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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While it was not as bad as critics would have you believe it isn't very good either. Playing for Keeps had promise and with a soccer backdrop I was hoping for a film that would connect the sport with an American audience but Playing for Keeps failed on many accounts even if it isn't as terrible as some would have you believe.
Had some amusing moments. probably Butler's best film for a while, which isn't difficult let's face it. Makes a nice change to hear him with the Scottish accent too. A little soppy at the end for my liking tho.
I'm shocked at all of the bad ratings for this movie. I really liked it and how much sacrifice Gerad Butler's character showed in order to "do the right thing" for his family. This movie had romance, drama and even comedy. Masterful in my opinion.
Very enjoyable, funny, & full of emotion. Deals with a man finally maturing to accept responsibility for raising & caring for his son, and finding out that the time is finally right for him and his wife to get back together for the long term.