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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This endlessly fascinating swirl of a film could have come only from Nolan, who blends the cerebral twistiness of Memento (his thriller that moves backward in time) with the spectacular action of his Batman megahit, The Dark Knight.
One of the best things about Nolan is that he writes his own material. He is in total control of the story. He isn't interpreting someone else's vision, he's translating his own thoughts to the screen.
What's exciting about the movie has nothing to do with content, or a coherent style; it has to do with watching a master crafts person conjure tricks with the best the modern movie tool box has to offer.
Nolan makes his far-fetched (and even occasionally ridiculous) dialogue and plotting utterly, absolutely believable within the film's finely structured framework, while never losing his grip on the dense, multi-layered narrative.