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.
From the Critics
From RT Users Like You!
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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine is reflected in the personal and political differences of two men on opposite sides of the issue in this documentary. Ali, of African and Palestinian descent, is a translator and commentator for several international news organizations who, years before, served 17 years in prison for a terrorist act against a Zionist group. Dov Shurin was born in Brooklyn and spent years pursuing several different spiritual paths before embracing Orthodox Judaism; he lives in a Jewish neighborhood in a primarily Arab section of Jerusalem and hosts a radio talk show. Both men are adamant that they want peace between the two nations, but neither is especially interested in compromises that will help realize that goal. Both men also have their own personal demons to deal with, as Ali's marriage begins to collapse and he sinks into depression, while Dov develops a paranoia about those around him and begins to accuse the filmmakers of anti-Semitism. Settlers was produced for the British television network Channel 4 and received its American premiere at the 2000 Mill Valley Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
The freer and more sophisticated approach of 'Divine Intervention' makes these traditional-minded documentaries look somewhat stodgy and old-fashioned by comparison, but both have a value as reportage that Mr. Suleiman's film does not pretend to have.