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 ways, it's more effective than even Spielberg's Schindler's List... Polanski's work is more of a personal and therapeutic experience for him, going back to his Polish roots in the midst of the horror that he and his family witnessed firsthand.
At almost two and a half hours, Ronald Harwood's screenplay occasionally drags. At the same time, Brody's straightforward portrayal of Szpilman and Polanski's unblinking eye make for a number of gripping, undeniably powerful sequences...
Not a celebration of the human spirit, neither demonizing the Germans nor lionizing the Jews, resisting both deceptive moral uplift and despairing moral nihilism, The Pianist is a work of exquisite restraint.