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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This drama set in the pop music world has plenty to say, but its delivery of its message doesn't quite work. Still, Portman's nervy performance and the movie's dazzling cinematography and haunting music make it worth a look.
While provocation done with a purpose can reveal big truths, I question whether Vox Lux pushes past the shock value. What point is the film grappling to make about this kind of senseless bloodshed and the role of pop music in times of trauma?
Long after it has passed the point where most people will have written it off, it is still up there swinging wildly for the fences. And yet, all that swinging makes no difference if it never actually connects with anything.