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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"Runner Runner" is the kind of meat-and-potatoes genre picture that might be passable if the people involved in making it had given the same thought and concentration to the development of the plot and the ending as they did to the fairly involving set-up.
Do Affleck and Timberlake, who together should have enough cash to make Midas jealous, need a payday this badly? That's the only real mystery at the heart of Runner Runner, a dull, slow-jog of a thriller that's less whodunit than why bother.
It is oxymoronically a thriller that fails to live up to the genre, playing it safe from start to finish with an insipid hero, a pedestrian plot and a conclusion that is as predictable as the phases of the moon.