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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Powerhouse performances from Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie drive Josie Rourke's searing chamber piece about one of history's greatest catfights.The film has been Oscar-nominated for make-up, which managed the extraordinary feat of making Robbie look ugly.
It is indeed a supreme pleasure watching two of today's finest actresses effortlessly carrying the film. So much so, it is easy to overlook the film's main shortcoming -- that it is frustratingly difficult to keep track of the [plot's] myriad twists.
One of those plodding period pieces that is as handsomely mounted as one could possibly hope but which is utterly lacking in the kind of spark that would have elevated it beyond being a showcase for the costume and art direction departments.
The precise account of a moment in which life and death ended up having the same meaning, beyond dogmas, ideologies and empires, and therefore a film more physical than theoretical or, even, historical. [Full Review in Spanish]
Saoirse Ronan is the soul of film, giving her all to the project. The first half especially is quiet dull and you sit through it because Saoirse is simply brilliant...if not for the two actresses, the film easily would have fallen flat.
Mary Queen of the Scots has a timely premise with a lot to say about toxic masculinity and women empowerment but never gets around to it, despite its brief sparks of brilliance that quickly die out before catching fire.