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.
From the Critics
From RT Users Like You!
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.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
Sunday's premiere doesn't give a great sense of what the show will be on a weekly basis - a business drama with a side of humanity about following one's passion, perhaps? - though it definitely leaves viewers curious about what comes next.
The pilot shows the time, perseverance and attention to detail of some of television's best programs, and if the other nine Season 1 episodes are half as good, Halt and Catch Fire will be worth watching.
Once Halt figuratively puts it back in its pants, it settles into a predictable but engaging drama with a proper focus on how nerds, geeks and other proto-techies discarded their pocket protectors to launch the age of personal computers.
A stellar Toby Huss portrays the hard-driving Bosworth, a commanding presence. There are more than a few of these in Halt and Catch Fire, and from the available evidence an immensely seductive enterprise.