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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It unfolds a little too slowly, perhaps. I could see where this film was heading from very early on, and, well maybe I just wasn't in the mood for an updated, French provincial version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter.
Mademoiselle Chambon is moving in spots, but it doesn't stir you the way the best films about heartache do. You feel for these two star-crossed lovers, then forget about them the moment the movie is over.
Stationing the camera at a safe remove and letting scenes run their course, it's the sort of slow-burn romantic drama that asks its actors to bear the emotional brunt of the film -- and its leads deliver.