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.
A swoon in motion-picture form: Its lush score, expressive decor and color-coded photography give the Harlem streets and the characters who inhabit them a glamour that historically has been denied to cinematic representations of the black experience.
In the hands of writer/director Jenkins, Beale Street is adapted into an observant and touching story of young, requited love, but also one that shoots straight to the heart of how systemic racism has shattered black and brown lives for generations.
'Beale Street' is more a mood piece than a plot-driven movie. Jenkins leads you to become emotionally invested in Tish and Fonny. You wish them a bright future, even though you know - with each passing minute - that their chances continue to fade.
Tish and Fonny are young and in love, and there are parts of "If Beale Street Could Talk" where writer-director Barry Jenkins renders that love beautifully, as if it was the simplest thing in the world.