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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It was a movie of precisely everything Spielberg and Lucas stood for. Using Ford was the best idea the ever had. I can't imagine another actor lashing a whip with his fedora on. It must have felt good. From the beginning where we get a glimpse of what Indy's life is all about. After that, there is nothing you cannot love about this movie. From whip-cracking action to romanticized comedy. You gotta love Harrison Ford.
Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the best films of all time. The iconic first chapter in the legendary Indiana Jones franchise has an amazing script, along with some great set-piece moments. A must-watch!
Maybe you had to grow up with it. Although the production design and musical score is astounding and the action is mildly fun, the utter cheesiness and multitude of coincidences don't hold up. Come at me.
Almost a companion piece to Star Wars, Raiders is both a nostalgia piece and an example of three great filmmakers (Spielberg, Lucas and Kasdan) all working in sync and operating at their peak capacities. One of the greatest examples of classic '80s filmmaking.
Undeniably a classic and never runs short of pure entertainment, at its worst Raiders of the Lost Ark is family fun that's stood the test of time against many others of a similar calibre... And at its best, it's a hands-on action adventure, featuring an excellent Harrison Ford and enough intrigue to keep most audiences entertained. Verdict: A+