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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Three hours is awfully ambitious for a talky drama, but necessary for achieving the character depth Lonergan shoots for. If that level of character insight feels strange, it should: It barely exists in American film.
An engrossing character study with so much insight into human frailty that it's actually quite disturbing. Lonergan portrays her distress with an honesty and wide enough context that it can be extrapolated to the entirety of post-9/11 New York City.