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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As if it even needs to be said, Robert Duvall really is great as Felix Bush; he reveals himself so slowly and steadily, as to unveil facets of his character and personality only when he sees fit. It's a performance that deserves a better screenplay.
Featuring some enthralling performances from Murray, Spacek and last but by no means least the great Duvall, you might find yourself whimpering unexpectedly in this looming yet comical adaptation of a Tennessee fable.
... as much a celebration of Duvall in the December of his years as anything else. He's mesmerizing to watch -- still able to electrify the screen and disappear into characters despite our familiarity with him