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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Thriller/mystery buffs might find the narrative slow; the thriller elements aren't introduced until the movie is nearly half over, and the mystery starts even later. But a dandy payoff will reward those who are patient.
The novel from which writer-director Cedric Kahn adapted Red Lights was, ironically, set in the United States over an arid Labor day weekend. Kahn's update may be more air-conditioned, but it's just as claustrophobic, creepy and allegorical.
France has produced dozens of Hitchcock- style films since Cahiers du Cinema elevated Hitch to the pantheon nearly five decades ago, but few lately have been as suspenseful and psychologically insightful as Red Lights.