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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You'll laugh at the bad dialogue, cringe as Calvin stalks the crew, and stare in utter disbelief as Doctor Pilot unironically recites Goodnight Moon when all hope seems lost. I cannot stress how stupid this scene is.
Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick... fall short in creating realistic dialogue, scenarios, and frankly do a lazy job of trying to zero in on themes they want to focus on... They fail to add something fresh to what I see is an Alien knockoff.
[A] don't-call-it-"Alien" alien movie that is long on ambition, but short on logic that repeatedly picks and tears at the story's flow and distracts from the better aspects of production design and sound.
Unfortunately, the story seems an imitation of Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) and The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982), where crew members are chased by a terrible and indestructible alien monster. [Full review in Spanish]
Narratively taut and economic in its structure, the film makes an argument that the chilly stinger of an ending might make the rest worth it, but nothing can erase in full the resounding feeling of "been there, done that" that the film radiates.