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 slick but uncharismatic cat-and-mouse game between maverick lawyer and rich client, is courtroom drama far too fascinated by its own sense of cool to be anything more than easy on the mind television
Gets greedy, attempting to provide more than what the audience ultimately needs. It's one thing to supply all the answers, it's another to force-feed them to viewers, taking the mystery out of a serviceable whodunit.
With at least three-too-many endings, paper-thin supporting characters, and predictable twists, The Lincoln Lawyer doesn't deliver as a thriller even if its title character is one of the most interesting of the year to date.
After getting through its three different climaxes, each one more ridiculous than the last, the film supposedly settles into its moral statement about a man who learned his lesson and is now ready to do pro bono work for drug farmers.
Admit it, when you hear the phrase "a Matthew McConaughey movie,'' your expectations slip into the basement, yes? Yes. On that score, this adaptation of a best-selling Michael Connelly crime thriller is an improvement.