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 willfully slippery movie seems to make the case both for mixing it up and sticking to your own kind. Which is all of a piece with the sensibility of this wonderfully ambiguous filmmaker, a visionary of our changing times.
Techine has a location, two stars and a situation, but he can't seem to parlay that into a story, and a story would help, not only in terms of audience pleasure (not something to be dismissed) but also in terms of focusing the film's intention.
[Director Andre] Techiné always locates a steadfast emotional element in the worlds he creates, a defiant human construct against unstoppable change. In Changing Times, it is love, in unfamiliar forms.
We, in any case, are as unconvinced by his lovelorn saga as Deneuve's skeptical pragmatist -- that is, until a romance paperback deus ex machina shoots the film's lifelike credibility out of the water.