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.
The laughs are few and far between, some bad CG effects mar the better sequences, Depp's performance doesn't have the lustre it once had, and the movie's plot doesn't so much defy logic as tie it up and make it walk the plank.
It is truly strange that a film setting out to be pure entertainment, so full of stars and special effects, should be so mortifyingly dull - although, then again, as Dr Johnson said: "Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment."
You know, there was a time when the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise supplied as many jaw-dropping thrills as the Disney theme park attraction by which it was inspired. But now it provides about as much enjoyment as waiting in line for said ride.