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.
The plot could easily have been an afternoon soap opera, but Allen has infused it with wit, a superb cast and his usual 'the best direction is the least direction' style, so that the camera never calls attention to itself.
No matter how passive a viewer you are, how much you attempt to dismiss it or judge its characters, Woody Allen reaches past those sleepy, cynical, or questioning eyes and makes you think as much as any film I've seen.