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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Southland Tales is a monumentally bad film, a landmark in 21st century cinematic awfulness. There's no real meaning to be found here; it's all signifiers for half baked ideas that Richard Kelly never managed to turn into anything worthwhile.
Unlike the world, Southland Tales starts with a bang but ends with a whimper. Richard Kelly's opus of a film is little more than sensory overload meant to look like a political statement on the state of privacy, the war, news and celebrities.