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 reason the men choose to stay and fight is baffling. Now, if you can get past that tiny issue, the film is not without merit. There is some beautiful cinematography, the acting is brilliant, and the effects are incomparable.
Ayer has managed to make a movie that shows the horrors of the war in a way that doesn't do a disservice to the allied troops, but still manages to portray them as emotionally vacant souls, wounded by the events unfolding around them.
The narcissism is evident in every gesture he makes, in every line he delivers. Like the movie itself, whose contradictions conceal a fairly simple agenda for this stability-hungry era, Brad Pitt tries to present himself here as a model of masculinity.
Even though Ayer doesn't carry through with his threat to demolish the Hollywood-fuelled myth that American soldiers occasionally behave badly on the battlefield, at least he does selectively deploy his scalpel.