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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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By infusing the classic werewolf story with undercurrents of class division, sexual awakening and economic unrest, it transcends horror movie clichés and astutely depicts the quiet terror of feeling invisible in the modern world.
A moving and unexpected love story, a werewolf film with inescapable political bite, and - perhaps most of all - one of the most vivid, memorable and original treatments of the trials, challenges and joys of motherhood itself.
A modern, urban take on the werewolf story, Good Manners injects a lot of new and interesting ideas into an old dog. It falls somewhere between art-house and genre cinema, which though an odd combination, is wholly captivating.
Yet while it's refreshing to see teen lycanthropy handled as something other than a metaphor for sexual awakening, Good Manners dawdles on its way to a surprisingly predictable and unearned resolution.
Rui Pocas' cinematography is rich with particularly lush use of matte paintings for the cityscapes and the contrast between Ana's antiseptic wealth and the colourful jumble of Clara's home is effectively marked.
Good Manners understands something that most films-Hollywood and otherwise-just can't manage. It observes how women's lives can intersect without the involvement of men, in a perfectly organic and realistic way.
Swerving from predictable to confounding, dreamy to demented, artful to awkward, this genre-twisting hybrid from Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra links art house and slaughterhouse with unexpected success.
"Good Manners" is a strange and wondrous fable. A Brazilian fantasy and stinging social commentary, it features motherhood, lesbian passions, and werewolf instincts, plus a few musical numbers thrown in for good measure.