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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All of the performances here, from Billy Bob Thornton to Martin Freeman to Colin Hanks to newcomer Allison Tolman, are strong enough to almost make you forget the original altogether (especially if it's been way too long since your last viewing).
Between the dark nature of the story, the twisted humor and the violence, Fargo is well suited for FX, and worth watching for those who like their drama bloody, gritty and a little bit funny all at once.
A whole new constellation of characters is set against this familiar backdrop, playing out new tales of sordid activity in Bemidji, Minn., where the Minnesota nice is often punctured by bursts of violence and pain.
FX's Fargo uses landscapes better than any TV drama since Breaking Bad; its frozen lakes and snowpack vistas and boundless blue skies feel exposed, as if an all-powerful eye is constantly watching. And maybe it is.