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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I rented this movie because I heard it was filmed in one shot using a dashboard police camera. This sounded like a pretty cool concept to me and while I knew the movie was made on a very low budget I figured it might be alright. While the premise was interesting, it was executed terribly. There was hardly any action and the majority of the film was the car driving back and forth along the same dirt road. Even if it was filmed in one shot, which I doubt it was seeing how the car would stop and a negative screen would flash which could easily have been to hide a scene change, there should have actually been some action. The CGI that was uses was also terrible and could easily be repeated using MS Paint by anyone with any talent at all. I could have made this movie with a group of friends in one weekend and it would have been about 20 times better... I gave it 1 star instead of the 1/2 star only because I thought the premise was good and there was one or two times when the audio work was done at a somewhat decent level.
This is an interesting attempt at a high-concept film. Consisting entirely of one unbroken shot from the dashboard camera of a small-town patrol vehicle, this movie tells the story of an alien invasion in a remote California town. It's a triumph of sound design and non-visual storytelling, but the acting isn't professional and the writing is uninspired. Very cool as an experiment in filmmaking, but it wears out its welcome halfway through.