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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The Cabin in the Woods will get you thinking about what it means to watch a horror movie, but it's not just a mischievous exercise in post-modern cleverness, it's also a giddily funny, gulpingly scary, enormously entertaining thrill ride.
Drew Goddard, with assistance from his cohort scenarist Joss Whedon, achieves an exemplary fusion of horror, humour and science-fiction while undermining genre conventions and audience expectations alike.
This isn't just the funniest slasher movie I've ever seen. It's probably the slasher movie to end all others. There's no point in making another. Seriously, this film says everything there is to say about the genre.
It sounds like the oldest horror story in the book but from the first scene of The Cabin in the Woods it's clear that the director, Drew Goddard, and his co-writer, Joss Whedon, are bent on turning the formula upside down.
Let's just say that if you trust in all things Joss Whedon (director of the recent Avengers triumph), the mere mention of his skilful and inventive co-scripting collaboration with talented Drew Goddard will be recommendation enough.