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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REDBELT is a above all else an fight movie but one so-filled with emotion, it is a near tear-jerking drama as we see the ideal man fight against money men and those motivated against honor. And again, it is all about honor.
Redbelt sags a bit around the middle, never delivering on the promise of its opening and degenerating into a seen-it-before fight that doesn't lift or inspire us as much as you suspect Mamet wanted it to.
Aside from the fact that it's never a good sign when a keen interest in a particular sport dominating a movie is a must, we've seen this tale of the virtuous gladiator encircled by ruthless, greedy wolves in countless such sports movies before.