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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Anchored by strong work from Tom Hanks, but it also allows Clint Eastwood to showcase his skills as a director. It's fascinating to watch this film unfold and realize that the 86-year-old continues to create work that is challenging yet entertaining.
[It] was a delightful surprise to find myself moved to tears not once, but twice, in Clint Eastwood's simple-yet-solid biopic...a film that celebrates good people doing a good thing for others simply because it's their job.
What does come across is that Clint Eastwood really doesn't care for the NTSB nor does he particularly care to give women roles that demand more of them than answering a phone and getting a bit teary-eyed.
In our too-often juvenile, preening culture, this is a story that celebrates grown-up ideals such as responsibility, personal initiative, and the integrity of doing a job well regardless of accolades or rewards.