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 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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A love-letter to the golden age of film, Anderson's opus is the equivalent of a jubilant Technicolor MGM romantic musical, except without the requisite singing and dancing and crossed with a stark cynicism that is Sandler's hallmark.
Sandler essentially plays the same socially retarded moron that made him rich, but Anderson strips him of his usual comic props ... He's buried the man-child within and brought all that emotionally stunted melancholy to the surface.
Plays like a writer's scrap pile of good ideas, personal growing up experiences, and love for Adam Sandler movies all mixed together in one project that Paul Thomas Anderson seems to have made for the pure fun of it.