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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Taking an unfortunate page from Fox's The Following, Gang Related almost revels in a level of carnage where life is decidedly cheap, and the bad guys, drawn into a turf war, think nothing of shooting up whole neighborhoods.
Every minute that you keep watching, part of your soul festers and peels away. Somewhere inside you, a pained voice screams out in anguish at whoever could have greenlighted such a blatant display of yuck.
Fox's Gang Related combines the pounding street violence of the The Shield with the emotional wringers of the worst telenovelas - stilted dialogue, complicated family relationships and actors who would be better off working as CPR dummies.
Gang Related... offers up what feels like the dregs from the same pan in which many, many cop show predecessors, both better and worse, have been cooked up, including more intense series like The Shield or The Wire.