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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What sets (it) apart and keeps it on the rails is Hardy's commitment to the relatable streetwise reporter wielding a weapon that thinks for itself, that and keeping the story simple enough to enjoy it for what it is.
So much of it is amusingly off-kilter that the joy of watching it is equivalent to the pleasure of eating junk food. It's utter garbage; you won't think about it once it's gone, but it'll hit a lot of instant pleasure centers.
The movie doesn't really capitalize on the inherent novelty of a villain in the title role. It's where you can feel the conflict in the movie itself. Like Eddie, our hero-villain, the film resists a new shape, a new manifestation of a changing inner core.
The result offers a strong performance by Tom Hardy, anchoring a storyline which, for Marvel, is slightly too wild and out-of-control, although that's probably fitting, because it's really what the scary/funny/icky Venom is all about.