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 producers of Lions for Lambs are missing a tremendous marketing opportunity here. They should spell each L word with a Z instead of an L, and use the number 4 in between them. Lionz4lambz would be gangsta to the youth market.
This is an unapologetically liberal film. Does it preach to the choir? Absolutely. My own left-leaning views being what they are, I liked it on those terms, even as I acknowledge that some complexity would have been nice.
It's a fictional tale that has the immediacy of something hot off the presses -- something raw and clunky, but plugged into the moment - with characters talking about the same things people are talking about outside the theater.