's all about the struggle of blue-collar, single retail moms for whom life doesn't quite work.
Hunt has achieved a remarkable work with Frozen River, that is both a poignant and exquisitely life-affirming sisterhood rite of passage, and a rare glimpse into the overwhelmed but enduring spirit of the Mohawk Nation.