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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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 think the less you know going into this movie the better, so if you're a die-hard fan of Rinko Kikuchi or a film buff with a vested interest in how pop culture influences modern folklore, put yourself on Kumiko media blackout and just go see it already.
It all boils down to Kikuchi's mesmerizing performance as the wounded, desperate Kumiko. Deep down, she may know the treasure is not real, but she can't face a world in which it isn't. And that's life, pretty much.
The entrancing fifth feature of the Zellner brothers, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, is like found art in the beguiling, haunting manner it combines the seemingly ridiculous and desperate with an ineffable and quiet sadness.
Thanks to Kikuchi's stubborn, sympathetic performance and Zellner's flair for desolate-yet-captivating composition... the movie rises above its silly premise and puts the audience in a fortress of solitude along with its protagonist.