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.
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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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I never get tired of seeing Jackie accidentally bruise whatever is left of his genitals. 'I've got one ball in a sling and another in need of Lasik,' says Jackie. 'My testicles have their own physical therapist.'
There's no doubt that Rush Hour 3 is anything but a mess. And yet there were moments when I found myself laughing giddily at the inanity of it all, and other moments when the picture was so beautiful to look at that I almost forgot its faults.
Despite its derivative desperation and a ridiculous chain of serendipitous turns that are necessary to stuff a globe-trotting action flick into less than two hours, Ratner and company show they can grill an easy-watching summer blockbuster.
I've long since accepted that these are not going to be the outrageous Jackie Chan vehicles I love, or the reinvention of the buddy cop genre. They're just going to be solid vehicles with one of my favorite people in the world.
The division of labor is the same as in the first two films: Jackie kicks ass; Chris kicks sass. Ratner's challenge is giving the stars enough comedy byplay to keep audiences awake between the big action scenes, and RH 3 gets it done.
Ratner, who has been accurately dubbed a 'fauxteur', does an OK job keeping the action swirling, especially in the finale atop the Eiffel Tower. But there's no particular reason to have kept this franchise going except for commercial expediency.