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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...a waste of time that would have seemed more pleasant had it not retained a whiff of something better - we get the queasy feeling there was once an idea for a movie here, an idea that was eventually subsumed by Hollywood positioning and base-covering
Somewhere in Al Pacino's contract there must be a clause that says he must have a 10-minute speech somewhere toward the end of the movie that allows him a super-dramatic moment and gives him an ultra-dramatic speech.
For a ringside seat at the secret CIA training process, The Recruit delivers a somewhat fascinating view. Yet, if not powered by Colin Farrell's strong performance, the predictable film would ultimately fall flat on its face.
'The major twists and turns are relentlessly predictable and register as sharply as being poked by a stick of margarine. The Recruit needs to undergo some more training from the Hollywood creativity department.'