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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Director Ben Wheatley's uncompromising style fits the deadpan humour perfectly but despite the movie's comic tones, the characters are still so unappealing that the movie's overall nature proves restrictive.
Would make an apt double feature with director Bobcat Goldthwait's recent 'God Bless America,' a similar road trip-as-murder rampage comedy in which people with bad taste and annnoying habits are targeted for 'deserved' extinction.
Ben Wheatley's latest film delivers horror in the most unexpected ways, but that wouldn't be possible without a darkly enjoyable script and delightfully unsettling performances by Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.