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.
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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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I really enjoyed watching Christian Bale in "The Big Short", so I thought I might like this movie. I didn't. It is a waste of everyone's time: very dark, filled with violence, rage, and no real lesson to be learned. Don't waste your time on this one.
Christian Bale is very good in this uneven and dismally filmed urban drama. The film was directed by the man who wrote the screenplay to "Training Day". The potential is wasted with too much meladrama.
David Ayer has gone on to do better things with the likes of end of watch and fury but for his directorial debut Harsh Times is a decent watch. The movie focuses on 2 best friends trying to get their acts together and can be strong at points but there are definitely more weak scenes than there are strong.
Pretty decent drama movie about 2 friends with some problems in their lifes but they want to change it. Christian Bale plays an ex soldier trying to get a new job as a cop in LA. Overall a nice movie and well made with a bit of gangsta style. Worth seeing.
At times Harsh Times can be as generic as it's title. The crime infested streets of L.A., the intense war flashbacks, and the plot structure are all things we have seen done before and better. What truly elevates this film is Christian Bale's riveting performance. This guy really can carry an otherwise mediocre film.