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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It's strange that within one calendar year we got two movies about "friends with benefits" also known as sex buddies. I must say of the two, I prefer this one. That is not saying too much though. The characters are flat and a bit underdeveloped, but so is the story. So I guess it's a perfect fit.
A thoroughly predictable romantic comedy, but what rom com isn't? Natalie Portman is a favorite, Ashton Kutcher is adept at the genre, and the whole things ends just like you know it will. Nothing new or earth shattering, but still an enjoyable movie with beautiful people.
I HATED this movie. I hated it I hated it I hated it I hated it. It's not funny. It's not romantic. It's boring. It's lazily directed by Ivan Reitman. Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman don't even look like they're having fun. Portman, in particular, just looks like she took the part to cool off after starring in Black Swan. Truly painful.
Kutcher and Portman do have some chemistry, but No Strings Attached is an unremarkable rom-com. Its not quite as brave, nor as funny, nor as touching as superior offerings such as Friends With Benefits, or Easy A, etc.