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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SHOCK AND AWE is an absolute"Must See"! In this day and age of "fake news" hysteria generated by our political leaders, SHOCK AND AWE is the shot in the arm that legitimate journalists need, not to mention what the public needs to see.
What could have been an important and timely film in an era of distrust in journalism is sadly wasted. The film bombards its audience with surgically rapid scenes that feed as much information as possible with no emotional pay off.
Perhaps the recent profusion of fake news has made it more difficult for some Hollywood liberal creatives...to write about the War on Terror with a more self-reflexive and objective lens -- thereby ensuring that Shock and Awe fails to live up to its name.
The story gives audiences an inside look at how journalism actually works at ground level, including the cultivation of sources, the use of "background" and off-the-record information. It has a strong feel of authenticity.
Harrelson's a joy to watch, as usual, as are Marsden and Jones, although Jessica Biel is given little to do as Marsden's love interest, and Milla Jovovich plays a nagging-wife role best left in another decade.