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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In the hands of director Barry Jenkins and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, who wrote the theater piece "Moonlight" is based on, it's cinematic poetry birthed from the sea, where learning to swim is akin to a baptism.
[Barry] Jenkin's exceptional coming-of-age drama stays firmly planted in your mind by challenging the stilted ways of the past, causing you to look inward and reflect. It's a moving, unshakable piece of cinema that is not to be missed.
...a power-driven drama. Jenkins still fuels his small, yet piercing exposition, with a cemented conviction that fortifies the serene rage and manages to instill a convincing dose of sympathy for the periled players in Miami's hidden haven of a hellhole.
Moonlight is a film rammed with fantastic performances. Filled with rich characterisation and powerful moments. it charts three different periods in the life of Chiron, a young, gay black man from inner-city Miami.
Moonlight is an important and vital piece of black cinema, especially now. It's only through visibility that compassion can be nurtured and fostered, transforming solitude and confusion into hope and understanding.
I can tell you "Moonlight" is one of the most intimate and beautiful films I have ever seen, and the subject matter might seem so charged that those of us who have not experienced the issues in the film don't even know how to talk about it.