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 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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There are much better contemporary movies about dealing with the dynamics of being handicapped or wheelchair bound and overcoming obstacles, such as Rust & Bone, Amour, and The Diving bell and the Butterfly.
There are countless magical moments worth recounting - many with humour and involving the clash of the classes - it is not surprising that the film has been a runaway hit in France and elsewhere in Europe
It's a situation ripe for culture-clash comedy, a set-up that co-directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache exploit with gusto, as Driss takes stock of his opulent new surroundings and Philippe rediscovers his appetite for life.
The film's dominance of the global box office is entirely justified and hopefully it will break through that foreign language glass ceiling in the same way as the likes of Amelie and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.