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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Indeed, The Great Buster: A Celebration is at its best when it's just Bogdanovich pointing out all the great stuff in Keaton's movies, particularly Buster's mid-'20s peak with Steamboat Bill, Jr. and the stone-cold classic The General.
Even with endless biographical facts, he remains an enigma. Maybe that's why that third act is the most successful: Bogdanovich highlights the work, rather than the man, and that alone is a master class worth taking.
Beyond knowing the right people to talk to - Richard Lewis, is one of the surprisingly revelatory interviews - Bogdanovich's insight into how forces having nothing to do with Keaton's filmmaking abilities shaped his career.