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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The Legend of Zorro is a campier sequel, occasionally given too much to childish antics. But once the story really kicks in, it transforms into a fine adventure film and a worthy addition to the Zorro film legacy.
Catherine Zeta Jones' eminent allure and Antonio Banderas' leading man charm are reduced to mere furnishings for an ostensibly child-friendly adventure movie filled with tedious stunt sequences, endless sword fights and too many brutal murders.
That opening, alas, is the only time The Legend of Zorro hits, and keeps, its stride. Campbell moves the picture in fits and starts, elongating scenes we'd rather see cut short and ending others before they even have a chance to develop.
Blocky plot turns and historical inaccuracies occasionally distract, but overall there are barrels of delicious swordplay, some particularly jaw dropping equestrian stunts, along with Banderas' winking wit, and Zeta-Jones smoldering confidence.