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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Sincerity and good intentions don't make classic films; good filmmaking makes classic films, and Gandhi suffers from all of the pretensions that go along with setting out to make a unimpeachable film for the ages.
It goes without saying the director has never made a movie as good as this one, so much of it delivered with such exacting detail and grace it's hard to fathom this was only the fifth film made by the one-time British character actor.