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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A young man trades one dangerous prison for another in this offbeat independent drama from Japanese filmmaker Shutaro Oku. When he was a teenager, Manuakata (Kazushi Watanabe) killed his mother in a fit of rage, and spent ten years behind bars. Now 25, Manuakata has been set free on a work-release program, with a job waiting for him at an electronics firm in Kawasaki. By day, Manuakata repairs televisions, and each evening he returns to a grim little apartment, where all he has for company is a tiny TV that plays the same news report over and over again, occasionally interspersed with homemade pornography. One day, Manuakata is approached by a man (Tomorowo Taguchi) who is the leader of a strange religious cult, and he offers Manuakata a more lucrative job -- taking old television remote controls and transforming them into handguns. Kain no matsuei (aka Cain's Descendant) was screened as part of the 2007 Berlin Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi