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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Meadows clearly has a flair for working with actors and for depicting the rough-and-tumble of ordinary provincial lives. If he could go just a bit deeper, the truly great Midlands movie just might surface.
As depicted without affection by director Shane Meadows, his screeching actors and his overzealous set designer, the area is a step below trailer-trash culture and the main activities are bingo, hurling insults and airing one's dirty laundry on TV.
In moments when things don't so much happen as unfurl ... and any time the wonderful Kathy Burke, the antidote to cutification, is on screen -- Meadows honestly conveys the feeling of home on the Midlands range.