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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Overall, The Dark Tower doesn't quite live up to the scale and majesty of its source material, but that was never going to be a fair bar to set considering the cinematic obstacles inherent to the narrative. Judged on its own, it's an engaging film.
It is not often that one has reservations about a movie adaptation of an epic Stephen King novel series. Relentlessly stiff, incoherent and sluggish, The Dark Tower is a piece of myopic mythology that dissipates into a bombastic bore.
The Dark Tower has an interesting premise, but fans of Stephen King's book leave wondering where the story they know and love went, but people who have never read the books will likely leave even more confused.