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.
From the Critics
From RT Users Like You!
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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
This film is more interested in pleasing its audience with rom-com cliches than investigating any of its characters' lofty ambitions. And that's where it falls apart as a work that's trying to do, well, anything with its premise.
The slogan for the Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron vehicle Long Shot reads "unlikely but not impossible"...The romantic comedy is predicated on this idea, without ever explaining what about the pairing makes it unlikely.
As a kinda raunchy, kinda endearing popcorn flick, there's stuff to enjoy about "Long Shot." By dressing up like a movie trying to make a point, though, it just ends looking like an empty suit at its own podium.
After a promising opening ten minutes featuring gags that, if not truly edgy, at least carry a little bite, the superficially progressive RomCom Long Shot proceeds inexorably towards complete mainstream commercial formulaic filmmaking.