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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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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A powerful tale of two young people relying on the kindness of a disenchanted professor to escape the vendetta of a backward Turkish village. Based on a novel by one of Turkey's greatest progressive minds.
Bliss personalizes the brutal custom of honor killing. Director and co-screenwriter Abdullah Oguz has skillfully created an intense view of the conflict between tradition and emotion in contemporary Turkey.
Bliss is wonderful storytelling through and through. From the lyrical opening shot of a mountain's reflection piercing the sea to the closing portrait of open air, director Oguz's narrative is just as crystalline as the Aegean Sea he opulently photographs
The movie could use more genuinely thorny moments, like when a bikini-clad student visits the prof and his flustered fugitives. Instead, Bliss gets a cheapening thriller climax that presses the cruel family patriarch into villain duty.
Set in an intriguing locale, based on an important novel, Bliss is the tale of diverse culture and sharp -- sometimes brutal -- conflicts. It is a voyage of coming to grips with the challenging cultural mix of tradition and modernity.