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.
What should have been a beautiful, contemplative piece of art, ends up being a self-indulgent bore. You'd be much better off going to your local art museum than sitting through this reject of an art film.
There's something trance-like about the flow of images here, as close-ups of details within illustrious paintings are juxtaposed with shots of faces and buildings in the streets of contemporary Vienna, alongside numerous fades to black.
Cohen's vivid eye for forlorn urban spaces makes this as geographically evocative as his other work, but it's a film of clearly etched themes, too, about the solace of growing old as well as the slight sadness of unlived lives.